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)
|Peckar & Abramson, P.C., River Edge, NJ||2014 - 2019|
|Fasulo, Braverman & DiMaggio, LLP, New York, NY||2013 - 2014|
|Pace University Law School, J.D., Cum Laude||2013|
|Marist College, B.A., Business Administration||2010|
|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|
|Montclair Food Pantry||2016 - Present|
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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