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Kristine J. Feher is an experienced employment litigator and trial attorney, whose practice focuses on representing employers and managers in employment discrimination and wrongful discharge cases arising under employment laws. In addition, she litigates wage payment and overtime compensation claims (including class actions) under the Fair Labor Standards Act and state laws. She also has wide-ranging experience in defending claims of breach of contract, infliction of emotional distress, and many other employment-related claims; and counsels franchisors regarding employment issues, including avoiding joint employer status with franchisees.

Kris assists clients in a variety of labor and employment matters including conducting workplace training; drafting policies and handbooks; ensuring wage and hour compliance; advising on performance management, terminations, and reductions in force; and defending Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) and state fair employment practice agency charges. Kris prides herself on offering advice that is both practical and consistent with the employer’s business goals and culture.

On Aug. 2, 2021, Governor Phil Murphy announced that New Jersey health care workers in certain state and private facilities must be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 or face consistent COVID-19
Continue Reading COVID-19 Update: New Requirements for Workers in Health Care Facilities in New Jersey

New York employers have until Wednesday, Oct. 9, 2019, to train each of their employees on sexual harassment prevention. The training must be conducted annually thereafter, and must satisfy
Continue Reading Reminder: Oct. 9, 2019, Deadline Approaches for New York Sexual Harassment Prevention Training

On March 18, 2019, landmark legislation was passed that could dramatically impact the resolution of discrimination, retaliation, and harassment claims. under the New Jersey Law Against Discrimination (“NJLAD”), and “other”
Continue Reading New Jersey Passes Law Eroding Bedrock of Settlement – Confidentiality Provisions Relating to Discrimination, Retaliation, and Harassment Claims No Longer Enforceable

The New York City Department of Consumer Affairs has issued a revised Notice of Employee Rights under the Earned Safe and Sick Time Act (ESSTA), formerly the Earned Sick Time
Continue Reading New NYC Sick Leave Law Expands Usage for Persons ‘Equivalent of Family’ and Safe Leave

On July 15, 2015, the New Jersey Supreme Court settled the debate over whether employees who are responsible for monitoring and reporting employer compliance may seek whistleblower protection under New
Continue Reading Whistle(blow) While You Work: Supreme Court Rules That “Watchdog” Employees Are Protected Under CEPA