Sharon P. Margello

Shareholder Morristown

Sharon Margello represents management in all areas of labor and employment law, including employment discrimination, restrictive covenant, collective actions and wrongful discharge litigation. She co-chairs the Firm’s nationwide Unfair Competition and Trade Secrets practice group.  Ms. Margello counsels clients regarding employee discipline and termination of union and non-union employees, and she drafts and reviews severance policies and agreements. She also works with management on the design and implementation of reductions in force. She regularly conducts training programs for management and non-management personnel in the areas of sexual harassment, union avoidance and other employment-related issues.

Ms. Margello has substantial experience in both the public and private sectors in the area of labor relations and employment law. Prior to entering private practice, Sharon worked for five years for the New York City Board of Education, Office of Labor Relations and Collective Bargaining. She also was employed as in-house counsel for The Hertz Corporation, concentrating in the area of employment relations.


Experience

Sharon has over 30 years of experience litigating employment disputes on behalf of management.  She has represented management in over 100 arbitrations involving unions throughout the United States.  She has also represented clients before various federal agencies, including the NLRB, EEOC and United States Department of Labor, and numerous state agencies.  She has negotiated labor contracts and handled union representation elections.

More recently, Sharon’s practice has focused on representing employers and supervisors in state and federal court.  She has extensive experience litigating restrictive covenant matters and trade secret cases.  She has represented companies in wage and hour litigation and collective and class actions and defended employers in claims brought by individuals alleging discrimination, unlawful retaliation, violation of Sarbanes Oxley and wrongful discharge based upon whistle-blower activity. 

Professional Activities and Speeches

Professional Activities:

  • New York County Bar Association
  • New Jersey State Bar Association (Executive Committee, Labor and Employment Law Section, 1998-; Coordinator, “Litigating the Employment Discrimination Case,” 1997-)
  • New York State Bar Association (Labor and Employment Law Section)
  • American Bar Association (Labor and Employment Law Section)
  • American Employment Lawyers Council
  • National Association of Women Lawyers
  • Executive Women of New Jersey

Speeches:

  • Labor and Employment Counsel Exclusive - ''Staying Classy: Latest Updates and Trends in Class and Collective Actions'' - Boca Raton - November 10, 2017
  • Ogletree Deakins Workplace Strategies Seminar - ''In Search of the Truth: Foolproof Interview Techniques for Workplace Investigations'' - San Diego - May 03, 2017
  • New Jersey Institute for Continuing Legal Education - ''Protected Characteristics'' - New Brunswick - July 16, 2012
  • New Jersey Institute for Continuing Legal Education - ''Employment Discrimination: Pre Trial to Verdict'' - East Rutherford - December 20, 2011
  • New Jersey Institute for Continuing Legal Education - ''Handling Reductions in Force'' - Cherry Hill - December 09, 2011
  • New Jersey Institute for Continuing Legal Education - ''Workplace Harassment'' - February 12, 2011
  • ExecSense Webinar - ''Creating a Cell Phone Use Policy for Your Company'' - webinar - January 11, 2011
  • Business & Legal Resources - ''Interviewing, Hiring, and Onboarding'' - webinar - December 07, 2010
  • New Jersey Institute for Continuing Legal Education - ''Litigating the Employment Discrimination Case'' - Fairfield - July 29, 2010
  • New Jersey Chamber of Commerce, Labor and Employment Law Seminar - ''Social Media'' - Morristown - May 11, 2010
  • New Jersey State Bar Association, Business Law Section, Business Law Symposium - ''Hot Topics in Employment Law'' - New Brunswick - April 09, 2010
  • Rutgers University - ''Careers in Employment Law'' - New Brunswick - March 09, 2010
  • New Jersey Institute for Continuing Legal Education - ''The Use of Boilerplate Provisions in Contracts'' - New Brunswick - September 17, 2009
  • New Jersey Institute for Continuing Legal Education - ''Reductions in Force'' - Iselin - April 29, 2009
  • New Jersey Institute for Continuing Legal Education, Labor & Employment Law Forum - ''Reductions in Force'' - New Brunswick - March 18, 2009
  • New Jersey Institute for Continuing Legal Education, Corporate Counsel Institute - ''Employment Law'' - New Brunswick - January 28, 2009
  • American Conference Institute - ''Managing and Defending Retaliation Cases'' - New York - January 20, 2009

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December 10, 2017 - NorthJersey.com - "Bill would ban confidentiality contracts in workplace harassment cases"
July 28, 2010 - Law360 - "FLSA Suits Escape To The Hamptons"
May 11, 2009 - SHRM.org - "Following Workers Online May Lead to Developing Areas of Law"

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