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Annmarie Simeone concentrates her practice on labor and employment counseling and litigation.

Annmarie has a wide range of experience in state and federal courts, as well as in alternative dispute resolution venues, primarily defending management in claims made by employees under state and federal employment laws, including whistleblower claims, as well as claims alleging harassment and discrimination based on race, gender, religion, national origin, and disability.

Her work includes the defense of corporate defendants, as well as individual officers, directors, and employees, addressing issues unique to small businesses, as well as challenges faced by larger companies.

In addition, Annmarie provides advice and counseling to human resource professionals and in-house counsel with respect to a wide range of employment issues, including employee leaves of absence, employee discipline, and layoff and termination issues, including the negotiation and design of severance agreements.  She also drafts employee manuals and employment-related policies and procedures.

Annmarie has significant experience protecting businesses from liability by conducting training for supervisors and employees.  She has presented programs on handling workplace investigations; on acceptable workplace behavior which includes issues of harassment, bullying, and other workplace conduct rules; and on how to properly craft and implement employee handbooks. Annmarie also has significant experience in complex commercial litigation, focusing on business disputes such as shareholder actions, commission disputes, and breach of contract matters.

In addition, Annmarie practices in the area of higher education. This portion of her practice primarily relates to the defense of employment-related claims, and also extends to litigating cases in federal and state courts defending allegations of civil rights and constitutional violations.

In connection with all areas of her practice, Annmarie is responsible for supervision and handling of pretrial proceedings, including discovery and motion practice, as well as settlement negotiations, dispositive motions, arbitrations, and mediations, counseling clients through all phases of litigation in both federal and state courts.

Annmarie recently received the Presidential Leadership Award from the New Jersey Women Lawyers Association, and in 2016, she received the Professional Lawyer of the Year Award from the New Jersey Commission on Professionalism in the Law on behalf of the New Jersey Women Lawyers Association.  In 2013, she was named the Outstanding Woman in Somerset County in the area of Law by the Somerset County Commission on the Status of Women. Prior to joining Norris McLaughlin, Annmarie served as Law Clerk for the Honorable Robert P. Figarotta, P.J.S.C., (ret.) Superior Court of New Jersey, Middlesex County.

Annmarie Simeone to Present Middlesex County Bar Association Ethics Seminar

Annmarie Simeone and Margaret Raymond-Flood to Present Webinar

Annmarie Simeone Receives NJWLA Presidential Leadership Award

Annmarie Simeone To Speak at Seminar on Prevention of Sexual Harassment in the Workplace

Annmarie Simeone to Speak at Diversity Seminar

Annmarie Simeone Elected President of New Jersey Women Lawyers Association

Annmarie Simeone to Receive 2016 Professional Lawyer of the Year Award

Annmarie Simeone to Speak at 2016 Meritas Litigation and Labor & Employment Joint Meeting

Annmarie Simeone Elected President-Elect of New Jersey Women Lawyers Association

Annmarie Simeone Elected Vice President of New Jersey Women Lawyers Association

Norris McLaughlin, P.A. Fulfills a Family’s Holiday Wishes

Annmarie Simeone Elected Chief Financial Officer of New Jersey Women Lawyers Association

Annmarie Simeone Elected President of Board of Resource Center of Somerset

Annmarie Simeone Elected as Secretary of NJWLA

Annmarie Simeone Honored as Outstanding Woman in Somerset County in Law

Annmarie Simeone Discusses Legal Implications of Social Media with Somerset County Businesses

Annmarie Simeone Discusses Legal Implications of Social Media with Hunterdon County Businesses

Annmarie Simeone Named Second Vice President of Resource Center of Somerset

Annmarie Simeone Elected to NJWLA Board of Directors and as Gala Chair

Annmarie Simeone Speaks on Labor & Employment Issues Related to Mergers & Acquisitions

Norris McLaughlin, P.A. Presents Employee Handbook Workshop

Simeone Named Co-COO of New Jersey Women Lawyers Association

Norris McLaughlin, P.A.Member To Conduct Audio Conference on Optimal Paralegal Utilization

Norris McLaughlin, P.A. Member Named Co-Director of Women’s Leadership For New Jersey Women Lawyers’ Association

Norris McLaughlin, P.A. Member to Conduct Audio Conference

Annmarie Simeone to Speak Before Human Resource Council of CIANJ

Articles

Blog - NJ Employment Law Blog

EEOC Recommends Revamping Workplace Culture to Prevent Harassment

Updated Harassment Policies Anticipated for NJ Legislators and Staff

Pay Equity Litigation

New Jersey Moves to Bar Confidentiality in Certain Settlements

EEOC Reconvenes Task Force on Preventing Harassment in the Workplace

New Jersey Governor Signs Into Law Long-Awaited Pay Equity Legislation

Employee’s Voluntary Resignation Does Not Necessarily Result in Disqualification for Unemployment Benefits

EEOC Announces Strategic Plan for 2018-2022

EEOC Announces Annual Enforcement and Litigation Statistics

Annual Digest of Decisions From the EEOC

The Pay Data Collection Aspects of the “New” EEO-1 Form Put On Hold

EEOC’s Most Current Decision Digest is Available On-Line

EEOC Releases Enforcement and Litigation Data for Fiscal Year 2016

A Week of Developments at the EEOC

New Jersey Supreme Court Rules Employers Cannot Use a Private Agreement to Shorten the Two-Year Limitations Period for Filing an Action Under the NJLAD

N.J. Appellate Division Again Rules That An Arbitration Clause Within a Company’s Employee Handbook Is Not Enforceable

Arbitration Clause in Employee Handbook Found Not Enforceable

U.S. Supreme Court Issues Decision Addressing Pregnancy Accommodations

Check out the EEOC’s Annual Discrimination Statistics

New Jersey Inching Closer to Another Law Prohibiting Employer Discrimination Against the Unemployed

LEGISLATIVE UPDATE: Governor Christie Signs Law Prohibiting Pregnancy Discrimination

Highlighting 2013 and Looking Ahead to 2014 for New Jersey Employers

New Law Allows Employees to Freely Discuss Pay, Compensation, and Benefits

Will New Jersey Mandate Paid Sick Leave?

Sanctions Imposed for Deletion of Facebook Account

New Jersey Legislation Employers Should Watch

Another Posting Requirement on the Horizon in New Jersey

Reason to Reexamine Drug and Alcohol Policies

New Jersey Supreme Court Rules that a “Willful” OSHA Violation Does Not Necessarily Overcome the Workers’ Compensation Bar

EEOC Final Rule on Disparate Impact and “Reasonable Factors Other than Age” Under the ADEA

More Recordkeeping Requirements for Employers

Caregivers and Family Responsibility Claims Once Again Before the EEOC

Providing Employment Verifications

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Publications

  • “Has #MeToo Made a Difference? Yes and No.” Meritas U.S./Canada Litigation and Labor & Employment Group Annual Meeting, Chicago, IL, October 11-12, 2018
  • “Policies & Procedures for Preventing Harassment and Strategies for Controlling Discovery,” Corporate Counsel Business Journal Webinar, July 10, 2018
  • “Know Your Labor & Employment Basics,” Norris McLaughlin, P.A., Bridgewater, NJ, June 20, 2018
  • “Examining Issues from Hollywood to Capitol Hill: Protecting Your Business from Sexual Harassment Claims,” Hunterdon County Chamber of Commerce, Flemington, NJ, May 9, 2018
  • Opening Remarks, “Color of Justice Program,” NAWJ, Rutgers University School of Law, Newark, NJ, March 3, 2018
  • “Diversity, Equity & Inclusion: A Fresh Perspective,” NJWLA, Seton Hall University School of Law, Newark, NJ, February 8, 2018
  • “Status of Age Discrimination in Employment Act & Related Developments in the Workplace,”  Meritas U.S./Canada Litigation and Labor & Employment Group Annual Meeting, Washington, DC, October 16-17, 2017
  • “EEOC Statistics Update and Case Developments,” NM Year In Review, Bridgewater, NJ, December 1, 2016
  • “Non-Compete Agreements: Considering Competing Concerns of Business and Employees,” Meritas U.S./Canada Litigation and Labor & Employment Group Annual Meeting, San Francisco, CA, October 17-18, 2016
  • “Ban the Box Laws: Origins and Trends,”  Meritas U.S./Canada Litigation and Labor & Employment Group Annual Meeting, Boston, MA, October 19-20, 2015
  • “Hot Topics in Labor & Employment Law 2015,” Norris McLaughlin, P.A., Bridgewater, NJ, May 21, 2015
  • “Social Media in the Workplace,” Hunterdon County Chamber of Commerce, Flemington, New Jersey, June 14, 2012
  • “Social Media and Technology in the Workplace,” Norris McLaughlin, P.A., Bridgewater, New Jersey, July 27, 2011
  • “Mergers & Acquisitions: A Legal and HR Perspective,” Commerce and Industry Association of New Jersey, Paramus, New Jersey, March 2, 2011
  • “Employee Handbook Workshop,” Norris McLaughlin, P.A., Bridgewater, New Jersey, October 20, 2010
  • “Hot Topics in Labor & Employment Law 2010,” Norris McLaughlin, P.A., Bridgewater, New Jersey, June 10 & 15, 2010
  • “Hot Topics in Labor & Employment Law 2009,” Norris McLaughlin, P.A., P.A., Bridgewater, New Jersey, June 18, 2009
  • “Utilizing Paralegals to Increase Firm Profits and Client Satisfaction,” Audio Conference, April 9, 2009
  • “When to Call Your Lawyer: A Seminar for Business Owners & Executives,” NMM Women’s Forum Seminar, Bridgewater, New Jersey, November 18, 2008
  • “Paralegal Utilization,” Audioconference sponsored by the Institute of Management and Administration, May 29, 2008
  • “Sexual Harassment: Challenges In The Evolving Workplace,” Human Resource Roundtable, Human Resource Council of the Commerce & Industry Association of New Jersey, November 7, 2007, Paramus, NJ
  • “The New Jersey Theft Prevention Act Made Easy,” Hot Topics in Labor & Employment Law 2006, Norris McLaughlin, P.A. Seminar, June 1, 2006, Bridgewater, NJ


Annmarie Simeone has earned the Martindale-Hubbell AV Preeminent® status. A description of the selection methodology can be found here. No aspect of this advertisement has been approved by the Supreme Court of New Jersey.

In 2018, Annmarie received the Presidential Leadership Award from the New Jersey Women Lawyers Association.

In 2013, Annmarie was named the Outstanding Woman in Somerset County in the area of Law by the Somerset County Commission on the Status of Women.

In 2016, Annmarie received the Professional Lawyer of the Year Award from the New Jersey Commission on Professionalism in the Law on behalf of the New Jersey Women Lawyers Association.

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