Jules counsels employers in varied industries on employee relations, human resources policies and workplace compliance. He investigates allegations of employee misconduct, audits employment practices and delivers anti-discrimination, business ethics and human resources-related training. Jules also prepares employment and separation agreements, defends administrative charges and negotiates with government agencies. Jules speaks on a variety of workplace law topics both locally and nationally. Before founding Jules Halpern Associates, Jules held senior level human resources and employment law roles within major corporations and was a human resources consultant. He was Senior Director of Employee Relations and employment law counsel at Random House, Inc. and the senior employment attorney at The Home Insurance Company and its affiliated companies.
Jules is a 1977 graduate of Hofstra University School of Law and a Summa Cum Laude graduate of Brooklyn College, where he was a member of the Scholar's Program. He is admitted to the practice of law in the State of New York and the United States District Court for the Southern and Eastern Districts of New York.
Paul L. Scrom Jr. is a Partner at Jules Halpern Associates LLC. He devotes his practice to representing organizations in all employment law matters.
Paul regularly advises Human Resources executives, in-house counsel, management and business owners on compliance and preventative measures in order to avoid expensive litigation and costly government penalties. His counsel includes issues of employee discipline, terminations, discrimination/harassment, wages and hours, independent contractor classifications, restrictive covenants and social media. Paul also prepares employee handbooks, employment agreements, separation agreements and other HR documents.
Paul frequently presents on legal and HR topics to business groups, professionals, and clients. Such topics include respect in the workplace (harassment/discrimination), wage and hour compliance, disabilities under the Americans with Disabilities Act, conducting workplace investigations and the performance review process.
Paul received his Juris Doctorate in 2012 from Hofstra University School of Law, which he attended on a full merit scholarship. During law school, Paul was Articles Editor of the Hofstra Labor and Employment Law Journal. Prior to law school, Paul graduated Magna Cum Laude from Binghamton University in 2009 with a B.A. in both Philosophy of Law and History.
Paul is a member of the Nassau and Suffolk Bar Associations. He is admitted to the practice of law in the states of New York and New Jersey.
Samantha E. Hudler is a law clerk at Jules Halpern Associates LLC.
As a third-year student at the Maurice A. Deane School of Law at Hofstra University, Samantha serves as an Articles Editor on the Hofstra Labor & Employment Law Journal and is expected to graduate in May 2018.
Prior to entering law school, Samantha received her B.A. in Criminal Justice from Widener University. During her senior year at Widener University, Samantha interned at the United States Attorney’s Office for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania.
In 2016, Samantha interned at the New York State Division of Human Rights. In addition, Samantha was previously employed as a paralegal at a boutique labor and employment law firm located in Suffolk County where she performed research and drafted legal documents including various motions and memoranda of law.
Samantha intends to focus her career on labor and employment matters.