Law Offices of Mitchell Schley, LLC Experienced labor and employment attorney representing workers and businesses in New Jersey and New York.


With over 25 years’ experience as a practicing employment lawyer, I represent and advise employees and employers in all aspects of the work relationship, including litigation in the federal and state courts as well as in arbitrations and before government agencies.

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Mitchell Schley

Employment Lawyer

With 25 years as a practicing attorney, Mitchell Schley formed the Law Offices of Mitchell Schley, LLC, a New York and New Jersey law firm specializing in the representation of employees and employers in all aspects of labor and employment law, including litigation in the federal and state courts and in arbitration.

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No-Poach Agreements for Fast Food Employees are Under Scrutiny July 16, 2018
Many fast food franchise operators have “no-poach” clauses in their franchise agreements, which prevent low-wage fast food workers from moving to higher-paid jobs at other franchises. While a non-compete agreement appears in an employee’s contract and prevents them from working for a competitor after they leave, a no-poach agreement is never agreed to by the […]
New Jersey Court Holds that Job Transfer is Retaliation under Whistleblower Law July 6, 2018
On May 14, 2018, the Superior Court of New Jersey, Appellate Division held that laterally transferring an employee to a different job can constitute retaliation under the New Jersey whistleblower law, the Conscientious Employee Protection Act (CEPA). The plaintiff, Jeffrey Scozzafava, was a retired police officer employed by the Somerset County Prosecutor’s Office in its […]
New York State Says #TimesUp on Sexual Harassment in its 2019 Budget Bill June 15, 2018
Showing a strong response to the nationwide #MeToo and #TimesUp movements, the New York State legislature recently passed the “New York State Budget Bill for Fiscal Year 2019” (S-7848A), signed into law by Governor Andrew Cuomo on April 12, 2018, which enacts several new protections against sexual harassment in the workplace. Some of the key […]

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Are you a victim of pay discrimination?

The law looks to many factors when determining whether or not pay/compensation discrimination has occurred. Each of these factors is summarized in categories below.

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The majority undoes bargains reached all over the country. … It does so with no real clue of what will happen next—of how its action will alter public-sector labor relations. It does so even though the government services affected—policing, firefighting, teaching, transportation, sanitation (and more)—affect the quality of life of tens of millions of Americans.

–Elena Kagan, dissenting in Janus v. AFSCME


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