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Having Trouble Meeting Your Business Contract Obligations?

April 1st, 2020 | Written by Daniel S. Makoski, Esq.

The coronavirus pandemic has resulted in uncertain times for many businesses. The rapid escalation of governmental orders from social distancing to self‑isolation have left companies reeling. How will you comply with your vendor contracts? Can you demand that your suppliers continue to operate?  Does your contract have a force majeure clause?

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Update on Medical Marijuana in the Workplace

April 1st, 2020 | Written by Sharon M. Flynn, Esq.

On March 10, 2020, the New Jersey Supreme Court in Wild v. Carriage Funeral Holdings, Inc., et al., (A-91-18) (082836), affirmed that a medical cannabis patient can assert a claim for employment discrimination under the New Jersey Law Against Discrimination (NJLAD) for an adverse employment action based on an employee’s off-site medical cannabis use. 

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Congress Passes Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act (CARES)

March 30th, 2020 | Written by Leslie A. Parikh, Esq.

On March 27, 2020, President Trump signed the Coronavirus Aid, Relief and Economic Security Act (“CARES Act”), a roughly $2 trillion stimulus measure that includes payments to millions of Americans in need of assistance, support for the health care system, unemployment benefit expansions, and loans to struggling businesses. Below are some highlights of the Act that we expect employers will want to know.   

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Divorce & Coronavirus (COVID-19): Co-Parenting During Quarantine

March 24th, 2020 | Written by Diana N. Fredericks, Esq.

We are all living in an unprecedented time as a result of the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic.  This is new territory for divorced parents dealing with New Jersey’s “stay at home” order and imposed social distancing while simultaneously attempting to co-parent.  It is also uncharted territory for the attorneys advising them.  How are parents supposed to address transfers (hand off) of children if they are supposed to stay at home?  Do parents feel safe in handing off their children when there may be issues of trust between the parents?  This blog will attempt to address those concerns, understanding that there is much uncertainty and little guidance provided at this time.

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Employer Alert: Emergency FMLA and Sick Leave Expansion Signed Into Law Under the Families First Coronavirus Response Act (FFCRA)

March 20th, 2020 | Written by Leslie A. Parikh, Esq.

On March 18, 2020, the federal Families First Coronavirus Response Act (FFCRA) was signed into law.  The FFCRA contains two separate acts that provide paid leave for absences resulting from coronavirus (COVID-19):  the Emergency Family and Medical Leave Expansion Act and the Emergency Paid Sick Leave Act.

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New Jersey’s Response to Employment-Related Issues Prompted by Coronavirus (COVID-19)

March 19th, 2020 | Written by Leslie A. Parikh, Esq.

The widespread closure of businesses, potential short-term and long-term unemployment, reduced hours, and leave considerations have left New Jersey employers scrambling to find answers in connection with how to address leave time in light of the pandemic.

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What Employers Need to Know About the Families First Coronavirus Response Act

March 17th, 2020 | Written by Leslie A. Parikh, Esq.

In the wake of the coronavirus pandemic, employers are facing overwhelming questions regarding employer obligations, complying with government directives, and paid time off.

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Divorce FAQs

March 11th, 2020 | Written by Diana N. Fredericks, Esq.

This article will address the following frequently asked questions:  How long does it take to get a divorce in New Jersey? Do I need to hire an attorney to handle my divorce? Can my spouse and I use the same attorney? How much will my divorce cost? Can I force my spouse to pay for my legal fees in a divorce? What are the requirements for filing for divorce? Do I have to continue to live in the house with my spouse during the divorce? Can I change the locks on the house? My spouse wants to attend mediation to resolve our divorce. Should I go?

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Can a 20-Year-Old Prenuptial Agreement be Enforced?

February 10th, 2020 | Written by Diana N. Fredericks, Esq.

Prenuptial agreements (prenups) can be valid and enforceable in the State of New Jersey.  In the recent case of Steffens[i], the Appellate Division held that a 20-year-old prenup signed in 1994, the day before the parties’ marriage ceremony took place, was valid and enforceable.

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New Law Facilitates Adoptions Involving Assisted Reproduction

January 17th, 2020 | Written by Diana N. Fredericks, Esq.

Newly passed NJ Senate Bill 3528[1] has established a process to obtain an expedited judgement of adoption for a spouse or civil union partner of a biological or legal parent of child when both parties are named as parents on the child's birth certificate.  The bill was signed into law on January 13, 2020 and becomes effective April 1, 2020.

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