April 28th, 2015 | Written by Tara A. St. Angelo, Esq.
With the growth of social media, municipalities have turned to sites like Facebook and Twitter in order to effectively convey information. Municipalities are also turning to social media to connect with their residents. Local governments already connect with their residents through public hearings and meetings. However, what percentage of residents are actually going to these meetings? These meetings may exclude residents that simply do not have the time to attend. Facebook offers an advantage to the traditional public meeting by allowing residents to post comments and voice their opinions on issues from the comfort of their own homes or on the go from their mobile devices. However, allowing the public to freely post comments on a municipal Facebook page may open up a Pandora’s box.
April 27th, 2015 | Written by William J. Rudnik, Esq.
As someone who has been divorced and who has been a divorce attorney for many years, I have come to understand some of the many reasons why marriages end in divorce. While there are those couples who are simply mismatched and should have never gotten married in the first place, and those couples who get married for the wrong reasons, the majority of marriages end in divorce because of what happens during the marriage.
April 15th, 2015 | Written by William J. Rudnik, Esq.
Divorce is an emotional process. It is difficult for parties to go through a divorce, and if they have children, the children are impacted even in cases where the parties get along. Mental health professionals, ranging from psychiatrists to psychologists to licensed clinical social workers to counselors, can play an important role in divorce cases.
April 14th, 2015 | Written by Diana N. Fredericks, Esq.
New Jersey legalized same-sex marriage in October 2013. Same-sex married couples ending a relationship will now go through divorce, following the same process as opposite-sex married couples.
April 13th, 2015 | Written by Leslie A. Parikh, Esq.
Most employees are classified as either “exempt” or “non-exempt” for purposes of New Jersey and Federal wage laws. Salary and type of work are significant factors in evaluating the exempt or non-exempt status of an employee.
April 7th, 2015 | Written by Diana N. Fredericks, Esq.
In September 2014, the Collaborative Law Act was passed in New Jersey. Since the passage of this law, there has been a surge in inquiries by prospective clients seeking to understand what Collaborative Law means and how it can apply to their divorce. Additionally, many attorneys have promoted themselves as “collaborative”.
April 1st, 2015 | Written by Deborah B. Rosenthal, Esq.
As of March 1, 2015, all public and private employers that have 15 or more employees are now prohibited from asking a job applicant about his or her criminal record until after the first job interview, unless the applicant voluntarily discloses such information. Governor Christie signed the “Opportunity to Compete Act” last year, but the Act’s requirements did not begin until March 1 of this year.