Lauren J. Marcus represents and advises employers in various aspects of employment law. Lauren regularly advises and counsels clients on a wide array of day-to-day concerns, including leaves of absence issues, wage and hour questions and handbooks and policies. Lauren’s practice focuses on advice regarding leaves of absence and accommodations under both state and federal law. Lauren is recognized for her significant knowledge regarding nationwide paid sick leave and has conducted webinars and written extensive policies regarding the same. 

Lauren is an experienced litigator and defends employers in a variety of matters in both New Jersey and New York state and federal courts and before governmental agencies. She defends clients against claims arising a wide array of laws, including Title VII of the Civil Rights Act, the American with Disabilities Act, the Age Discrimination in Employment Act, the Family and Medical Leave Act and similarly state and local laws. Lauren’s practice also includes working on restrictive covenant matters and both single-plaintiff and class action wage and hour litigation. She has worked on numerous disability and perceived disability matters in both New Jersey and New York. 

Professional & Community Affiliations


Sidney Reitman Labor and Employment Inn of Court


Recipient, Dean's Merit Scholarship

Rutgers School of Law

Named, Rising Star

Super Lawyers


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News, Analysis & Press

Speaking Engagements

2023 Tri-State Regional Employer Conference

New York, NY

June 20, 2023

Challenges of Addressing Marijuana & Measuring Impairment in the NJ Workplace

Drugs Don't Work in NJ Webinar

February 9, 2023

Current Labor and Employment Law Issues Impacting Your Contracting Business

Newark, NJ

March 29, 2021

New Jersey’s Legalization of Marijuana Requires Employers to Amend Policies

Newark, NJ

March 24, 2021

New Leave and Accommodation Issues to Consider as Employees Return to Work

July 6, 2020

The Next Normal: Advice for New York and New Jersey Employers on Safely Reopening Their Workplaces

June 24, 2020

New Jersey’s Earned Sick Leave Law Update: The Proposed Regulations are Out

October 19, 2018

New Jersey’s Paid Sick and Safe Leave Law Goes Into Effect on October 29, 2018

August 29, 2018

2017 Hot Topics in Employment & Labor Law

Newark, NJ

May 2, 2017


  • J.D., Rutgers School of Law, 2009
  • B.A., Rutgers University, 2004cum laude

Bar Admission

New Jersey
New York


  • U.S. District Court, District of New Jersey