Ralph R. Smith, 3rd

Shareholder; Co-Chair, Labor and Employment Practice
Mount Laurel,  NJ  U.S.A.

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  • Labor and Employment
    University Temple University, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, B.A., Magna Cum Laude, 1986
    Law SchoolTemple University James E. Beasley School of Law, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, J.D., Cum Laude, 1989
    Admitted1990, New Jersey; 1990, Pennsylvania

    Mr. Smith practices in employment litigation and preventative employment practices, including counseling employers on the creation of employment policies, non-compete and trade secret agreements, and training employers to avoid employment-related litigation. He represents both companies and individuals in related complex commercial litigation before federal states courts and administrative agencies in labor and employment cases including race, gender, age, national origin, disability and workplace harassment and discrimination matters, wage-and-hour disputes, restrictive covenants, grievances, arbitrations, drug testing, and employment related contract issues.

    Published Works

    · September 11th and Its Effect on the Workplace, Society for Human Resource Management Newsletter

    · Supreme Court Weighs in on FMLA, Society for Human Resource Management Newsletter

    · The Sarbanes-Oxley Act, Society for Human Resource Management Newsletter

    · United States Supreme Court Weighs in on FMLA Notice Requirements, The Metropolitan Corporate Counsel

    · Blowing in the Wind - The Future of New Jersey's Non-Compete Law, and, The Do's and Don'ts of Interviewing, New Jersey Collegiate Press Association Publication

    · Chapter 6 - Terms and Conditions of Employment, Co-Author, "Pennsylvania Employment Law Deskbook,", 2012


    · How the HR Department Can Save the Company Money, Lorman Education Services, September 2013

    · Employment Law: Beyond the Basics, Sterling Education Services, Newark, NJ, August 2013

    · Human Resources Law What you Need to Know Now, National Business Institute, August 2013

    · Restrictive Covenants and the Medical Professional, Asian Indian Professionals Association, 2013

    · Fair Labor Standard Act in New Jersey, Lorman Education Services, 2013

    · Conducting Background Checks, Lorman Education Services, 2013

    · Fundamentals of Employment Law Seminar, Sterling Education Services, 2012

    · Employment Background Check Policies: What's Legal, What's Not, National Constitution Center Webinar, 2011

    · Preventing Retaliation Claims: Cat's Paw, Title VII and Third-Party Protection, National Constitution Center Webinar, 2011

    · New ADA Amendments and Regulations, Progressive Business Conferences Webinar, 2011

    · Employment Law Update-Contemporary Challenges in a Changing Workplace, Sterling Education Services, Wilmington, DE, 2011

    · Employment Law Best Practices, Sterling Education Services Seminar, 2011

    · Dealing with Employees Who Have Been Charged with a Crime, Lorman Education Services teleconference, 2009

    · Conducting Background Checks, Lorman Education Services teleconference, 2009

    · "Best Practices in Labor and Employment", Sterling Education Services, Wilmington, DE, 2013

    Professional Associations and Memberships

    · Camden County Bar Association, Member

    · Camden County Inns of Court, Member

    · New Jersey State Bar Association, Member

    · New Jersey Federal Bar Association, Member

    · Society of Human Resource Management, Member

    · Widner University Graduate School of Business, Adjunct Professor


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    Third Circuit Weighs in on “Donning and Doffing” Issue
    Ralph R. Smith, July 11, 2014
    In Rosano v. Township of Teaneck, the United States Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit recently ruled on the question of whether police officers from the Township of Teaneck, N.J. were entitled to receive compensation in the form of overtime payments for time spent attending daily roll calls...

    Court Upholds Dismissal of Corrections Officer Who Could Not Possess Firearm
    Ralph R. Smith, June 20, 2014
    In the recent case of In re: Frazier, 435 N.J. Super. 1 (App. Div. 2014), the New Jersey Superior Court- Appellate Division had to decide whether a public employee who was disqualified from possessing a gun could lose his public employment where a condition of that employment included carrying a...

    NJLAD Now Expressly Prohibits Pregnancy Discrimination
    Ralph R. Smith, May 2, 2014
    Until this past January, the New Jersey Law Against Discrimination (“LAD”), one of the broadest discrimination laws in the country, did not expressly prohibit discrimination against pregnant women. That has changed due to an amendment to that law, which went into effect on January 21,...

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    Ralph R. Smith, 3rd

    8000 Midlantic Drive
    Mount LaurelNJ 08054


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