Francine Esposito has been a labor and employment attorney for over 20 years. Francine regularly represents employers at labor arbitrations, before various administrative agencies and in employment-related litigation. She also conducts harassment and other workplace investigations.
Francine also has extensive experience in assisting employers to avoid legal disputes by conducting audits, designing and presenting training, and giving advice on a wide array of labor and employment-related topics, including but not limited to:
Francine has represented employers in various industries, including logistics, banking, hospitality, media, healthcare, telecommunications, retail, casino, accounting, real estate, engineering and construction, utility, and higher education.
Francine previously practiced for many years with the labor and employment boutique firm of Grotta, Glassman and Hoffman, which merged with Fox Rothschild in 2006, and worked as a human resources/labor relations professional for major New Jersey employers for several years prior to becoming an attorney.
Handled over 150 labor arbitrations, including discharge and contract interpretation cases
Advised employers regarding administration of collective bargaining agreements and bargaining obligations with unions under the NLRA, while planning and implementing business change
Represented clients in and/or provided guidance to clients during negotiations of collective bargaining agreements with unions
Regularly conducted employment-related training for clients nationally and internationally, resulting in decreased manager mistakes that result in employer liability, and one-on-one counseling for executives as prompt remedial action of various complaints
Represented employers before the EEOC and various state anti-discrimination agencies and in litigation, but also successfully resolved numerous harassment and discrimination claims in such agencies and court for minimal amounts and without adverse publicity to the defendant employers
Obtained the dismissal of an Unfair Immigration Practice charge with the Department of Justice, avoiding substantial liability