Vincent N. Avallone
practice is concentrated in the area of employment law.
counsels clients on workplace policies and practices, and represents employers in litigation concerning employment discrimination, harassment, wage and hour matters, wrongful termination, employment contract disputes, and confidentiality and non-compete agreements.
appears regularly before state and federal courts in New Jersey, New York and Pennsylvania, as well as other states, and before federal, state and local administrative agencies such as the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission
, the New Jersey Division on Civil Rights, the Pennsylvania Human Relations Commission
and the New York Division on Human Rights.
is included in Chambers USA: America's Leading Lawyers to Business .
Prior to joining K&L Gates, LLP, Mr. Avallone served as a prosecutor and then as a criminal defense attorney with the United States Army Judge Advocate General's Corps where he defended several highly publicized cases of sexual harassment.
While in the Army he also served as a Special Assistant United States Attorney in the office of the United States Attorney for the Eastern District of Virginia.
speaks regularly on the various issues employers confront on a daily basis.
He has been a frequent lecturer on employment law topics at seminars sponsored by the New Jersey Business & Industry Association, the Essex County Bar Foundation, and local organizations.
Mr. Avallone is a contributing editor of a treatise, New Jersey Employment Law, second edition, and has co-authored articles published in the New Jersey Law Journal concerning employee liability under the New Jersey Law Against Discrimination (155 N.J.L.J.1272), reasonable accommodations under the Americans with Disabilities Act and the New Jersey Law Against Discrimination (163 N.J.L.J. 1205), and enforcing agreements to arbitrate employment disputes (171 N.J.L.J. 1086).