The Law Office of Jeffrey J. Kmoch

For more than a decade, attorney Jeffrey J. Kmoch has concentrated his practice on labor, employment, and employee benefits matters arising under state and federal laws. Mr. Kmoch has handled affirmative and defensive litigation in the individual, collective, and class action contexts. Mr. Kmoch has experience litigating in state and federal courts as well as in a variety of arbitration forums, including AAA, JAMS, and FINRA Dispute Resolution.

In addition to his litigation experience, Mr. Kmoch has extensive experience counseling on a wide range of labor and employment matters, including those involving employee discipline, termination, workplace accommodations, leaves of absence, restrictive covenants and other employment agreements, meal and rest breaks, compensation, benefits, overtime eligibility classifications, and wage payment and collection.

Prior to launching his solo practice, Mr. Kmoch served as Vice President, Assistant General Counsel in the HR Law Group for JPMorgan Chase & Co. and, before that, as an Associate in the nationally-renowned Labor and Employment Practice Group for Morgan Lewis & Bockius LLP.

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