Jonathan I. Nirenberg

Jonathan I. Nirenberg: Attorney with Rabner Baumgart Ben-Asher & Nirenberg, P.C. AV stamp icon
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Jonathan Nirenberg has been representing employees since he graduated from Cornell Law School in 1998. He handles a wide variety of employment law claims on behalf of employees in New Jersey and New York.

Mr. Nirenberg has participated in numerous precedent-setting employment law appeals, including Cole v. Jersey City Medical Center, Padilla v. Berkeley Educational Services of New Jersey, Inc., Myers v. AT&T, Brennan v. Norton, Zive v. Stanley Roberts, Inc., and Muller v. Exxon Research and Engineering Co.

Mr. Nirenberg frequently writes articles for The New Jersey Employment Law Blog. He also is the author of "When Does the Employer Have the Burden of Proof?" (New Jersey Law Journal, March 17, 2008); "Are Some Employees Entitled to More than 12 Weeks of Pregnancy Leave Under State and Federal Law" (New Jersey Labor and Employment Law Quarterly, Spring 2002); "When Is an Employer's Failure to Provide Notice of FMLA Rights or Designate FMLA Leave Actionable?" (New Jersey Law Journal, March 29, 2004).

Areas of Practice (44)

  • Employment Law
  • Discrimination
  • Retaliation
  • Labor and Employment
  • Americans With Disabilities Act
  • Covenants Not To Compete
  • Employee Drug Testing
  • Employee Privacy
  • Employee Rights
  • Employment Arbitration
  • Employment Breach of Contract
  • Employment Civil Rights
  • Employment Claims
  • Employment Class Actions
  • Employment Contracts
  • Employment Disability Discrimination
  • Employment Discrimination
  • Employment Litigation
  • Employment Rights
  • Employment Termination
  • Employment at Will
  • Executive Severance Contracts
  • Fair Labor Standards
  • Family and Medical Leave Act
  • Minimum Wage Law
  • National Origin Discrimination
  • Noncompete Litigation
  • Noncompetition and Non-Solicitation Agreements
  • Pregnancy Discrimination
  • Reductions in Force
  • Restrictive Covenants
  • Retaliatory Discharge
  • Sexual Harassment
  • Title VII Discrimination
  • WARN Act
  • Wage and Hour Class Actions
  • Wage and Hour Law
  • Whistleblower Litigation
  • Wrongful Termination
  • Disability Discrimination
  • Race Discrimination
  • Sex Discrimination
  • Civil Rights
  • Civil Rights Section 1983

Education & Credentials

Contact Information:
973-233-5796  Phone
(973) 842-4397  Phone
(973) 783-1524  Fax
University Attended:
Rochester, University of, B.A., 1995
Law School Attended:
Cornell Law School, J.D., Certificate in Public Law, 1998
Year of First Admission:
2002, U.S. District Court, Eastern District of New York; 2002, U.S. District Court, Southern District of New York; 1998, U.S. District Court, District of New Jersey; 2002, U.S. Court of Appeals, 3rd Circuit; 1999, New York; 1998, New Jersey
National Employment Lawyers Association (NELA); National Employment Lawyers Association of New Jersey (NELA-NJ); Bergen County Bar Association.
Reported Cases:
Cole v. Jersey City Medical Center (App. Div. 2012)
Padilla v. Berkeley Educational Services of New Jersey, Inc., 383 N.J. Super. 177 (App. Div. 2005)
Myers v. AT&T, 380 N.J. Super. 443 (App. Div. 2005)
Brennan v. Norton, 350 F.3d 399 (3d Cir. 2003)
Zive v. Stanley Roberts, Inc., 182 N.J. 436 (2003)
Muller v. Exxon Research and Engineering Co., 345 N.J. Super. 595 (App. Div. 2001)
Payment Information:
  • Credit cards accepted
  • Accepts Visa, MasterCard, American Express and Discover

Peer Reviews

4.7/5.0 (18 reviews)
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  • 5.0/5.0 Rated by a Partner on 03/10/14 in Employment Claims

    Jonathan is an ethical, knowledgeable and hard working advocate for his clients.

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  • 5.0/5.0 Rated by a Managing Partner on 03/29/12 in Labor and Employment

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Upper Montclair, New Jersey

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