Mark Tabakman To Speak at New Jersey Prevailing Wage Law Seminar

February 12, 2010 – Press Releases

Mark E. Tabakman, a partner with Fox Rothschild, will speak at the Lorman Education Services seminar on “Prevailing Wage Law in New Jersey” on Feb. 18.

The seminar will cover topics relating to the intricate rules governing prevailing wages and benefits; how they are enforced; strategies for limiting liability under the laws; ways to respond and defend against prevailing wage law complaints; and the how the prevailing wage law interacts with wage and hour law.

Tabakman will be joined by David Biglin and Ashleigh Chamberlain of the New Jersey Department of Labor & Workforce Development and Steven R. Weinstein of Becker Meisel LLC. The seminar will be held at the Philadelphia-Cherry Hill Holiday Inn.

Tabakman is a labor and employment lawyer who handles both union and non-union matters for employers across the country and advises human resource professionals and in-house counsel on complying with federal/state employment laws. With an emphasis in wage-hour law, Tabakman has represented more than 200 clients before the United States and many state Departments of Labor on misclassification, working time, child labor and other issues and has defended a number of FLSA collective and state law class actions. He also has a deep understanding of construction wage-hour law.

In addition to his concentration on the high profile, large-dollar exposure issue of exemption misclassification affecting the financial services and banking industries, Tabakman also has a strong background in traditional labor law. He has acted as chief spokesperson at numerous labor negotiations and litigated several non-compete/restrictive covenant cases (on both the plaintiff and defendant side) as well as employment discrimination cases in federal and state courts.

A frequent guest speaker on wage-hour and employment law issues, Tabakman has appeared on local and national television programs commenting on these matters and authored a weekly column on labor and employment issues titled "Making the Law Work."

Active in the community, Tabakman is vice chair of the New Jersey Employer Council and serves as the Vice President of the Board of Trustees of the New Jersey Foundation for Aging.

Tabakman earned his J.D. from Rutgers University School of Law in 1983 and his B.S. from Cornell University in 1971.

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