Labor Relations and Employment Law


At Tesser & Cohen, we have extensive experience working with businesses in labor and employment matters. Our attorneys have lectured and written extensively on labor relations and employment law, and have been successful in resolving numerous disputes. Because of our commitment to excellence and our considerable knowledge of labor law matters, we are perfectly positioned to guide your business through the thicket of laws and regulations relating to employment matters, including:


Labor Relations for Businesses: Tesser & Cohen provides representation for both union and non-union businesses that experience conflicts with unions or benefit funds.  We handle a broad range of issues for employers, such as:


  • Labor unrest
  • Negotiation and administration of collective bargaining agreements
  • Negotiation and administration of Project Labor Agreements
  • Employee benefits disputes and trust fund administration
  • Audits by the Department of Labor or union benefits funds.


Wage and Hour Law: Tesser & Cohen assists employers in the resolution of claims against them for violation of wage and hour claims, including claims alleging nonpayment of overtime, in New York, New Jersey and in the Federal arena.


Labor Arbitration: We handle all matters related to arbitration, including preparing and presenting your case to the arbitrator. Tesser & Cohen’s attorneys have appeared before the union arbitrators in both New York and New Jersey, and are fully familiar with the arbitration procedures.


NLRB Charges and Elections: We represent employers in issues involving the National Labor Relations Board, including attempts to form a union, allegations of unfair labor practices, and work stoppages. We will handle all filings and will appear on your behalf at all conferences, hearings or proceedings.

Today, federal, state, and local governments regulate the growth of construction through a complicated systems of laws, ordinances and municipal development plans. Tesser & Cohen assists its clients in navigating the complicated regulatory system by providing representation at local planning and zoning board meetings, negotiating with governmental agencies and advising clients on the current state of land use requirements.

In addition to zoning and planning advice, Tesser & Cohen also provides representation in land use litigation.  Representative litigations involved the improper denial of building approvals by governmental authorities, eminent domain disputes, and complicated issues regarding a company's use of land that affected neighboring properties. In these settings judicial determination and enforcement of private land-use arrangements reinforce public regulation and achieve forms and levels of control that zoning does not contemplate.



Office Locations

Bergen County, New Jersey
946 Main Street
Hackensack, New Jersey 07601
Tel (201) 343-1100
Fax (201) 343-0885

New York City
30 Wall Street, 8th Floor
New York, New York 10005-2205
Tel (212) 226-1900
Fax (201) 343-0885



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