Paul Mazer joined the Firm with substantial experience advising employers on labor and employment matters. Mr. Mazer provides guidance on all aspects of the employment relationship, including, but not limited to, leaves, allegations of discrimination, harassment and retaliation; workplace safety; religious and ADA accommodations; employment agreements; discipline; and benefits issues. He conducts various training seminars for Human Resources professionals and other management staff on implementation of best practice employment policies. On behalf of firm clients, Mr. Mazer drafts corporate handbooks, personnel and safety policies, and conducts investigations into allegations into violations of those policies.
Mr. Mazer represents employers in proceedings before the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, the Occupational Safety and Health Administration and their various state counterparts in matters arising under fair employment practice, wage and hour and workplace safety laws. He also defends clients against claims before the National Labor Relations Board, including proceedings addressing representation; decertification; unit clarification; unfair labor practice allegations; supervisor status under the Act; and guard exclusions.
Prior to joining the Firm, Mr. Mazer spent a decade working as in-house counsel, where he gained a unique perspective into the legal aspects of an organization’s business needs. He served as in-house labor and employment counsel for one of the world’s biggest corporations (by employee population), a large international facility services company, which provided cleaning, security, engineering, food and aviation-related services. He also worked as US labor and employment counsel for an international in-patient drug, alcohol, behavioral treatment and medical services provider. In those roles, he provided executive leadership with strategic advice on a range of C-suite challenges, ranging from employee malfeasance; corporate governance; labor strife; litigation tactics; and risk management headaches. As in-house counsel, he negotiated countless collective bargaining agreements and zealously defended his employer against numerous grievance arbitration hearings. Mr. Mazer also assumed responsibility for managing many of his employer’s various commercial relationships, from drafting non-disclosure agreements, to negotiating commercial contracts, to bargaining with vendors and subcontractors over proposed contract terms.
Before going in-house, Mr. Mazer worked for a national labor and employment firm, and before that, a medium sized regional firm, handling all aspects of employment and complex litigation. With those firms, he consistently handled matters involving breach of contract; non-compete; non-solicitation; construction, surety, fidelity, and book accounts claims.
During law school, Mr. Mazer worked as a judicial intern for United States District Court Judge John C. Lifland and as a Board Intern for the National Labor Relations Board’s Region 22. As a law student, he served as the Editor-in-Chief of The Seton Hall Legislative Journal.
Mr. Mazer is involved in several philanthropic organizations throughout the North Jersey and NYC area.