Bruce W. Padula, Partner

Bruce Padula centers his on statewide representation of public entities such as municipalities, boards of education, and other commissions and authorities. He also represents management in labor and employment law, providing clients with advice on day-to-day issues like Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA), the New Jersey Family Leave Act (NJFLA), the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA), Title VII, the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), and the New Jersey Law Against Discrimination (LAD). Bruce has experience in sexual harassment cases, whistleblower claims, wrongful discharge, wage and hour disputes, restrictive covenants, and unfair practice charges before the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) and the Public Employment Relations Commissions (PERC).

In addition to negotiating collective bargaining agreements, Bruce advises clients on public law and education law, including providing representation to school boards, charter schools, and other public entities on collective bargaining, grievance arbitrations, seniority, hiring, compensation, and disciplinary issues. He also offers expertise on campaign finance laws and pay-to-play restrictions, and has appeared in state and federal courts on election law matters.

Previously, Bruce served as a judicial law clerk to Judge Bernard F. Conway, J.S.C. He has also volunteered as a Trustee/Director of organizations such as the Hoboken-North Hudson YMCA, Fair Haven Board of Education, and Monmouth County Bar Association. He has taught as an adjunct lecturer at St. Peter’s University and is a regular speaker on school and labor law topics at conventions, associations, and groups statewide.

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Villanova University, 1996
Seton Hall University School of Law, J.D., 1999

New Jersey
Connecticut (retired)
United States District Court for the District of New Jersey
United States Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit
Supreme Court of the United States