Kerrie R. Heslin has an expertise in employment and labor matters for management. Ms. Heslin devotes a majority of her practice to the litigation of employment matters involving discrimination, whistleblower claims, wage and hour and benefits issues on behalf of employers. She also handles counseling and litigation involving workforce reductions, ERISA, COBRA, FMLA, FLSA, HIPAA and labor law issues. Ms. Heslin also counsels clients on diverse employment issues, such as training, hiring and firing of employees, employment agreements, separation agreements and releases, restrictive covenants, employment applications and policy manuals. She litigates matters in state and federal court and before administrative agencies (including state and federal EEO agencies and the Department of Labor). In addition, Ms. Heslin handles all aspects of labor matters, including negotiation of collective bargaining agreements and resolution and litigation of grievances.
Federal Judicial Clerkship:
Honorable Nicholas H. Politan (1995-1997) United States District Court, District of New Jersey
Professional Activites, Awards, and Honors:
Super Lawyers, Top 50 Women Lawyers in New Jersey (2012-2014) Super Lawyers, Top 100 Lawyers in New Jersey (2013, 2014) Super Lawyers, Employment Law (2009-2014) Named a Woman of Professional Distinction by the Executive Women of New Jersey (2010) Garden State Woman of the Year, Professional Services, Garden State Woman Magazine (2009) Super Lawyers Rising Star, Employment Law (2008) Women Presidents’ Organization Morris County Chamber of Commerce, Women in Business Steering Committee New Jersey Women Lawyers’ Association Labor and Employment Section of the New Jersey Bar Association Women’s Golf Association of New Jersey
• Background Checks: Ensuring that Your Policies and Processes Comply, Nukk-Freeman & Cerra Webinar (March 2014) • How to Conduct a Proper Background Check, National Limousine Association, LCT Show East (October 2013) • Costliest Mistakes Employers Make, presented to Women Presidents Organization, New York Chapter (September 2013) • Enhancing Your Online Image: 3 Expert Views, Morris County Chamber of Commerce (March 2013)
“Building Better Contracts.” Breaking Through: Creating Opportunities for America's Women and Minority-Owned Businesses, Susan Philips Bari. CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform, 2013.
"Companies May Not Shield Internal Employment Law Assessments from Disclosure with Self-Critical Analysis Privilege” Co-Authored by Kerrrie R. Heslin & Nicole M. Amato, New Jersey Labor and Employment Law Quarterly (Summer, 2011)
"How Can An Employer Enforce Safety Regulations On Employees Who Wear Religious Attire That Could Pose Hazards?" New Jersey Monthly (April 2009)
"Federal Court Rejects FTC Opinion that Employment Investigations by Outside Counsel are Subject to FCRA", The Job Description, Defense Research Institute (Fall 2001)