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Andrew S. Abramson

Andrew S. Abramson

Abramson Employment Law LLC
  • Employment Law, Civil Rights, Arbitration & Mediation
  • New Jersey, Pennsylvania
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Biography

Andrew S. Abramson has been practicing law since 1989. In 1995 Mr. Abramson realized a life long dream to start his own law firm whree he concentrates his practice in employment law, helping employees fight unfair practices by their employers such as discrimination based upon age, race, sex, religion and national origin, sexual harassment, overtime and unpaid wage disputes and violation of the Americans with Disabilities Act. Mr. Abramson also represents clients in unemployment compensation claims, severance agreements, executive employment contracts and disability and pension benefit claims. Prior to starting his own firm, Mr. Abramson was employed by a large center city Philadelphia law firm, Hoyle, Morris and Kerr, where his typical client was a large national corporation and he was involved in litigating cases with teams of attorneys throughout the United States

Education
Temple University Beasley School of Law
J.D. | Law
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The George Washington University Law School
B.B.A. (1986) | Marketing
Honors: Honors: Summa Cum LaudeMajor: Marketing
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Professional Experience
Member
Abramson Employment Law LLC
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Publications
Articles & Publications
Employee Discrimination Reporter Blog
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Speaking Engagements
Making Cents of Wage & Hour Laws, 22nd Annual Employment Law Institute, Philadelphia, PA
Pennsylvania Bar Institute
Awards
2012 President's Award
Kelly Anne Dolan Memorial Fund
Super Lawyer - Plaintiff Employment Litigation
Super Lawyers
AV Rating
Martindale-Hubbell
Professional Associations
Philadelphia Bar Association
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Montgomery County Bar Association
Member
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Pennsylvania State Bar
Member
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National Employment Lawyers Association
Member
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Temple Law School Alumni Association
Member
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Whitpain Recreation Association
Baseball, basketball and soccer coach
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New Jersey State Bar  # 019331989
Member
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Kelly Anne Dolan Memorial Fund of Ambler Pa
President
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Jurisdictions Admitted to Practice
New Jersey
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Pennsylvania
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3rd Circuit
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U.S. District Court, District of New Jersey
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U.S. District Court, Eastern District of Pennsylvania
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U.S. District Court, Middle District of Pennsylvania
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Fees
  • Contingent Fees
  • Rates, Retainers and Additional Information
    We offer a variety of fee arrangements which accomodate our clients' needs.
Practice Areas
    Employment Law
    Employee Benefits, Employment Contracts, Employment Discrimination, ERISA, Overtime & Unpaid Wages, Sexual Harassment, Whistleblower, Wrongful Termination
    Civil Rights
    Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), Discrimination, Employment, Fair Housing, Police Misconduct, Privacy Law
    Arbitration & Mediation
    Business Arbitration, Consumer Arbitration, Family Arbitration
Languages
  • English: Spoken, Written
Legal Answers
Q. What is the exact definition of "Attempt to exercise FMLA rights" under the FMLA prohibitions?
A: The definition of exercising a potential right to FMLA leave can be very broad, bottom line, is that if there is a good faith effort to ask for leave that could be protected as family medical leave, and action is taken against an employee due to that leave request, it may be considered retaliation. It is critical to review all facts concerning your employment, the leave request, and the retaliatory act in detail. Feel free to contact our office so we can obtain further information to evaluate your particular situation
Q. Collecting unemployment
A: In order to qualify for unemployment compensation in Pennsylvania when an employee quits work (i.e. resigns) the legal standard is that there must be a "necessitous and compelling reason" for resigning. Prior to quitting, an employee should discuss the issue(s) of concern with the employer to attempt to resolve the issue(s) before quitting. If the issue(s) are not resolved then an employee would have support for the position that the employee tried to resolve the issue(s) prior to quitting. In your situation it does not appear that you discussed the issues with the employer prior to quitting which will make your claim harder. Nonetheless, if there is a medical reason or safety related reason that caused you to quit, you may be able to establish a basis for unemployment compensation benefits. You should apply for benefits and see what happens. If you are initially denied, then you should consult with an attorney to potentially appeal the decision.
Q. I believe I got wrongfully terminated for being pregnant, I need to speak to a lawyer. In NJ can I legally record a cal
A: The facts that your present could support a pregnancy discrimination case. Prior to moving forward with any further communication with your former employer you should definitely consult with a lawyer. We would be happy to discuss your entire situation with you. Please contact our office.
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Websites & Blogs
Website
Andrew S. Abramson’s Website Profile
Website
Abramson Employment Law LLC Website
Blog
Employee Discrimination Reporter Blog
Contact & Map
Abramson Employment Law LLC
790 Penllyn Blue Bell Pike
#205
Blue Bell, PA 19422
Telephone: (267) 470-4742
Fax: (267) 470-4754