Overview

Tedd J. Kochman has spent his entire legal career as a management-side labor and employment law practitioner, representing both large and small companies in connection with a wide array of labor and employment matters. His practice encompasses all aspects of traditional labor law, day-to-day employment law and human resources counseling, handling workplace training activities and compliance, and involvement with employment discrimination litigation.

By way of example, in his traditional labor law practice, he handles:

  • All aspects of defending against union organizing drives, including representation elections and proceedings
  • All aspects of practice/procedures before the National Labor Relations Board, including unfair labor practice matters
  • Collective bargaining of labor contracts and negotiations
  • Labor arbitrations and mediations
  • Labor law compliance training of supervisors
  • Strategizing and devising long-term labor strategies for union and non-union enterprises
  • Addressing and implementing reductions-in-force, successorship issues, related corporate restructuring matters, and double-breasting of operations and other such issues

In his counseling practice, Tedd advises management on:

  • Daily labor and employment matters
  • Discipline and discharge decisions
  • Personnel file documentation
  • Wage and hour issues
  • Handbooks
  • Personnel policies and workplace guidelines
  • Workplace training materials
  • Hiring packets
  • Job descriptions
  • Background check issues
  • Drafting workplace standards and state and federal law compliance

Additionally, Tedd is an active speaker throughout the New York-New Jersey Tri-State area and provides workplace training on topics such as workplace compliance, anti-harassment; union avoidance; employment law standards, and wage and hour audits.

Tedd represents a broad spectrum of clients, including companies within such arenas as:

  • Restaurant and hospitality
  • Financial enterprises
  • Transportation outfits, such as trucking, and bus and limousine companies
  • Commercial and residential construction companies
  • Lumber companies
  • Casinos
  • Mortgage, real estate and insurance companies
  • Retail establishments

Tedd serves on Littler Mendelson's National Diversity Council. Prior to joining private practice, Tedd was a legal clerk to National Labor Relations Board member, Charles I. Cohen, in Washington, D.C. In law school, he was a member and articles editor of Georgetown University's American Criminal Law Review. He also was a member of Georgetown Law's Clinical Program.

Professional & Community Affiliations

Member

Executive Committee, Labor and Employment Section

New Jersey State Bar Association

Member

NLRB (Region 22) Conference Planning Committee

New Jersey State Bar Association

Member

New York State Bar Association

Member

New York City Bar Association

Member

Essex County Bar Association

Former Chair

Department of Labor

New Jersey Employer's Council, Bergen County

Former Chair

Department of Labor

New Jersey Employer's Council, Passaic County

Member, Board of Directors

Bergen County Workforce Investment

Certified Mediator

New Jersey State Court

Former Vice-Chair

Labor and Employment Committee

Essex County Bar Association

Recognition

Named, The Best Lawyers in America©*

2015-2020

Named, America’s Leading Lawyers for Business

Chambers USA

2015-2019

Named, Top 100 Labor Attorneys in America

Labor Relations Institute

2007-2011

Named, Rising Star**

New Jersey

Super Lawyers

2006-2011

Named, Super Lawyer**

New Jersey

Super Lawyers

2006-2011

Named, 40 Under 40

NJBIZ Magazine

2009

Named, Top 40 Under 40 Attorneys

New Jersey Law Journal

2006

Recipient, Outstanding Achievement Award

Essex County Bar Association

2002

Omicron Delta Kappa, Honor Society

Order of Omega Honor Society

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** The Super Lawyers list is issued by Thomson Reuters. For information about the standards for inclusion in Super Lawyers, please see http://www.superlawyers.com/about/selection_process.html.

News, Analysis & Press

Speaking Engagements

2015 Tri-State Employer Conference

New York, NY

November 5, 2015

On the Cutting Edge of Corporate Protection

Newark, NJ

October 26, 2012

The Importance of Self-Auditing Your Company’s Human Resources Policies

Annual Conference - New Jersey Bankers Association, Atlantic City, NJ

October 21, 2011

Active Ways to Prohibit Litigation

An Ounce of Prevention is Priceless - Commerce and Industry Association of New Jersey, Paramus, NJ

June 1, 2011

Protect Your Business: The Latest Developments in Employment & Labor Laws

October 2, 2008

Education

  • J.D., Georgetown University Law Center, 1995
  • B.A., Emory University, 1992Honors Program, summa cum laude, Phi Beta Kappa

Bar Admission

New Jersey
New York

Courts

  • U.S. District Court, District of New Jersey
  • U.S. District Court, Eastern District of New York
  • U.S. District Court, Southern District of New York