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Jonathan Ian Nirenberg

Jonathan Ian Nirenberg

Dedlicated to Enforcing Employee Rights
  • Employment Law, Civil Rights, Business Law ...
  • New Jersey, New York
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Shelly S. June 7, 2021
Exemplifies honesty, hard work, and trustworthiness I felt alone and without a voice, until I hired Jonathan I. Nirenberg of Rabner Baumgart Ben-Asher & Nirenberg, P.C. Mr. Nirenberg represented me in an employment matter. Without his help, I know that I would not have had the extremely successful outcome I had. Jonathan was not only professional, but very empathetic to what happened to me. Jonathan gave me support, and options in relation to a challenging employer/employment situation which was an extremely difficult time in my life. I felt comfortable talking to Jonathan about every aspect of the events that took place. I was kept informed every step of the way and my questions and concerns were always addressed in a timely manner. Jonathan is a credit to all lawyers and exemplifies the qualities of honesty, hard work, and trustworthiness that every lawyer should strive towards. Thanks to Jonathan, people like myself, the average employee, have a voice that can be heard. I wholeheartedly and without question recommend Attorney Jonathan I. Nirenberg.
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Biography

I am an employment lawyer, and a partner at Rabner Baumgart Ben-Asher & Nirenberg, P.C. I represent employees in New Jersey and New York.

I handle a wide range of employment law disputes, including ones involving employment discrimination, workplace harassment, retaliation, employment contracts, severance agreements, non-compete agreements, commissions, the Family & Medical Leave Act, and wage & hour disputes.

I have been practicing law since 1998, when I graduated from Cornell Law School.

Practice Areas
    Employment Law
    Employment Contracts, Employment Discrimination, Overtime & Unpaid Wages, Sexual Harassment, Whistleblower, Wrongful Termination
    Civil Rights
    Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), Discrimination, Employment
    Business Law
    Business Contracts, Business Litigation, Partnership & Shareholder Disputes
    Appeals & Appellate
    Civil Appeals, Federal Appeals
Additional Practice Area
  • Mediation - Employment Law
Video Conferencing
  • Zoom
  • Microsoft Teams
Fees
  • Credit Cards Accepted
    We accept all major credit and debit cards.
  • Contingent Fees
    Contingency, hourly, and part-contingency fees available, depending on the circumstances.
Jurisdictions Admitted to Practice
New Jersey
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New York
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3rd Circuit
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U.S. District Court, District of New Jersey
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U.S. District Court, Eastern District of New York
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U.S. District Court, Southern District of New York
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Languages
  • English: Spoken, Written
Professional Experience
Partner
Rabner Baumgart Ben-Asher & Nirenberg, P.C.
- Current
Partner
The Nirenberg Law Firm, LLC
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Partner
Resnick & Nirenberg, P.C.
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Deutsh Resnick, P.A.
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Education
Cornell University
J.D. | Public Law
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University of Rochester
B.A. | Political Science
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Awards
Rising Star - Employment Law
Thomson Reuters
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New Jersey SuperLawyer - Employment Litigation: Plaintiff
Thomson Reuters
Thomson Reuters selects individuals to be included on this list based on a combination of peer nominations, evaluation of candidates, and independent research. Each year, no more than 5% of attorneys practicing in New Jersey are selected to the Super Lawyers list, and no more than 2.5% are selected for the Rising Star list. Information about the selection process is available on the Super Lawyers website. No aspect of this advertisement has been approved by the Supreme Court of New Jersey.
AV Preeminent Peer Review Rating
Martindale Hubbell
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Professional Associations
National Employment Lawyers' Association of New Jersey (NELA-NJ)
Member
- Current
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National Employment Lawyers' Association (NELA)
Member
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Publications
Speaking Engagements
Considerations for Public Employees: Navigating Disciplinary & Administrative Matters in the Context of Traditional Employment Claims for Public Employees, NELA-NJ Annual Conference, New Jersey Institute for Continuing Legal Education
National Employment Lawyer's Association, New Jersey Chapter
Certifications
Rule 1:40-Qualified Mediator
Superior Court of New Jersey
Websites & Blogs
Website
Jonathan I. Nirenberg's Website Profile
Website
Rabner Baumgart Ben-Asher & Nirenberg, P.C. Website
Blog
New Jersey Employment Lawyer Blog
Legal Answers
6 Questions Answered
Q. Was approved for family leave. August 2018 till August 2019. They use roll back method. Went over time by 3 days.
A: I suggest you talk directly with an employment lawyer. I would want to evaluate potential claims of retaliation in violation of the FMLA and to determine whether they gave you proper notice of your rights and obligations under the FMLA. If the leave was for your own medical condition, I also would want to explore a potential disability discrimination and/or failure to accommodate disability claim.
Q. As a Black man, is being called a "Boy" in a confrontational manner considered discrimination?
A: It is impossible to know for sure whether the statement was meant to be discriminatory, especially without any context or other information. However, given the history of the use of that term for African Americans, it very well could be a discriminatory statement. You may want to try to schedule a consultation with an employment lawyer.
Q. What can I do if I was wrongfully terminated from my job?
A: The answer depends on a lot of factors. You should consider meeting with an employment lawyer to discuss your options, including whether you have a potential legal claim.
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Rabner Baumgart Ben-Asher & Nirenberg, P.C.
52 Upper Montclair Plaza
Upper Montclair, NJ 07043
Telephone: (973) 744-4000
Cell: (973) 842-4397
Fax: (973) 783-1524
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