Rachel Manne has expertise in counseling employers on a broad range of employment law issues. She regularly partners with clients to assist in making key decisions relating to workplace issues. As part of her practice, Ms. Manne regularly drafts and advises on employer policies, handbooks, employment agreements, restrictive covenants, and separation agreements relying upon her deep knowledge of the law in these areas.
Ms. Manne is also a leader in the firm’s employment law training practice, providing training to supervisors, Human Resources professionals, and employees at large and mid-sized companies as well as small businesses on a variety of topics, including: preventing harassment and discrimination, FMLA, ADA, respect in the workplace, emotional intelligence, unconscious bias, upstander conduct, and effective performance management. She has developed innovative materials to interact and connect with varied audiences and has received significant praise from clients on her practical training approach and demeanor.
In advising clients on potential legal risks, and training workforces, Ms. Manne brings an extensive background in employment litigation through which she has successfully handled matters involving discrimination, sexual harassment, whistleblower retaliation, executive compensation, contractual agreements, defamation, and wage and hour laws. In addition to her representations in federal and state courts in New Jersey and New York, Ms. Manne has represented clients before arbitration panels, including FINRA, and has defended claims brought before administrative agencies including the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, the New York Division of Human Rights and the New Jersey Division of Civil Rights.