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Lynda D. Baydin

Lynda Diane Baydin, admitted to the bar in 1979, New Jersey and U.S. District Court, District of New Jersey, U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals, 3rd Circuit; and U.S. Supreme Court in 1985. Education: Clark University (B.A., cum laude, 1968); Boston University (M.A.1969); Rutgers Law School-Newark (J.D.1979).

Lynda Baydin represents employees in all aspects of employment law matters, including but not limited to, the negotiation and drafting of severance agreements, mediation and arbitration, unemployment claims and appeals, the litigation of all statutory and common law claims for employment discrimination, harassment, retaliation, wrongful termination, both federal and state family leave acts, disability discrimination and failure to accommodate, breach of the wage and hour laws and contract disputes. Ms. Baydin practices before the New Jersey Division on Civil Rights, the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, the New Jersey Division on Unemployment Compensation, and New Jersey State and Federal Courts. She has experience investigating and mediating workplace disputes. Ms. Baydin drafts contracts for employees as well as employers, and she assists businesses with legal compliance and handbooks.


For several years, Ms. Baydin participated in the Sidney Reitman Employment Law American Inn of Court, the New Jersey State Bar Association Labor and Employment law Section and served as Chairperson of the Employment Law Committee of the Morris Country Bar Association. She is currently a member of the New Jersey chapter of the National Employment Lawyers Association and has lectured with Cindi Brandt on employment law hot topics and emerging trends in New Jersey unemployment law.

In addition to practicing employment law, Ms. Baydin litigates cases brought pursuant to the Hague Convention on International Child Abduction, closes residential real estate transactions for buyers and sellers and prepares Wills and other personal documents and contracts. In 2012, Ms. Baydin obtained a successful trial verdict in Ucisik v Ucisik (Passaic Co. N.J.) ordering the return of an abducted child, and the decision was affirmed in a published opinion by the Appellate Division.


Cindi R. Brandt

Cindi R. Brandt received her J.D. degree from New York University School of Law (1987) and a B.A. degree (Phi Beta Kappa) with distinction in Political Science from Northwestern University (1984). Ms. Brandt concentrates exclusively on employment law matters, representing employees in all areas of work-related claims and disputes. She provides personalized attention to each client in handling sensitive issues arising in cases of harassment, termination, discrimination, hostile work environment, retaliation, unemployment, severance, whistleblowers, disputes over wages, benefits and contracts, family leave act violations, and failure to accommodate handicapped and disabled individuals. Ms. Brandt drafts employment contracts on behalf of employees and on behalf of employers. She also counsels businesses on employment matters, including workplace investigations, legal compliance, handbooks, and employer/employee relations.

Ms. Brandt represents clients in claims for violations of state and federal employment laws. She also advocates for employees at the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (“EEOC”); at the New Jersey Division on Civil Rights (“DCR”); and at the Appeal Tribunal (Unemployment Benefits) of the Department of Labor. Ms. Brandt serves on the Employment Law Committee of the Morris County Bar Association and is a member of the New Jersey Chapter of the National Employment Lawyers Association. She lectures with Lynda Baydin to lawyers and civic groups on employment law hot topics and New Jersey unemployment law.

 


Prior to her affiliation with Lynda Diane Baydin, Esq. in 2000, Cindi Brandt worked for 12 years in the litigation department at the New York City law firm of Kronish, Lieb, Weiner & Hellman (recently merged as Cooley, Godward, Kronish, LLP).


Ms. Brandt was the lead associate on an 800-plus member class action representing parking garage employees in a labor and ERISA action where she helped to orchestrate a settlement resulting in industry-wide changes in employees’ coverage for health and pension benefits. She also successfully briefed and argued before the Second Circuit (NY federal court), resulting in a ruling that impacted health care facilities throughout the state of New York. Ms. Brandt has co-authored articles in ABA publications and served as a volunteer for the Battered Women’s Law Project and Volunteer Lawyers for Justice.