Paul I. Weiner

Special Counsel

(973) 631-6057
Direct (973) 631-6057
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Paul I. Weiner is Special Counsel to the Firm.

Paul is an accomplished Employment and Labor attorney and has been practicing in the industry for over 50 years. He concentrates his practice in the areas of Employment and Labor Law as well as private and court mediation. Paul's practical experience and legal know-how provide unique opportunities for employers in both the prevention of legal complications as well as in providing guidance and representation in legal matters when they arise. Paul also assists employers in dealing with and preventing unions.

Over the last 20 years, Paul has practiced with various law firms in New Jersey specializing in employment and labor law, as well as established his own employment and labor firm the Law Offices of Weiner & Weiner, alongside his son Joshua Weiner, Coughlin Duffy's Chair of Employment and Labor group. He also served as an in-house Corporate Labor and Employment Counsel for such establishments as Nabisco Brands and GAF. 

Paul is also a well-known speaker in the field of Employment and Labor law and for 30 years served as the Chair of the highly regarded Employment Litigation program for the Practicing Law Institute (PLI). He has written articles for many of the most well respected legal publications and is a co-author of the best-selling text Wrongful Termination A Preventative Approach (1st and 2nd Edition). Paul has also been a guest speaker on CBS News, MSNBC, Channel 12 news, and numerous radio talk shows. He has been quoted in the NY Times, the Star Ledger, the Bergen Record, New Jersey Law Journal, and other news publications.

Experience

  • Leading Sexual Harrasment Decision
  • Toys-R-Us v. Drug Testing Henessey in Eagle Coastal Refinery
  • Subcarrier Communs v. Day Superior Court of New Jersey
  • Lehmann v. Toys 'R' Us
  • 1993 N.J. Hennesey v. Coastal Eagle Point Oil Co.

Speaking Engagements

Speaker, N.J. CLE course on employee handbooks and employment discrimination (1978-2000) 

Publications and Presentations

Standard Setting Procedures, Variances under the Occupation Safety & Health Act of 1970; PLI’s Occupational Safety and Health Law

A Practical Guide to an Effective Role in OSHA’s Standard Setting Process; PLI’s Occupational Safety and Health Law

Variance Under OSHA – An Update; PLI’s Occupational Safety and Health Law

Seniority Systems In The Post Teamsters Era – An Update; PLI’s Employment Discrimination Litigation

OSHA’s Standard Setting Process; PLI’s Occupational Safety and Health Law

The Handling of an EEO Charge; PLI’s EEOC Litigation

Employee Surveys a Step-By-Step Approach; PLI’s EEOC Litigation

Legal Consideration In General; PLI’s Age Discrimination Problems, The Context of a Reduction in Workforce

Statistical Techniques in Age Cases; PLI’s Employment Litigation and Its Alternatives

Managing Outside Counsel in Employment Litigation; PLI’s Employment Litigation

Safety Strikes & NLRA Issues, Handling Investigation and Court Precedent; PLI’s OSHA, Discrimination Provision

Pre-Litigation Settlement Strategies; PLI’s Employment Litigation

Involuntary Reductions in Force, A Step-By-Step Approach; PLI’s Reduction in Workforce and Benefits in a Shrinking Economy

Litigation Risk Audit for Today’s Employers; PLI’s Employment Litigation

Statistical Techniques in Age Cases; PLI’s Employment Litigation

Related Tort Claims; PLI’s Employment Discrimination Litigation

The Handling of an EEO Charge; PLI’s Employment Discrimination Litigation

Trial Strategy and Preparation in Employment Litigation; PLI’s Litigating Employment Discrimination Cases

Defending A Company’s Reasonable Accommodation under an ADA Case; PLI’s Litigating Employment Discrimination Cases

Stress and Mental Disorder; New Responsibilities for Employers under the ADA. PLI’s Litigating; Employment Discrimination Cases

The Settlement of Discrimination Cases; PLI’s Litigating Employment Discrimination Cases

Personnel Law Updates

Your Employee Handbook from a Legal Perspective; Personnel Law Update

Downsizing – Legal Aspects of Work Force Reduction; Personnel Law Update

How to Write Warnings and Performance Appraisals in a Legal Context; Personnel Law Update

Employers Behind Bars – A Touch New OSHA Raises the Stakes; Personnel Law Update

A Litigation Risk Audit for Today’s Employer: From Application Form to Exit Interview; Personnel Law Update

Emerging Areas of Employer Liability; Personnel Law Update

Council on Education in Management Emerging Areas of Employer Liability; Personnel Law Update

Other

The Wooley Decision/Are Handbooks Employment Comments; Commence and Industry

Legal Issues in the Next Millennium Society of Human Resource Manager (1998)

Preventing Union in Today’s Economy; SHRM (1997)

Awards and Honors

Selected for inclusion in New Jersey Super Lawyers – Employment & Labor Law (2007)

Recipient, Corporate Clients Choice Award, American Lawyer Magazine (1995)

Memberships

Program Chair, New Jersey State Bar Association

Program Chair, Practicing Law Institute

Program Chair, American Bar Association

Chairman and Founder, PLI Employment Discrimination Litigation Seminar

Chairman, "Employment Discrimination Seminars", PLI, 1978 - 2012

Chairman, Employment Law Council

Member, American Bar Association Equal Employment Opportunity Committee

Member, American Bar Association, Employment/Labor Law Committee

Member, New Jersey State Bar Association Labor Committee

Arbitrator, New Jersey State Board of Mediation

Mediator, New Jersey and Federal Courts

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