Joseph M. Vento, Esq.

Associate

jvento@nfclegal.com
P: 973.665.9100
F: 973.665.9101

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My goal is to deliver my clients optimal results through strategic thinking and creative problem-solving coupled with a fundamental understanding of their business.

About Joseph

Joseph Vento focuses his practice on management defense in employment and labor law counseling. Joe has experience mediating and litigating employment discrimination, harassment, whistle-blowing, retaliation, wrongful discharge and other employment-related cases before federal and state courts. He also defends administrative proceedings before the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission and local fair practice employment agencies. Joe has defended against Employment Practices Liability Insurance and Directors & Officers claims.

Joe also conducts workplace investigations into claims of discrimination, retaliation and sexual harassment. He counsels employers on various employment matters including employee discipline, terminations, reasonable disability and faith based accommodations, restrictive covenants, background checks, overtime policies, PTO policies and worker classification. Joe negotiates and drafts employment, settlement and separation agreements, and drafts employment handbooks and other employment practice policies.

In addition to his counseling experience, Joe has litigated commercial matters such as partnership disputes, contractual disputes, fraud and other business torts.

Super Lawyers®, Rising Stars, Employment & Labor (2019)

Super Lawyers®, Rising Stars, Employment Litigation (2016-2018)

Professional

Professional Experience

Peckar & Abramson, P.C., River Edge, NJ 2014 - 2019
Fasulo, Braverman & DiMaggio, LLP, New York, NY 2013 - 2014

Background

Education

Pace University Law School, J.D., Cum Laude 2013
Marist College, B.A., Business Administration 2010

Admissions

State of New Jersey 2013
State of New York 2014
Southern District of New York 2014
District of New Jersey 2014
Western District of New York 2014
Eastern District of New York 2015

Civic & Charitable Activities

Montclair Food Pantry 2016 - Present

Recent Publications and Speaking Engagements

Recent Publications

Author, “Unemployment Benefits for New Jersey Employees Who Resign? NJ Appellate Division Says Yes, They May Be Eligible,” P&A Client Alert, May 2018

Co-Author, “Best Practices for Protecting the Franchisor’s Brand While Mitigating Risk from Employment Claims,” DRI, For the Defense, January 2018

Co-Author, “The Vexing Problem of ‘Me Too’ Evidence in Employment Cases,” DRI, For the Defense, January 2017

Co-Author, “The Limits of the LAD: Co-Worker Backlash Is Not Enough,” New Jersey Law Journal, Nov. 25, 2014

Co-Author, “Cobbling a Case Together: The Joint-Employer Theory In Class Actions,” New Jersey Law Journal, Oct. 8, 2014

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