Patricia M. Prezioso

Patricia Prezioso Labor Lawyer Sills Cummis Gross Law Firm
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Professional Biography

Patricia M. Prezioso is Chair of the Sills Cummis & Gross Employment and Labor Practice Group. She is an active litigator and counselor, with her practice focusing on assisting businesses with issues relating to their employees, including defending claims and lawsuits brought by employees against their employers, sexual harassment and discrimination, whistleblower, New Jersey Conscientious Employee Protection Act (“CEPA”), unfair competition or defense of trade secrets, defending or enforcing restrictive covenants, and claims arising from the Fair Labor Standards Act (“FLSA”) and Equal Pay Act. Ms. Prezioso investigates and litigates claims concerning unfair competition and the misappropriation of confidential information. Ms. Prezioso also offers counseling on employee claims, strategies for mitigating risk, as well as assistance with employee hiring and separating, employee discipline, leave requests, worker classification, protecting confidential information, wage and hour issues, and handbook, policy, and agreement development, implementation, and enforcement.

Ms. Prezioso also assists businesses and entities with in-house investigations, responding to government subpoenas and defense of criminal allegations. Ms. Prezioso has extensive experience in matters involving government or administrative agency investigations, including before the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC), the New York State Division of Human Rights and the New Jersey Division on Civil Rights, and defending businesses and entities from liability claims relating to alleged intentional acts of its employees or agents.

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The Labor and Employment Practice Group at Sills Cummis & Gross P.C. has been named a 2022 Go-To Thought Leader by the National Law Review. In August of 2022, the New Jersey Supreme Court made a landmark ruling relating to the classification of certain workers as contractors, significantly tightening the definition of the state’s independent business requirements. Firm authors Jill Turner Lever, Mark A. Nehme, Patricia M. Prezioso provided an extensive breakdown of the ruling and its impact on labor law in the state, and Sills Cummins’ Labor & Employment practice group is recognized for its vital contributions for the analysis of independent contractor law in New Jersey.


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