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Carlyle W. Edwards-Balfour

Berkeley Heights

P 908-795-5137
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Carlyle W. Edwards-Balfour is an Associate in the Berkeley Heights, New Jersey, office of Jackson Lewis P.C. His practice focuses on representing employers in workplace law matters, including preventive advice and counseling.

While attending law school, Mr. Edwards-Balfour was a Staff Editor for the Cardozo Journal of Conflict Resolution and an Executive Editor for the ADR Competition Honor Society. He also participated in the Mediation Clinic and graduated with a certificate in dispute resolution.

Prior to joining Jackson Lewis, Mr. Edwards-Balfour was a law clerk for the Honorable Stuart A. Minkowitz, A.J.S.C, New Jersey Superior Court, Morris-Sussex Vicinages.

Professional Associations and Activities

  • American Bar Association
  • New Jersey State Bar Association

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August 7, 2019

New Jersey Wage Theft Law Increases Employer Liability for Wage and Hour Violations

August 7, 2019

New Jersey’s Wage Theft Act (WTA) significantly enhances employer penalties under the state’s wage and hour laws by adding liquidated damages and providing extra protections for employee retaliation claims. In addition, the WTA makes client-employers and labor contractors jointly and severally liable “for any violations of the provisions... Read More

August 2, 2019

New Jersey Court Brings ‘Clarity and Uniformity’ to Analysis of Restrictive Covenants

August 2, 2019

The New Jersey Appellate Division has clarified the analysis required to determine the effect of restrictive covenant agreements (RCAs) and offered guidance to practitioners drafting RCAs under New Jersey law in a decision on six consolidated actions. ADP, LLC v. Kusins, No. A-4664-16T1 (N.J. Super. Ct. App. Div. July 26, 2019).... Read More

June 24, 2019

New Jersey Minimum Wage Hike on July 1, 2019

June 24, 2019

The New Jersey minimum wage will increase to $10.00 per hour for many employees in the state on July 1, 2019.  Thereafter, on January 1 of each year, the minimum wage will increase by another $1.00 per hour, until it ultimately reaches $15.00 per hour in 2024. After 2024, the rate will continue to increase based on the federal... Read More

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Court Confirms Employer Can Be Liable For Harassment By Non-Employee
February 8, 2019

Faced with a question not yet addressed by the Third Circuit, a federal judge in Pennsylvania found an employer, as well as individual managers, may be held liable for an employee’s claim of a hostile work environment based on conduct by a non-employee who had regular contact with the employee. Hewitt v. BS Transp. Read More