Louis L. Chodoff

Partner
New Jersey

Louis L. Chodoff handles labor and employment law counseling and litigation associated with harassment, discrimination, wage and hour, whistleblower, wrongful discharge, and restrictive covenant disputes.

Lou litigates in state and federal courts as well as in various administrative agencies such as the New Jersey Department of Labor, New Jersey Division on Civil Rights, New Jersey Office of Administrative Law, Pennsylvania Human Relations Commission, and the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission. He counsels his clients on the employment and labor law implications of corporate acquisitions and advises employers on all aspects of labor and employment law, including discharge and discipline decisions, employee safety and workplace violence issues, drug and alcohol testing issues, training protocols, leave of absence decisions, wage and hour issues, and downsizing.

Experience 

Representative Matters

  • Served as co-lead counsel in a national origin discrimination case resulting in a jury defense verdict
  • Served as lead trial counsel in successful defense of client in discrimination case before New Jersey Office of Administrative Law
  • Obtained injunction on behalf of housing authority and supermarket clients halting illegal picketing

Professional Highlights

Professional Activities

American Bar Association
Co-chair, Labor and Employment Law Section, Workplace Harassment Committee

Recognition & Accomplishments

AV Peer Review Rating, Martindale-Hubbell

Speaking Engagements

Lou is a frequent lecturer on topics relating to all aspects of labor and employment law, and presenter before business and professional groups throughout New Jersey, Pennsylvania, and Delaware. Presentations include:

Speaker, "Let the Lawsuits Begin: Employers Already Are Being Sued Over COVID-19 Issues," Ballard Spahr webinar, April 24, 2020

Speaker, "Workplace Harassment Law: Update 2020," New Jersey State Bar Association webinar, April 21, 2020

Presenter, "COVID-19: The 10 Most Critical Questions Being Asked by Employers," Ballard Spahr webinar March 19, 2020

Credentials 

Education

Temple University James E. Beasley School of Law (J.D. 1988, cum laude)
Editor, Temple Law Review

Ursinus College (B.A. 1985)

Admissions

New Jersey

Pennsylvania