While attending law school, Ms. Mantell participated in two law school clinics, the Investor Advocacy Project and Seton Hall’s Southern District of New York Representation in Mediation Practicum. As lead student advocate in the SDNY Mediation Clinic, Ms. Mantell represented pro se litigants in employment matters and successfully mediated these matters to achieve the highest settlement award in the Clinic’s history. In addition, Ms. Mantell was awarded the honor of Best Brief in Seton Hall’s Appellate Advocacy program.
Prior to joining Jackson Lewis, Ms. Mantell was a law clerk for the Honorable Robert C. Wilson, New Jersey Superior Court Judge, Bergen County, Civil Division.
May 2, 2018
New Jersey Enacts Paid Sick Leave Act and Springs Forward with Legislative Agenda
Expanding employee protections in New Jersey is on the agenda for the overwhelming party-majorities in the Senate and the Assembly in the Legislature and for Governor Phil Murphy. In the latest development, Governor Murphy signed The New Jersey Paid Sick Leave Act on May 2, 2018. The bill passed by 2-1 margins in both houses. The...
March 27, 2017
New Jersey Bill Will Make Whistleblower Settlement Agreements with Public Entities Public Records
Proposed legislation that would make whistleblower settlement agreements involving public entities available to the public has been approved unanimously by the New Jersey Assembly on March 23, 2017.The New Jersey Assembly Bill (A-4243) would bar public entities and public employees from entering into confidential settlements of...
March 27, 2017
Port Authority Not Subject to Worker-Friendly New Jersey Whistleblower Law, State Court Rules
The Port Authority of New York and New Jersey is not subject to suit under New Jersey’s expansive whistleblower statute, the Conscientious Employee Protection Act, the New Jersey Appellate Division has held. Sullivan v. Port Auth. of N.Y. & N.J., 2017 N.J. Super. LEXIS 33 (App. Div. Mar. 15, 2017).Often called the most...
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