Frank P. Spada Jr

Frank P. Spada, Jr. has been representing management in all areas of employment law and labor relations since 1986. His practice includes counseling clients on human resource issues, including discipline, hiring, firing and better productivity through employee relations. He also advises clients regularly on the application of the various federal and state employment laws, including the FMLA, FLSA, ADA, ADEA, WARN, ERISA, PHRA, and the NJ LAD, as well as the development and enforcement of confidentiality, non-competition, and severance agreements.

Mr. Spada has handled numerous cases through trial and appeal involving employment contracts, ERISA and FLSA issues and in the discrimination area, including race, sex, age, disability and religious discrimination matters. He represents employers before the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, the New Jersey Division on Civil Rights, the Pennsylvania Human Relations Commission and other state agencies throughout the country. He also has handled many matters in the enforcement or defense of non-competition/non-solicitation/non-disclosure clauses in many states, including New Jersey and Pennsylvania. His extensive experience also includes employment arbitration, ERISA litigation, independent contractor compliance, non-compete and trade secrets litigation, as well as counseling clients on privacy, security and data protection issues.

In the labor law area, Mr. Spada counsels management in dealing with unions in collective bargaining negotiations, arbitrations, unfair labor practice proceedings, mass picketing and other injunction actions, union elections and de-certifications in the public and private sectors.

He represents employers ranging from small businesses to large corporations with multiple facilities and within a number of industries, including trucking, construction, manufacturing, graphics, computer, restaurant, clothing and health care. Mr. Spada has been certified by the New Jersey Association of Professional Mediators and is a New Jersey Superior Court Rule 1:40 qualified mediator included on the roster of court-approved mediators, as well as being a qualified mediator on the roster of the American Arbitration Association.

Mr. Spada enjoys an AV Rating from Martindale-Hubbell; has been recognized as a Preeminent Lawyer by Martindale-Hubbell in the fields of litigation and employment law. Before joining Semanoff Ormsby Greenberg & Torchia, LLC, Mr. Spada spent over a decade practicing law as a partner at a prestigious Philadelphia based law firm.

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Areas of Practice 1) Labor & Employment and 2) Commercial Litigation
Law School Temple University School of Law, (J.D.,1986)
Education University of Pennsylvania, The Wharton School, (B.B.A.,1982)
Bar Member / Association Pennsylvania State Bar Association
Most recent firm Semanoff Ormsby Greenberg & Torchia, LLC
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