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Carianne P. Torrissi

Of Counsel | Labor and Employment | Litigation

Biography

Carianne P. Torrissi concentrates her practice on the defense of corporate clients in employment related disputes and providing counseling to such clients on employment related issues.

In both the state and federal Courts of Pennsylvania and New Jersey, Ms. Torrissi has obtained dismissals and summary judgment in favor of clients in cases involving state and federal claims of discrimination, wrongful termination, breach of contract, whistle blower statutes, wage related claims and claims for unemployment compensation. In addition, she has appeared before the State of New Jersey Department of Labor and Workforce Development, the State of New Jersey Division of Wage and Hour Compliance and is actively engaged in the representation of clients before the Pennsylvania Human Relations Commission and the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission.

In addition to her litigation experience, Ms. Torrissi regularly counsels clients regarding day-to-day employment issues including, but not limited to: hiring practices issues involving leave under the FMLA, ADA, disability and workers’ compensation claims; and termination practices. In addition, she has drafted company policies, employee handbooks and manuals and termination letters. She has represented clients through the mediation process and has trial experience in the New Jersey Superior Court.

Ms. Torrissi served as a judicial law clerk for the Honorable Lee B. Laskin, Superior Court Judge in Camden, N.J.

In January 2017, Ms. Torrissi was appointed to a five-year term on the Ethical Standards Board for the town of Hammonton, New Jersey.

In 2013, Ms. Torrissi was named a Pennsylvania Super Lawyer® Rising Star.

Credentials

Education

Rutgers University School of Law, J.D. (2003)

Pennsylvania State University, B.S. (1999)


Admissions

Pennsylvania

New Jersey

U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania

U.S. District Court for the District of New Jersey

U.S. Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit


Memberships

Member,  Camden County Bar Association

Member,  Pennsylvania Bar Association

Member,  American Bar Association

Member,  New Jersey Motor Truck Association

Member,  Justinian Society of Philadelphia

Publications

Author, Sexual Harassment Training: Is Your Company Doing Enough," Labor and Employment Update, Klehr Harrison Harvey Branzburg, Fall 2016

Author, "Labor Law Lessons Learned From NFL'S 'Deflategate' " Labor and Employment Update, Klehr Harrison Harvey Branzburg, Summer 2016

Author, "Employers Beware: The NLRB May Be Coming For You This Year," Labor and Employment Update
, Klehr Harrison Harvey Branzburg, Spring 2016

Author, "Political Beliefs - Can They Get You Fired?" Labor and Employment Update, Klehr Harrison Harvey Branzburg LLP, Winter 2016

Author, "Is Beauty In The Eye Of Your Employer" The "BorgataBabes," Labor and Employment Update, Klehr Harrison Harvey Branzburg LLP, Fall 2015

Author, "Wage Claims Hit The Big Leagues: Minor League Players and Scouts Cry Foul," Labor and Employment Update, Klehr Harrison Harvey Branzburg LLP, Summer 2015

Author, "New Jersey Employers Beware: A 'Ban The Box' Law Is Now In Effect In The Garden State," Labor and Employment Update, Klehr Harrison Harvey Branzburg LLP, Spring 2015

Author, "Double Jeopardy" In Employee Discipline Lessons Learned From The NFL's Mishandling of the Ray Rice Matter," Labor and Employment Update, Klehr Harrison Harvey Branzburg LLP, Winter 2015

Author, "What Employers Need to Know About the Supreme Court's Decision Invalidating the President's Recess Appointments to the National Labor Relations Board," Labor and Employment Update, Klehr Harrison Harvey Branzburg LLP, Summer 2014

Author, "Pay for Play? Update on College Athletes' Fight to Unionize," Labor and Employment Update, Klehr Harrison Harvey Branzburg LLP, Spring 2014

Author, "Pay For Play? College Athletes Push For Employee Status and Right to Unionize," Labor and Employment Update, Klehr Harrison Harvey Branzburg LLP, Winter 2014

Author, "Employee Theft: Why You Should Think Twice Before Threatening to Call the Cops," Labor and Employment Update, Klehr Harrison Harvey Branzburg LLP, Fall 2013

Author, "Using Criminal Background Checks to Screen Applicants and Terminate Employees? Beware - The EEOC May Be Coming For You," Labor and Employment Update, Klehr Harrison Harvey Branzburg LLP, Summer 2013

Author, "Employer-Sponsored Wellness Programs - A Legal Side Effect of the Affordable Care Act?" Labor and Employment Update, Klehr Harrison Harvey Branzburg LLP, Spring 2013

Author, "UPDATE:  Rite Aid Settles Wage and Hour Class Action," Labor and Employment Update, Klehr Harrison Harvey Branzburg LLP, Winter 2013

Author, "The EEOC's Strategic Enforcement Plan: What It Means For Employers During the Next Four Years," Labor and Employment Update, Klehr Harrison Harvey Branzburg LLP, Fall 2012

Author, "Obamacare's Impact on Businesses," Labor and Employment Update, Klehr Harrison Harvey Branzburg LLP, Summer 2012

Author, "Third Circuit Holds FLSA 'Opt-In' Collective Actions and State Law 'Opt-Out' Class Actions May Be Filed in the Same Suit," Labor and Employment Update, Klehr Harrison Harvey Branzburg LLP, Spring 2012

Author, Owner-Operator Deemed Employee, Transportation Law Update, Vol. XI, No. 10

Author, A Hazardous Spill - Avoid Unnecessary Costs, Transportation Law Update, Vol. X, No. 6

Author, Employers Beware: Criminal Background Checks, Rawle's Reports, Vol. 14, No. 11

Presenter, Diversity and Sensitivity Training for Managers, Samuel Coraluzzo Co., Inc.

Presenter, Proper Documentation of Employee Misconduct, Samuel Coraluzzo Co., Inc.