JENNIFER STEFANICK BARNA is a Senior Counsel in the Employment, Labor & Workforce Management and Litigation practices, in the firm's Newark office. Her practice focuses on civil litigation and corporate counseling in the areas of employment law and complex commercial matters. Ms. Barna represents businesses in a broad spectrum of industries, including commercial real estate, financial services, health care, and retail.
Ms. Barna's experience includes:
Representing employers in state and federal courts and before administrative agencies and arbitration tribunals on a wide range of issues involving harassment, discrimination, retaliation, breach of employment contracts, wage and hour compliance, tort claims, and restrictive covenants
Representing businesses in various sectors in diverse and complex commercial litigation matters
Counseling employers on workplace and employment law issues, such as discipline and termination, workplace accommodations, FMLA and similar state law leave issues, wage and hour compliance, and internal investigations
Representing retailers, hotels, and other hospitality-related businesses in public accommodation matters, including ADA accessibility and retaliation litigations
Conducting internal investigations on behalf of management on such issues as discrimination and sexual harassment
Conducting workplace training seminars for employers, including managers and non-supervisory personnel
Drafting employment policies and procedures as well as employee handbooks and manuals
While at law school, Ms. Barna was an Associate Editor of the Dickinson Law Review.
Articles in the National Law Review database by Jennifer Barna