Carcich O'Shea: Employment Law Attorneys

Carcich O'Shea: Employment Law Attorneys

Carcich O'Shea, LLC is a boutique Employment Law firm serving clients in New York and New Jersey.

Firm Overview

Both Mr. Carcich and Ms. O'Shea Criscione have been named (201) Magazine's "Bergen's Best Attorneys" and have been perennially rated by Super Lawyers. After many years of practicing employment law, they formed Carcich O'Shea in 2016 to provide comprehensive representation while giving individual attention to their clients. Carcich O'Shea, LLC focuses on matters related to the workplace, whether it is assisting small to medium size businesses in handling employee issues or representing employees against New Jersey and New York's largest employers.

Carcich O'Shea represents clients in all aspects of employment litigation, including claims for Discrimination, Hostile Environment, CEPA/Whistleblowing, Sexual Harassment, Wage and Hour Claims, and FMLA/Medical leaves. They also assist clients in drafting, reviewing and negotiating employment agreements, severance agreements, non-compete, and non-solicitation agreements. Carcich O'Shea also represents clients in mediation and arbitration matters related to the workplace.

Main Office

Main Office
401 Hackensack Ave., Suite 707
Hackensack, NJ 07601


(201) 988-1308


Office Information

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Carcich O'Shea represents clients in all matters related to the workplace.

Carcich O'Shea represents clients with issues ranging from the initial review of employment contracts through the negotiation of severance packages and everything in between.

We also represent clients in all aspects of litigation in the state and federal courts of New York and New Jersey, as well as matters requiring arbitration.

Representative matters:

Employment Litigation
Sexual harassment
Whistleblowing (CEPA)
Family Medical Leave Act
Wage & hour/overtime claims
Contract disputes
Employment contracts
Non-competition agreements
Severance Agreement
Commission disputes/ Sales Representative Act claims
Workplace training/ investigation

Wrongful Termination

Carcich O'Shea is focused on representing clients that have been wrongfully terminated.

New York and New Jersey have some of the strongest employee protections in the country.

It is illegal to terminate an employee for discriminatory or retaliatory reasons. While most employees are "employees at-will," employers cannot take adverse actions against you for any of the following reasons: age, sex, race, religion, national origin, disability, use of medical leave, and many more. An adverse action is not limited to termination. It can include a change in responsibilities, a reduction in pay, reduced hours, or demotion. It is also illegal for an employer to retaliate against your for objecting to practices you believe are discriminatory.

New Jersey also protects whistleblowers from regulations. If you voice objections to something that your belief is illegal or contrary to public policy, your employer cannot take adverse actions against you.

If you believe you have been subjected to discriminatory or retaliatory action by your employer, you should contact Carcich O'Shea.

What distinguishes your law firm from others?

Carcich O'Shea distinguishes its self from other firms by providing a hands-on collaborative approach. In many instances, clients are unaware of their legal rights and obligations. We are here to educate you so that you can make informed decisions and take the appropriate actions to protect your rights.

Christopher J. Carcich

Carcich O'Shea: Employment Law Attorneys

Christopher J. Carcich has been practicing law since 2002 and focuses his practice on business litigation, employment contracts, wage and hour cases, partnership and commercial disputes, restrictive covenants, appellate matters and arbitration.

In 2010, 2012, 2013 and 2014 Mr. Carcich was included in New Jersey's Super Lawyers Rising Stars, an honor given to only 2.5 percent of New Jersey attorneys. All New Jersey Rising Stars are 40 or younger or have been in practice for 10 years or less.

Regularly appearing before the State and Federal Courts in New Jersey and New York, as well as before various arbitration panels, he is presently a member of the Bergen County Ethics Committee and the New Jersey State Bar Association Appellate Practice Committee. He has lectured on restrictive covenants and has published several articles in the New Jersey Law Journal.

Mr. Carcich seeks to resolve cases in a reasonable and efficient manner, using care and sensitivity to their needs in the process. “Nobody ever comes to a lawyer because all is well. People come in because there’s a problem. I am here to help them through difficult times and to advise and assist them,” he says. He has led many clients to successful resolutions.

He is a graduate of the State University of New York Maritime College and Seton Hall Law School. Mr. Carcich also holds a Third-Officers U.S. Coast Guard License. Prior to attending law school, he sailed as a Third-Officer for Mobil Oil and Maritime Overseas Corporation, a background that has helped as an employment lawyer to understand cases from the side of the employer and the employee.


Bar Number: 20152002
New Jersey, 2002

Bar Number: 4144879
New York, 2003


Seton Hall Law School
Juris Doctor,

Sheila O'Shea-Criscione

Carcich O'Shea: Employment Law Attorneys

Ms. O'Shea-Criscione represents both employees and employers in workplace matters. Regarding employees, Ms. O'Shea-Criscione has represented individuals who have been subjected to unlawful workplace conduct including discrimination, harassment, workplace accommodations, claims arising from the Federal and State Medical Leave Acts and retaliation, including claims for whistleblowing under the Conscientious Employee Protection Act. Regarding employers, Ms. O’Shea-Criscione reviews employee handbooks, presents sexual harassment and anti-discrimination in the workplace training, as well as negotiating or enforcing non-compete and non-solicitation provisions.

As a member of the bar in New Jersey and New York, Ms. O’Shea-Criscione appears in New Jersey Superior Court and Municipal Court in northern New Jersey and has been chosen one of Bergen’s Top Attorneys by (201) Magazine for three consecutive years (2012-2015).

Ms. O’Shea-Criscione is a trained and R.1:40 qualified mediator for the Statewide Mediation Program for Civil, General Equity, and Probate Cases. She mediates both private and court-appointed disputes. Ms. O’Shea-Criscione is also a Barrister member of the Justice Morris Pashman Inn of Court.

Since 1993, Ms. O'Shea-Criscione has been an adjunct professor at Montclair State University where she teaches undergraduate classes such as "Conflict and Its Resolution," "Negotiation, Mediation, Arbitration," "Legal Research," and "Introduction to Law and the Legal Procedure," as well as teaching graduate level classes on negotiation and mediation. Ms. O’Shea-Criscione has made several appearances on New Jersey News 12 as well as WABC in New York regarding workplace issues and has presented numerous seminars on employee rights.

Ms. O’Shea-Criscione believes that careful listening to the needs of a client has earned her a reputation as a tenacious, attentive and assertive advocate. "In employment and discrimination cases, truth is stranger than fiction. People come to us with egregious circumstances, and with hard work, we have proven most effective in our representation of both individuals and corporations.”

Prior to establishing Carcich O’Shea, Ms. O’Shea-Criscione was a partner with Deutsch Atkins, P.C. Before entering private practice, Ms. O’Shea-Criscione served as a Judicial Law Clerk for the Honorable Bruce A. Gaeta, J.S.C. (1992-1993). Ms. O’Shea-Criscione earned her Bachelor of Arts degree in Legal Studies from the University of Massachusetts in 1988 and her Juris Doctorate from Pace University School of Law in 1992.


Bar Number: 037541992
New Jersey, 1992

Bar Number: 2541100
New York, 1993


Pace University Law School
Juris Doctor, 1992

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