Prior to joining the firm, she was a clerk for the Hon. Lawrence Lawson, a New Jersey Superior Court Assignment Judge. Thereafter, she worked as a juvenile prosecutor in New York City under the Giuliani administration, focusing on narcotics and gang intelligence matters.
Nicole is admitted to practice in New Jersey and in New York. She is a board member of RCDS’s Diversity and Inclusion Board. She received her J.D. from Catholic University of America, Columbus School of Law and her B.A. from Boston College. She conducts all work in both English and Spanish.
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- April 22, 2017 - DEMLP Employment Law Counsel Nicole S. Croddick will be among the speakers at Marino Legal Academy’s “Bridge the Gap CLE Compliance Day” program taking place at John Jay College, 524 West 59th St., in New York City on Saturday, April 22, 2017. Nicole will be giving a morning presentation on “Sexual Discrimination in the Workplace.” New York and New Jersey CLE credits will be offered; for full details on the day’s courses and registration, click here.
On May 29th, 2018 coffee giant Starbucks will close 8,000 stores for the afternoon in order train about 175,000 employees on bias. This was the aftermath of a recent incident in Philadelphia in which 2 African American males were waiting for a friend in Starbucks. During that wait, they were not permitted to use the rest...Read more
New Jersey Governor Phil Murphy signed a very comprehensive Paid Sick Leave bill into law on May 2, 2018. It will take effect 180 days from its signing which will be in October 2018. This new law is extremely pro-employee and will make it one of the most expansive laws of its type in our Nation....Read more
On Thursday, April 26th, fame, fortune, victim blaming, and lack of evidence could not sway the jury in Bill Cosby’s second criminal trial for several counts of sexual assault in the case of the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania v. William Cosby. The famous actor and comedian, Bill Cosby, was found guilty of 3 counts of felony level...Read more
We continue to introduce you to the women of DEMLP who are integral in moving the firm forward. They are not just lawyers, but also mothers, board members, coaches and teachers. Meet Nicole Croddick Nicole Sorokolit Croddick is Counsel at Davison, Eastman, Muñoz, Lederman & Paone, P.A., where she focuses her practice on employment and labor...Read more
Sexual harassment has been a term coined in the US since the 1970’s when the woman’s liberation movement recognized this damaging behavior that has existed for thousands of years. In the 1970’s and 1980’s, the Supreme Court gave legal recognition to the fact that a woman finally could sue her employer for sexual harassment using Title VII of...Read more
It is estimated that there are approximately 14,000 transgender students in New Jersey’s K-12 schools across every county in the state. In July 2017, Governor Chris Christie signed legislation that promotes equality and inclusion towards transgender students in New Jersey Schools. This new law will enhance the New Jersey Law Against Discrimination’s (LAD) prohibition against discrimination...Read more
The following article by Nicole S. Croddick and Brian J. Chabarek was among those selected by the New Jersey Law Journal for publication in its special Employment Law Section, which appeared in the December 4, 2017 issue. The Importance of Aguas in Addressing Vicarious Liability and Sexual Harassment Complaints In the landmark employment law case, Aguas...Read more
Sexual Harassment was first recognized as a civil rights violation and a type of discrimination in 1986. As most of us know, sexual harassment in the workplace violates Title VII of the Civil Rights Act; the New Jersey Law Against Discrimination and applicable workplace policies. Despite its name and its history, it is often not about...Read more
USCIS released a new I-9 form for employment eligibility verification on July 17, 2017 which must now be used. As of September 18, 2017, this new version of the I-9 form is now required and replaces the November 14, 2016 version of the I-9 form. Some of the changes, on the revised form, include a name...Read more
I like to think of performance reviews or evaluations as an employee's "report card" at work. Performance reviews are important tools, that if executed properly, can be beneficial to the employee, their manager, the Human Resources (HR) department and of course, the organization as a whole. Performance reviews are generally written by the employee's direct manager,...Read more
We previously reviewed OSHA requirements for businesses and threat assessments in the workplace, but there is always more to learn. All too frequently on the news we hear about a “disgruntled” employee who shot innocent co-workers simply doing their job, or the ex-spouse of an employee who wanted to get revenge in the sanctity of the...Read more
Anti-harassment and anti-discrimination laws guide employers on the minimum legal standards that they must follow in the workplace. In 2017, culturally competent employers should want more than the legal minimum. They must aim to create, and to cultivate, a diverse and inclusive workplace. In 2017, it is not just a question of SHOULD we have a...Read more
As of January 1, 2017 the New Jersey minimum wage rate was increased from $8.38 per hour to $8.44 per hour, as announced by the New Jersey Department of Labor and Workforce Development (“NJDOL”). This adjustment was based upon an increase in the Consumer Price Index for urban wage earners and clerical workers. It is important...Read more
United States Federal Law requires that every employer who recruits, refers for a fee, or hires an individual for employment must complete, within a given short period of time from hire, an I-9 form which verifies the employee’s identity and authorization to work in this country. Starting on January 22, 2017, employers must use the revised...Read more
Is your company hosting a holiday Party? Be prepared! There are numerous issues and liabilities that your company, management and employees can be subject to, including harassment and negligence claims. Here is a list of Best Practices to help you avoid liability during this season of merriment! 1. Make sure that your policies, including your anti-harassment...Read more
Many US employers had a lot to be thankful about this Thanksgiving! On November 22, 2016, a federal judge in Texas (Judge Mazzant) stunned many by pumping the brakes on the Department of Labor’s new federal overtime rule which should have taken effect on December 1, 2016. The federal judge issued a temporary injunction in response...Read more
Nearly 2 million American workers report having been victims of workplace violence each year. Many more cases go unreported. The questions are: Is your company prepared for the worst? Is your reception area going to serve as an effective gatekeeper between your employees and the world? Research has identified factors that may increase the risk of...Read more
The Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA), also known as the federal Wage and Hour Law, regulates minimum wage, overtime, equal pay, record keeping, and child labor for employees of enterprises engaged in interstate or foreign commerce, and employees of state and local governments (basically everyone). The FLSA is arguably the most violated labor law by employers....Read more
Davison, Eastman & Muñoz, P.A. is pleased to announce that attorneys Manny J. Alvelo and Nicole Sorokolit Croddick joined the firm in October. Manny Alvelo, Counsel, will work in the Firm’s Tax and Estate Planning department. His practice will focus on advising individual and corporate clients with respect to estate, inheritance and gift tax planning as...Read more