Kristine J. Feher

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Florham Park,  NJ  U.S.A.
Phone973.443.3273

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Practice Areas

  • Labor & Employment
  • Business Immigration & Compliance
 
Contact InfoTelephone: 973.443.3273
Fax: 973.301.8410
http://www.gtlaw.com/People/FeherKristineJ
 
University Tufts University, B.A., 1992
 
Law SchoolUniversity of Pennsylvania Law School, J.D., 1995
 
Admitted1995, New Jersey; U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit; U.S. Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit; U.S. District Court for the District of New Jersey; U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of New York; U.S. District Court for the Northern District of New York; U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York; U.S. District Court for the Western District of New York
 
Memberships 

Professional & Community Involvement

•Member, Morris County Bar Association

•Member, American Immigration Lawyers Association

•Member, New Jersey Women Lawyers Association

 
Biography

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 such as Title VII of the Civil Rights Act, the pregnancy Discrimination Act, the Age Discrimination in Employment Act, the Americans with Disabilities Act, the New Jersey Law Against Discrimination, the Conscientious Employee Protection Act, the Family Medical Leave Act, and the New Jersey Family Leave Act. In addition, she litigates claims for benefits arising under the Employee Retirement Income Security Act, as well as wage payment and overtime compensation claims (including class actions) under the Fair Labor Standards Act and state laws. She also has extensive experience in breach of contract, emotional distress, fraud, and many other employment-related claims.

In addition, 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, reductions in force, I-9 compliance and employment-based immigration petitions; 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.

Areas of Concentration

•Employment litigation

Awards & Recognition

•Listed, The Legal 500 United States, 2013-2014

•Listed, Chambers USA Guide, 2011-2014

•Member, Winning Team, New Jersey Law Journal, General Litigation Department of the Year Award, 2013

•Team Member, Lexology's Client Choice Award USA & Canada, United States: New Jersey, 2013

•Team Member, a Law360 Employment Practice Group of the Year, 2011 and 2013

•Listed, Benchmark: Litigation, the Definitive Guide to America's Leading Litigation Firms and Attorneys, 2009

•Listed, Super Lawyers magazine, New Jersey Super Lawyers, Rising Star, 2006-2009

•Rated, AV Preeminent 5.0 out of 5 AV, BV, AV Preeminent and BV Distinguished are registered certification marks of Reed Elsevier Properties Inc., used under in accordance with the Martindale-Hubbell certification procedures, standards and policies.

Articles, Publications, & Lectures

Articles

• Editor, GT L&E Blog: Global Developments in Labor & Employment Law

•Author, New Pregnancy Laws Deliver More Protections for Moms to Be...Along with Some Challenges for Employers, Employment Law Strategist, September 2014

•Author, New Pregnancy Laws Deliver Additional Protections for Women, GTAlert, January 30, 2014

•Co-Author, New Jersey Gender Equity Notice Requirements, GTAlert, January 13, 2014

•Featured, Q&A With Greenberg Traurig's Kristine Feher, Law360, June 20, 2013

•Mentioned, The Best Blend of Practices: Greenberg Traurig Puts its Collective Brainpower to Work in New Jersey, New Jersey Law Journal, April 1, 2013

•Quoted, Quirky quitting techniques mark some job departures, USA Today, November 15, 2011

•Author, How to Handle Alcoholic Employees, Benefits and Compensation Solutions, October 1998

Lectures

• Presenter, Mean Girls in the Hallways and Bad Boys in the Lunchroom... What Employers Can Do When Bullies Come to Work, NJCCA's Spring Reception, West Orange, NJ, May 16-17, 2012

•Presenter, ADA Compliance in the Employee Lifecycle, New Jersey Taking Care of Business Breakfast Series, February 16, 2012

•Lectured, Employment Law Issues in Force Reductions, NYU School of Continuing Education, New York, NY, 2010

•Speaker, FMLA Master Class, hosted by M. Lee Smith publishing, Newark, NJ, 2009

Associated News & Events

09.08.14 Greenberg Traurig Labor & Employment Practice Receives Multiple Recognitions

07.15.14 Greenberg Traurig Ranked in 2014 Legal 500 United States Guide

05.30.14 2014 Edition of Chambers USA Guide Recognizes Greenberg Traurig New Jersey Attorneys

05.23.14 Greenberg Traurig Attorneys, Practices Included in 2014 Chambers USA Guide

06.21.13 Greenberg Traurig Ranked in 2013 Legal 500 United States Guide; Recommended as 'Top Tier' Firm in Real Estate

06.12.13 2013 Edition of Chambers USA Guide Recognizes Greenberg Traurig New Jersey Attorneys

05.28.13 Chambers USA Guide 2013 Includes 175 Greenberg Traurig Attorneys, 33 Practice Areas

01.09.13 Greenberg Traurig's Global Labor and Employment Practice Continues to Gain Momentum

09.14.12 Greenberg Traurig Gains Momentum in its Global Labor and Employment Practice

06.29.12 2012 Chambers USA Guide Recognizes Greenberg Traurig New Jersey Attorneys

Published Articles

09.01.14 New Pregnancy Laws Deliver More Protections for Moms to Be...Along with Some Challenges for Employers

Alerts

01.30.14 New Pregnancy Laws Deliver Additional Protections for Women

04.26.13 Proposed Restrictive Covenant Law Threatens to Handcuff Employers

11.27.12 After Nearly 25 Years, New Jersey Appellate Court Provides 'Sobering' Guidance to Employers Respecting Workplace Alcoholism

11.14.12 Taking Care of Business When Hurricanes, Storms and Natural Disasters Hit

11.09.12 New Jersey Imposes Gender-Equality Notice Obligations on Employers

11.07.12 Newark, New Jersey Deals a Blow to Criminal Background Checks

 
Reported CasesSignificant Representations: Secured unanimous jury verdict in New Jersey Superior Court on behalf of major package delivery company in case alleging failure to accommodate the plaintiff's disability.Secured favorable outcome at arbitration on behalf of hotel management company in case alleging sexual orientation discrimination and retaliation against corporate client and executives.Secured summary judgment in the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York on behalf of major telecommunications provider in a claim for benefits under an ERISA-governed disability plan, and defended the decision before the Second Circuit Court of Appeals.Won unanimous jury verdict on plaintiff's claims and on counterclaim for damages against plaintiff on behalf of major telecommunications provider in case involving claims of breach of contract, implied covenant of good faith and fair dealing, and tortious interference, and defended plaintiff's appeal to the New Jersey Appellate Division.Obtained summary judgment in the US. District Court for the District of New Jersey on behalf of major telecommunications provider in a claim for retirement benefits under an ERISA-governed separation plan, and defended appeal to Third Circuit Court of Appeals.Secured summary judgment on behalf of major telecommunications provider in claim alleging sex discrimination and related issues, and defended the decision before the Second Circuit Court of Appeals.As co-leader of the defense team for a major international chemical company, defeated a claim for certification of a proposed class action alleging a nation-wide practice of age discrimination in force reductions, and defended that decision on appeal.Obtained dismissal on behalf of major telecommunications provider of suit in the Southern District of New York alleging race discrimination and various other claims.Represented employers in several class-action wage and hour suits.Obtained summary judgment in numerous cases alleging discrimination and related claims against corporate clients in New Jersey and New York courts.As local counsel, assisted in obtaining dismissal of a discrimination and retaliation case filed against a corporate client based upon the plaintiff's failure to appear for his deposition.Enforced an oral settlement agreement entered into with a plaintiff after plaintiff sought to rescind the agreement. Plaintiff asserted claims relating to stock options in federal court in the District of New Jersey.Obtained dismissals and findings of no probable cause in numerous employment discrimination charges filed with the EEOC and various state fair employment practice agencies.Assisted corporate clients in employment-based immigration matters, including obtaining temporary work authorization and/or permanent residence for foreign workers, compliance with I-9 (employment verification) requirements, internal audits, and audits by agencies.Counseled clients on employment law issues including layoffs, compliance and anticipated employment actions. Also conducted training, including prevention of workplace harassment and compliance with leave and disability laws at client sites and seminars.Reviewed and revised client handbooks, contracts, employment policies, offer letters and applications. Certain of t he above representations were handled by Ms. Feher prior to her joining Greenberg Traurig, LLP.
 
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New Pregnancy Laws Deliver Additional Protections for Women
Kristine J. Feher, February 5, 2014
New Jersey lawmakers recently amended the New Jersey Law Against Discrimination (NJLAD) to provide additional protections for women whom employers know, or should know, are affected by pregnancy, childbirth, or related medical conditions. Following in the footsteps of recent New York City...


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