“[T]hank you for your fantastic professional services, which have served as a steady hand on the rudder of the [organization's] ship keeping us from hitting the rocks. I truly appreciate you!”
~ Chief Executive Officer, Non-Profit Organization
“Thanks again for all your time and efforts to assist me with this complex set of issues.”
~ Head of School, Independent School
Jessica L. Herbster is Managing Partner at Schwartz Hannum PC. Prior to joining the Firm, Jessica was an associate with Lowenstein Sandler PC in New Jersey, where her practice focused on employment, healthcare, and business litigation matters.
Jessica has extensive experience representing employers before state and federal courts and agencies in cases involving claims of discrimination and wrongful termination, as well as in contract actions, disputes over non-competition and confidentiality agreements, and other business torts. She also counsels and provides guidance to management regarding a broad range of employment practices, including hiring, terminations, severance agreements, sexual and other harassment claims and investigations, reductions in force, employee health issues, medical leaves, accommodation under the ADA, the FMLA, workers’ compensation, and federal and state wage and hour issues. She has represented employers in a variety of industries, including healthcare, insurance, financial services, retail, real estate, communications, and technology.
Jessica advises the Firm’s school and education clients on the full range of education law issues, including student and employee disciplinary matters, internal grievances and investigations, risk management, regulatory compliance, layoffs and employee terminations, faculty and staff offer letters, employment contracts and enrollment agreements, data security compliance programs, faculty/employee handbooks and bullying prevention and intervention plans. Further, Jessica regularly leads orientation for faculty and staff on appropriate boundaries, bullying, cyber-bullying, and sexting.
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