Selikoff & Cohen, P.A.

More Than 100 Years Of Combined Legal Experience Representing Employees and Unions In New Jersey

Hop T. Wechsler

  • Associate


Mount Laurel Township, NJ





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Hop T. Wechsler is an associate at Selikoff & Cohen. 

Hop has represented unions and union members before the New Jersey Supreme Court, the Public Employment Relations Commission, the Office of Administrative Law, and other state agencies as well as in TEACHNJ tenure proceedings. Areas of expertise include tenure rights claims, workplace accommodation and discrimination claims, unfair labor practices, union representation petitions, tenure charges and other disciplinary matters.

Hop previously worked in Scientific, Technical and Medical (STM) publishing for 18 years, both in copyright permissions and as a journal publisher, and as a paralegal for an immigration law firm. During law school, Hop was also a research assistant for a law professor at Rutgers-Camden, focusing on public policy options for ensuring economic human rights, specifically the right to employment.

Bar Admissions

  • New Jersey
  • Pennsylvania
  • U.S. District Court District of New Jersey


  • Rutgers School of Law - Camden, Camden, New Jersey
    • J.D. - 2016
  • University of Pennsylvania
    • 1995
  • Community College of Philadelphia
    • A.A.S. - 2011
    • Major: Paralegal Studies

Professional Associations and Memberships

  • New Jersey State Bar Association Labor and Employment Law Section Executive Committee member (2018-present), Membership and Inclusion Committee (2021-present)
  • New Jersey Labor and Employment Law Quarterly, Managing Editor, 2018-present
  • National Lawyers Guild
  • Sidney Reitman Employment Law American Inn of Court, Planning Committee member, 2019-present
  • Pennsylvania Bar Association
  • American Bar Association

Publications Works

  • "Commentary: When Bad Precedent Remains Good Law,” New Jersey Labor and Employment Law Quarterly, Vol. 43, No. 4 (2022)
  • "The Trump v. Hawaii Doctrine? or, Discriminatory Animus is Over (If You Want It)," New Jersey Labor and Employment Law Quarterly, Vol. 42, No. 4 (2021)
  • "Theses on Janus and the Inflatable Rat,"New Jersey Labor and Employment Law Quarterly, Vol. 41, No. 2 (2020)
  • "Trump v. Hawaii: When Overwhelming Direct Evidence of Discrimination and Pretext Cannot Survive Rational Basis Review," New Jersey Labor and Employment Law Quarterly, Vol. 40, No. 1 (2019)

Award and Honors

  • ABA-Bloomberg BNA Award for Excellence in the Study of Labor and Employment Law, 2016
  • Community College of Philadelphia Paralegal Achievement Award, 2011

Representative Cases

  • Melnyk v. Bd. of Educ. of Delsea Reg'l High Sch. Dist., 241 N.J. 31 (2020)
  • Cape May Cty. Tech. High Sch. Bd. of Educ. v. Cape May Cty. Tech. High Sch. Educ. Ass’n, P.E.R.C. NO. 2020 54, 46 NJPER ¶ 132 (2020)
  • Gloucester Cty. Bd. of Educ., Dkt. No. A 4464 18T4, 46 NJPER ¶ 103 (Feb. 7, 2020)