John J. Sarno

John J. Sarno

Newark, New Jersey

John J. Sarno specializes in employment and labor law. He has litigated cases in state and federal courts, including wrongful termination and retaliatory discharge, and is often retained to handle complex appeals. He regularly counsels management on proactive policies and practices to maintain positive employee relations. He publishes extensively on labor and employment law and regularly teaches HR law.

John is also President of the Employers Association of New Jersey and Executive Trustee of Affiliated Physicians and Employers Health Plan. As such, he provides strategic leadership to help good employers be better through advice, counsel, training and benefits plans.

Areas of Practice

  • Employment Law
  • Fair Labor Standards
  • Disability/Leave Law
  • Labor law
  • Affordable Care Act

Bar Admissions

  • New Jersey, 1989
  • U.S. Court of Appeals 3rd Circuit, 1990
  • U.S. Supreme Court, 1990
  • U.S. District Court District of New Jersey, 1990


  • Seton Hall University School of Law, Newark, New Jersey
    • Juris Doctor - 1988
  • Seton Hall University
    • M.A.
    • Major: Counseling
  • Ramapo College of New Jersey
    • B.A.
    • Major: Psychology

Representative Cases

Professional Associations and Memberships

  • Employers Association of New Jersey, President
  • NJ Superior Court, Arbitrator and Mediator
  • National Conference of State Legislators, Blue Ribbon Panel on Human G

Pro Bono Activities

  • Community Health Law Project
  • Supreme Court Advisory Committee on Expedited Civil Actions