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Frank P. Spada, Jr.

Frank P. Spada, Jr. is a partner with Pepper Hamilton LLP, resident in the Princeton office. He represents management in all areas of employment law and labor relations and has been doing so since 1986.

Mr. Spada’s practice includes counseling clients on human resource issues, including discipline, hiring, firing and better productivity through employee relations. He also advises clients regularly on the FLSA and state wage and hour issues and the development and enforcement of confidentiality, non-competition, severance and release agreements.

He has handled numerous cases through trial and appeal concerning employment contracts and FLSA issues and in the discrimination area, including race, sex, age, disability and religious discrimination matters. He represents employers before the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, the New Jersey Division on Civil Rights, the Pennsylvania Human Relations Commission and other state agencies throughout the country. He also has handled many matters in the enforcement or defense of non-competition/non-solicitation/non-disclosure clauses in many states, including New Jersey and Pennsylvania.

In the labor law area, Mr. Spada assists management in dealing with unions in collective bargaining negotiations, arbitrations, unfair labor practice proceedings, mass picketing and other injunction actions, union elections and de-certifications in the public and private sectors.

Mr. Spada represents employers ranging from small businesses to large corporations with multiple facilities and spanning a number of industries, including trucking, construction, manufacturing, graphics, computer, restaurant, clothing and health care.

Mr. Spada has been certified by the New Jersey Association of Professional Mediators and is a New Jersey Superior Court Rule 1:40 qualified mediator included on the roster of court-approved mediators.

Mr. Spada has presented many seminars in a number of employment areas, including hiring and firing, sexual harassment, age discrimination, disability discrimination, diversity in the workplace, union avoidance, workplace investigations and exempt/non-exempt classifications under the Fair Labor Standards Act. His speaking engagements include:

  • “Hot Topics in Employment Law,” Human Resources Management Association (January 30, 2013 and January 27, 2012)
  • “Medical Marijuana in the Workplace,” Dom Giordano Show, CBS Philly Radio (January 25, 2012)
  • “Made in Pennsylvania: Manufacturing Your Future/Manufacturing and Wholesale Distribution Industry Summit,” 2011 McGladrey Manufacturing and Distribution Executive Summits (September 14, 2011).
Mr. Spada’s publications include:
  • “Is Telecommuting a More ‘Reasonable’ Accommodation Under the ADA?,” The HR Specialist (June 2014)
  • “Unionized Employers Take Note of the Recent Supreme Court Ruling Under the FLSA,” The HR Specialist (March 2014)
  • “NLRB Focuses on Employers’ Internal Investigations,” The HR Specialist (November 2012)
  • “NLRB Clamps Down on Internal Investigation Confidentiality,” Business Management Daily (November 2, 2012)
  • “Medical Marijuana in Pennsylvania,” The HR Specialist (March 2012)
  • “Medical Marijuana and the N.J. Workplace,” New Jersey Law Journal (November 7, 2011)
  • “Employers Should Beware of the Genetic Information Nondiscrimination Act When Administering the FMLA,” The HR Specialist (March 2011).
Mr. Spada is admitted to practice in New Jersey and Pennsylvania, as well as the U.S. District Courts for the District of New Jersey and the Eastern District of Pennsylvania, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit and the U.S. Supreme Court.

J.D. 1986, Temple University School of Law
B.B.A. 1982, University of Pennsylvania, Wharton School of Business

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Admitted to practice in New Jersey and Pennsylvania

Frank P. Spada, Jr.
Phone: 609.951.4150
Fax: 609.452.1147
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Practice Area(s)
ERISA Litigation
Food and Beverage Industry

Health Care Services
Independent Contractor Compliance Practice

International and Domestic Arbitration
Labor & Employment

Non-Compete and Trade Secrets Practice Team
Privacy, Security and Data Protection


Mailing of FMLA Notices Not Sufficient to Overcome Denial of Receipt by Employee

Is Telecommuting a More ‘Reasonable’ Accommodation Under the ADA?

Third Circuit Holds That Successor Liability Exists Under the Fair Labor Standards Act

Unionized Employers Take Note of the Recent Supreme Court Ruling Under the FLSA

A Reminder to New Jersey Employers Regarding Recent Gender Equity Notice Posting Requirements

Recently Enacted New Jersey Law Requires Employers to Provide Leave for Victims of Domestic Violence and Sexual Assault as of October 1, 2013

NLRB Focuses on Employers’ Internal Investigations

New Jersey Enacts Posting and Notice Requirements on Pay Equality

Medical Marijuana in Pennsylvania

New Jersey Mandates that Employers ‘Conspicuously Post’ Notice of Their Obligation to Maintain Records on Wages, Benefits and Taxes

Medical Marijuana and the N.J. Workplace

Employers Should Beware of the Genetic Information Nondiscrimination Act When Administering the FMLA

What Damages Are Available for Breach of Noncompete Clause When a Physician Leaves a Practice?

OFCCP's 'Internet Applicant' Definition Imposes Recordkeeping Obligations on Federal Contractors

New Jersey Court Refuses to Enforce Restrictive Covenant in Psychologist's Employment Contract

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