Rosemary S. Gousman

Regional Managing Partner

New Jersey Office

(908) 516-1060 phone
(908) 516-1051 fax

rgousman@laborlawyers.com




Education

  • Rutgers School of Law, Newark, NJ
    J.D. 1980, with honors
  • Saint Peters College, Jersey City, NJ
    B.A. 1977, summa cum laude

Rosemary Gousman is the managing partner of the New Jersey office. She has practiced labor and employment law for more than 20 years.

She began her career at a large New Jersey firm specializing in labor and employment law. Her practice includes both litigation and counseling of clients. Rosemary has trial experience in bench and jury trials as well as arbitration proceedings.

She has litigated cases involving such matters as race, sex and age discrimination, wrongful discharge, wage and hour laws, assault and battery, traditional labor law involving union-management relations, and employee benefits disputes. She also practices before state and federal administrative agencies handling labor and employment matters.

Rosemary also counsels clients on the appropriate handling of disciplinary matters, employee terminations, compliance with employment statutes and state and federal regulations dealing with wages, leaves of absence, and employee-benefit plans.

She assists clients by reviewing and revising employee handbooks, employment contracts, and corporate policies on wide ranging topics such as alcohol and drug testing, discrimination and harassment complaints and disability leave.

Rosemary lectures frequently on various topics in employment law both for her clients and the Council on Education in Management.

She is "AV" Peer Review Rated by Martindale-Hubbell and has repeatedly been listed as a New Jersey Super Lawyer.  Rosemary has been listed in The Best Lawyers in America since 2007.

News/Media

Managing the Complex Web of Leave Laws
July 4, 2011

Snapshot: Labor and Employment Issues in Jersey
March 26, 2007

Managing the Complex Web of Leave Laws
July 4, 2011

Snapshot: Labor and Employment Issues in Jersey
March 26, 2007

Violence, Assault Victims Entitled to Unpaid Leave
NJ 101.5 October 7, 2013

SAFE Act: Job-Protected Leave for Victims Of Domestic Violence
New Jersey Law Journal
September 20, 2013

The Right Environment Is Critical To Attracting The Best Lawyers
NJBIZ.com
April 26, 2013

Summer Business Style
Mint
July 5, 2012

Do's & Don'ts of Holiday Parties for Medical Practices
Medical Office Today
December 5, 2012

Lawyer: Prepare Employees To Avoid Holiday Party-Related Lawsuits
NJBIZ.com
12/16/2011

Managing the Complex Web of Leave Laws
New Jersey Law Journal
June 30, 2010

Legal experts urge caution in requiring employees to get flu shots
NJBIZ.com
December 12, 2010

N.J. Is One Of 20 States Without Time Provisions For Voting
Asbury Park Press
November 2, 2010

Crock Stars
New York Post
November 6, 2009











Quotes and Soundbites

Employers Walk Tightrope With Criminal History Questions
August 12, 2014

Rosemary Gousman Offers Insight On Gender Equality
April 25, 2014

Gender-Equity Notice Requirement Now On The Books
January 7, 2014

Returning to a Brick Wall: When The Employer Would Rather Not Take Disability Claimants Back
October 2, 2012

Working With Addiction
July 16, 2012

Summer Business Style
July 5, 2012

Want To Stand Out In A Job Search? Upload A Photo
November 27, 2011

A Harsh Sentence
July 24, 2011

Say Hello to the Season of the Shorts (Yes, Even at the Office)
June 27, 2011

"New Hire Background Checks and In-Service Checks," NJ Bankers Associations, 2013

Family Leave Seminar - "Accommodation: NJLAD and ADA," NJ Business & Industry Association, 2012

Education

  • Rutgers School of Law, Newark, NJ
    J.D. 1980, with honors
  • Saint Peters College, Jersey City, NJ
    B.A. 1977, summa cum laude

Bar Admissions

  • New Jersey