Employers Association of New Jersey
A nonprofit association helping employers create exceptional workplaces since 1916.

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Bottom Line Results:

"I wanted to tell you how much I enjoyed today’s seminar.   Clearly there was a lot of thought and effort put into delivering such a detailed and up to date presentation and I really appreciate what was provided.   The day exceeded my expectations and I look forward to attending upcoming seminars."

- Brenda Santillo
Human Resources Director
Avionic Instruments

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Staff Bios

John J. Sarno, Esq.

John brings over two decades of experience to the position as a lawyer, educator and public administrator. He received a BA in Psychology from Ramapo College of New Jersey and an MA in counseling and JD from Seton Hall University. John advises member companies in many areas of employment and labor law, including ADA, sexual harassment, wrongful discharge, drug and alcohol testing and employment discrimination. Author of numerous articles and a book helping employers stay out of court, John has extensive experience as a trainer in various management issues. Contact John Sarno at john@eanj.org

Rebecca J. Dent

Becky has been with the Association for more than 35 years, providing day-to-day guidance to employers on a wide range of Human Resources procedures and policies, and regulatory and legislative requirements including compliance with Federal Family Medical Leave Act, NJ Family Leave Act, COBRA, State Plan Disability, Unemployment Compensation, OSHA, federal and State Wage/Hour, among others. In addition to advising companies on specific situations, she is also an experienced educator on Human Resources topics. Contact Becky Dent at becky@eanj.org

Barbara A. Cordasco

Barbara has been with EANJ for close to 30 years during which she has written several hundred Affirmative Action Plans for government contractors and financial institutions. She has been instrumental in successfully guiding companies through well over 100 OFCCP Compliance Reviews. Additionally, she conducts workshops and answers member questions regarding Affirmative Action requirements and provides in-house training and consultation to companies on writing, maintaining and updating an AAP. Barbara also does in-house diversity training for EANJ members. She is a member of a New Jersey Chapter of the Society of Human Resource Management and the American Association for Affirmative Action. Contact Barbara Cordasco at barbara@eanj.org

Amy Vazquez

For over a decade Amy has provided day-to-day assistance, advice, research and support to the EANJ membership on general human resource policies and practices.  Amy deals directly with members on a variety of topics, including federal and NJ wage and hour compliance, Family Medical Leave Act, NJ Family Leave Act, NJ Family Leave Insurance and COBRA.  Additionally, Amy keeps members informed and up-to-date on emerging employment law issues through management of EANJ’s social and digital media platforms.  Amy holds a Certificate in Human Resource Studies from Cornell University, a B.A. in History from Montclair State University and is currently pursuing her Masters Degree at Penn State University.  Contact Amy Vazquez at amy@eanj.org

Robin M. Ross, Esq.

Robin has over 20 years of legal experience in the labor and employment field and earned her B.A. from Clark University and her J.D. from Suffolk University Law School. Robin has extensive experience in such areas of the law as discrimination, WARN, OSHA, NLRB obligations and prohibitions, and FLSA. Robin conducts training programs and workshops on such topics as Introduction to Employment Laws, Immigration Law, Diversity, Leadership Training, and Preventing Harassment in the Workplace as well as other management programs. She also counsels members on all aspects of the daily functioning of the Human Resources department, including assessment of legal liabilities, drafting and implementation of personnel manuals. Contact Robin M. Ross at robin@eanj.org



Special Healthcare Advisors

Nathan Martin

Nathan is Manager of Business Development at QualCare Management Resources, which administers the Affiliated Physicians and Employers Health Plan (the EANJ Healthcare Trust).  Nathan has over 25 years of healthcare experience, including health plan analysis and group underwriting, and is available to consult directly with EANJ on all healthcare plan issues, including compliance with the Affordable Care Act.  Contact Nathan Martin at nmartin@qualcareinc.com

Michael Kapandais

Michael has been involved in the employee benefits business since 1994 and has extensive background in association plans.  He has experience working with both large corporations and small groups, whether insured or self-funded.  He is past president of the Monmouth/Ocean New Jersey Health Underwriters’ Association and is still active in the organization where he has brought his health insurance concerns and ideas to lawmakers on a national level.

Special Legal Advisor

Marvin M. Goldstein, Esq.

Marvin is former Partner in the Labor & Employment Law Department of Proskauer Rose, LLP, which provides a wide variety of legal services to employers nationally and worldwide. Marvin has represented employers in all aspects of labor and employee relations law since 1970. He has negotiated collective bargaining agreements in a wide range of industries, including manufacturing, banking, retail, health care, restaurant, trucking, warehouse and distribution, and auto rental. In addition, Marvin has had a nationwide employment litigation practice where he represents employers in both state and federal courts. He represents employers in employment arbitration, labor arbitration, and before administrative boards such as the NLRB and various civil rights agencies. Contact Marvin M. Goldstein at marvin@eanj.org

Member Services

Jane DiRoma - jane@eanj.org

Jonathan Illenye - jonathan@eanj.org


Harold H. Hawkey, Esq.  - In Memoriam

52 years of dedicated service to EANJ


EANJ is a nonprofit trade association dedicated to improving employer-employee relations and facilitating the exchange of information among employers. It does not render legal services, offer legal opinion or engage in the practice of law.