Brent R. Pohlman
Brent R. Pohlman joined Methfessel & Werbel in September 2016. Mr. Pohlman has extensive experience representing employers in complex civil litigation in Federal and State court, including civil rights actions, whistle blower claims, contract disputes, wage and hour cases, and administrative law matters. He also regularly appears before administrative agencies, including the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, the Office for Civil Rights, the New Jersey Division of Civil Rights, and the New Jersey Department of Labor.
Mr. Pohlman advises clients on the administration of collective bargaining agreements, assists in grievance responses, and represents employers in contract negotiations and arbitrations, with an understanding that it is important to have a healthy relationship with employee labor units.
In addition his work as a litigator, Mr. Pohlman assists employers in the development of industry specific workplace policies and procedures that ensures employers are in compliance with all labor and employment laws and regulations. He also advises clients on day-to-day employment issues, such as employment agreements, employee handbooks, Family Medical Leave Act (“FMLA”), employee discipline, reductions in force, furloughs, seniority, and workplace investigations. Additionally, he provides supervisory and non-supervisory personnel with training in a variety of employment-related areas including anti-harassment, anti-discrimination, and disability accommodations.
After graduating from law school, Mr. Pohlman served as the judicial law clerk for the Honorable Richard J. Donohue, J.S.C. in Bergen County Superior Court. He regularly presents seminars on labor and employment law issues to public officials, members of the business community, insurance carrier representatives, and legal professionals.
Mr. Pohlman is a member of Methfessel & Werbel’s Employment and Civil Rights Practices Group under the direction of Eric L. Harrison. His practice is concentrated in the areas of labor and employment law, civil rights, public entity law, and education law.