Bradley J. Bartolomeo is an Associate in the firm's litigation department where he specializes in employment and contractual business related litigation with a concentration on wage and hour collective and class action lawsuits. Mr. Bartolomeo has detailed knowledge of the Fair Labor Standards Act ("FLSA") and has represented both plaintiffs and defendants through all stages of FLSA litigation as well as throughout all phases of department of labor investigations and audits. In his 10 years of practice, Mr. Bartolomeo has also helped guide clients through all stages of litigation and alternative dispute resolution in connection with Title VII discrimination actions, whistleblower and retaliation claims. Through his counseling and engagement efforts, Mr. Bartolomeo is dedicated to partnering with clients to reduce litigation expenses, proactively prevent employment claims and enhance employee performance.
Prior to joining the Firm, Mr. Bartolomeo was in private practice at a midsize, management-side, defense litigation firm in Manhattan and New Jersey where he focused his practice on labor and employment counseling and defense. He is the former Secretary of the New York City Bar Association’s Committee on Arbitration and currently sits as a Member of the Sports Law Committee. Mr. Bartolomeo is a published author, having written numerous articles on employment and labor topics. He is also a frequent lecturer at Continuing Legal Education (CLE) and Human Resources Recertification (PHR, SPHR, and GPHR) classes on employment and labor-related topics. Mr. Bartolomeo has been recognized since 2015 in New York and New Jersey's “Super Lawyers®” as a “Rising Star”, a Thomson Reuters business, in the areas Employment & Labor, Entertainment & Sports and Business Litigation, which is a competitive selection of the top 2.5 percent of attorneys in each state, as chosen by their peers and through independent research.
Mr. Bartolomeo is a graduate of the Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law, where he received his Juris Doctorate, and Union College, where he received a Bachelor of Science, and graduated with honors in Psychology, with an additional Major in Anthropology. He is a member of the Bar of the States of New York, New Jersey, the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, the United States Supreme Court, and is admitted to practice before the United States District Courts for the Southern and Eastern Districts of New York, as well as the District Court of New Jersey.
"Pay it Forward by Investing in a Healthy Work Culture", MD News , "Pay it Forward by Investing in a Healthy Work Culture", June 2014
"The Employment Lawyer's Prescription: Discrimination Can Affect Men, Too", MD News, August 2013
"Ready – Set – Notice – The New Wage Theft Prevention Act", MCB Newsletter, Spring 2011
"Obama Health Care Reform Off to a Bumpy Start", MCB Newsletter, February 2011
"The Employment Lawyer's Prescription - Treating the Small-Employer with Health Care Reform", MD News, July 2010
"Genetic Information Protection through GINA – The Newest Federal Civil Right", MCB Newsletter, May 2010
"Protection and Disclosure of Employee Health Information", MCB Newsletter, March 2010
"The Impact of H1N1 Virus (Swine Flu) on the Workplace", MD News, "The Impact of H1N1 Virus (Swine Flu) on the Workplace", August 2009
"Evaluating the New Jersey Workplace Landscape; Current Perspectives & Issues Affecting Non-Traditional Couples in the Workplace", MCB Newsletter, March 2009
"The Employment Lawyer's Prescription: Make Sure Reductions in Force are Safely Planned", MD News Seminars