Samuel Samaro heads the firm’s employment practice. He has extensive experience litigating labor and employment matters of all types, including discrimination claims, disability claims, compensation disputes and contract actions. He has tried numerous cases to verdict in state and federal courts as well as administrative agencies. He also regularly consults employers and employees on the full-range of employment law problems and issues, such as policy drafting and interpretation, work-place harassment and bullying, litigation avoidance and planning. He has been designated a Certified Civil Trial Attorney by the New Jersey Supreme Court.
Mr. Samaro is recognized as a New Jersey Super Lawyerfor the 2009-2013 editions.
Presenter at the American Chemical Society Annual Conference on "Recognizing and Preventing a Hostile Work Environment" with a presentation on "Focusing on Disrespect Instead of Sex in the Analysis of Gender Harassment," March 28, 2011.
"How Independent Are Owner-Operators?," The Journal of Commerce Magazine, February 27, 2012
"William Paterson U. Pays $1-Million to Settle Gender-Bias Lawsuit," Interview for article for The Chronicle of Higher Education, Labor & Work-Life Issues, February 9, 2010.
"The Case for Fiduciary Duty as a Restraint on Employer Opportunism Under Sales Commission Agreements," Chapter 15, Compensation, Work Hours and Benefits, Proceedings of the New York University 57th Annual Conference on Labor, Kluwer Int'l., 2009
"Fiduciary Duty," New York University Labor and Employment Law Newsletter, Issue 3, Spring 2009
"A Hostile Workplace," Interview for article on Chemical & Engineering News, November 16, 2009
"The Case for Fiduciary Duty as a Restraint on Employer Opportunism Under Sales Commission Agreements," 8 University of Pennsylvania Journal of Labor and Employment Law 441, 2006
"Pregnancy Leave Ruling Misses the Mark," 182 N.J.L.J. 164, 2005
"Is 40 the New 50? Do the Discrimination Math," Interview for article, JOBSINTHEMONEY.COM, January 20, 2005
"Is Your Boss a Bully?" Interview for article, JOBSINTHEMONEY.COM, September 27, 2005
"Medical Leave Under the Discrimination Laws," 171 N.J.L.J. 1113, 2003
"The Jungle/Focus on Recruitment, Pay and Getting Ahead," Interview for article, The Wall Street Journal, January 28, 2003
"Plans in Place to Guard Reservists’ Jobs," Interview for article, The Bergen Record, February 18, 2003
"Employment Provisions for Citizen-Soldiers," Interview for article, WORKWISE, By Mildred L. Culp, April 8, 2003
"Suing for Retaliation - Does it Pay?" Interview for article, WORKWISE, By Mildred L. Culp, November 16, 2003
"Uncertainty About Going to War with Iraq Increases Employer Military Leave Concerns," Interview for article, BNA Human Resources Report, November 4, 2002
"Defense Verdict in Federal Court Discrimination Case," Article describing Samaro verdict in New Jersey Employment Law Reporter, December, 2001
Past Member, District II-B Ethics Committee
New Jersey, 1988 Pennsylvania, 1988 United States District Court, District of New Jersey, 1988 United States District Court, Southern District of New York, 2001 United States Court of Appeals, Second Circuit, 2005 United States Court of Appeals, Third Circuit, 2004
Rutgers College, B.A, 1984 (with highest honors)
Rutgers University School of Law, J.D., 1988 New York University School of Law, LL.M (Labor and Employment Law), 2005, Recipient: Seymour Goldstein Award for Distinction in Labor and Employment Law Program