Attorney Denise Merna Dadika is an experienced litigator and trusted counselor who proactively partners with employers to address their workplace challenges. As Co-Chair of the firm’s Health Employment and Labor (HEAL®) strategic industry group, Denise has her finger on the pulse of trending employment and labor issues confronting health care employers.
She is poised to solve problems in real time and to navigate compliance with rapidly changing laws and regulations. Clients rely on her as a sounding board who understands their unique needs, anticipates challenges, and imparts real-world advice to achieve business goals.
In her practice, Denise counsels employers in health care, retail, hospitality, and professional services industries on all aspects of the employment relationship, from hiring and promotion to discipline and termination, leaves of absence, workplace accommodations, wage and hour compliance, employee complaints, and reductions in force. Denise also conducts internal investigations of alleged workplace misconduct, including allegations of harassment and retaliation, and provides training to boards, human resources personnel, managers, and employees on a myriad of workplace subjects.
When confronted with litigation, Denise draws on over 20 years of experience as a litigator and compliance advisor to guide clients in assessing risk and weighing the operational, financial, and reputational goals of the business to achieve positive outcomes.
Denise also acts as the Managing Member of the firm’s Newark office and serves on Epstein Becker Green’s National Employment, Labor & Workforce Management Steering Committee. In these roles, Denise views the employment landscape from the dual perspective of an employer and a lawyer.