Member Firm Profile

Carmagnola & Ritardi, LLC

Firm Profile


Carmagnola & Ritardi, LLC
60 Washington Street
Morristown, New Jersey 07960

Phone: (973) 267-4445
Fax: (973) 267-4456

Firm Size:

6 Lawyers

Primary Contact:

Domenick Carmagnola

Attorneys Admitted to Practice In:

New Jersey

Firm Description

Carmagnola & Ritardi, LLC offers specialized representation in labor, employment and commercial litigation matters. Founding Members, Domenick Carmagnola and Steve Ritardi, bring over 35 years of combined employment and commercial litigation experience to the firm. Prior to forming the firm, they were partners in the employment law group at a well-established, Northern New Jersey law firm. Both are rated AV in Martindale-Hubbell and well recognized within the county (Essex and Morris), State of New Jersey and American bar associations.

The firm prides itself in problem solving, high quality legal services and, at all times, placing the client’s best interests first. Indeed, we strive to be problem solvers, not problem makers. Our attorneys have extensive experience in labor, employment, commercial litigation and business law matters including: state/federal court litigation; non-compete (restrictive covenant) matters; appellate practice; HR counseling; corporate investigations; administrative agency matters (Department of Labor, Division on Civil Rights, Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, Wage and Hour Division, Occupational Safety and Health Administration); employee benefit litigation; shareholder disputes, alternative dispute resolution (arbitration and mediation); and a traditional labor law practice including matters before the National Labor Relations Board, collective bargaining, grievance arbitrations and organizing campaigns.

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Firm Representatives

Domenick Carmagnola

Domenick Carmagnola, a Certified Civil Trial Attorney, concentrates his practice in the areas of labor and employment law representing management and individual defendants in both the private and public sector; non-compete litigation; appellate practice; commercial litigation and business disputes. His practice involves counseling on, and litigation of, all types of labor and employment matters including discrimination claims, sexual harassment claims, breach of contract, whistleblower, public policy and employment-at-will claims, restrictive covenant and trade secret matters, business torts, and NLRB claims. He also provides advice concerning company policies and procedures, training of employees and performs internal corporate investigations. He is an active member of the New Jersey State Bar Association (NJSBA) and currently serves as its Treasurer (May 2017). He is a past President of the Essex County Bar Association (ECBA). He was a member of the NJSBA Board of Trustees from 2008 to 2014. He was the Chair of the NJSBA Labor and Employment Section (2011-2-13) and is an Editor Emeritus of the NJSBA Labor and Employment Law Quarterly. He is also a Past President of the Sidney Reitman Labor and Employment Law American Inn of Court (2001-2007). He is a frequent lecturer on labor and employment, trade secrets and restrictive covenant matters.

Practice Specialties

  • Employment Litigation Defense
  • Discrimination/Human rights
  • Sexual Harassment
  • Wrongful discharge/Wrongful dismissal
  • EEOC/EEO investigations
  • FMLA
  • Retaliation/Whistleblower claims
  • Internal complaint investigations
  • Wage and hour/FLSA defense/Employment standards
  • Responses to administrative agency charges
  • Employment Counseling and Advice
  • Supervisor and harassment/violence training
  • Handbook Review
  • Leave laws
  • Personnel policies
  • WARN Act/Plant closings/RIF Planning
  • Labor Unions/Labor Relations
  • Union avoidance and elections
  • Collective bargaining
  • Supervisor training
  • Arbitration
  • Mediation
  • NLRB/Labor Relations Board Proceedings
  • Unfair labor practices
  • Employment Contracts and Litigation
  • Non-compete/non-solicit agreements
  • Confidentiality and trade secret agreements
  • Trade secrets and non-compete agreements
  • Executive employment agreements (including change of control)
  • Pension, benefit and bonus provisions
  • Termination provisions (statutory requirements and reasonable notice)
  • Defamation
  • Workplace Privacy
  • Human Rights