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Blog Archive by Month: July 2015

New Jersey Increases Bid Threshold Effective July 1, 2015

Jul 29, 2015 | Written by: Tara A. St. Angelo, Esq. |

The Division of Local Government Services (DLGS) recently announced bid threshold increases that will impact the award of public contracts by New Jersey public entities.

The Negotiability of Temporary Layoffs of Public Employees During Times of Economic Distress

Jul 28, 2015 | Written by: Tara A. St. Angelo, Esq. |

The New Jersey Supreme Court’s recently issued opinion in IMO Borough of Keyport v. Local 68, A-43/4-13 may eliminate the need for municipalities to negotiate temporary layoffs with union...

Eliminate Capital Gains Tax on Inherited Real Estate Using “Stepped-Up Basis”

Jul 22, 2015 | Written by: Lori K. MacWilliam, Esq. |

Some people are unaware of the advantages of the IRS allowance for “stepped-up basis” for real property. If grown children inherit the home in which they grew up, and in which their...

Why Family Law Cases Settle

Jul 21, 2015 | Written by: William W. Goodwin, Jr., Esq. |

When members of the public think about divorce cases, they often visualize dramatic trials with testimony describing love affairs and other tawdry details. The reality is that this seldom, if ever,...

How the DOL’s Proposals For Exemptions to Overtime May Affect Your Business

Jul 20, 2015 | Written by: Deborah B. Rosenthal, Esq. |

Under current Department of Labor (DOL) regulations, employees who are called “managers” are exempt from overtime if they make more than $455 a week or $23,660 per year, even if they...

Is Drug Use During Pregnancy Considered Abuse and Neglect in NJ?

Jul 9, 2015 | Written by: Diana N. Fredericks, Esq. |

Not every instance of drug use by a parent during pregnancy, standing alone, will substantiate a finding of abuse and neglect in light of the specific language of the New Jersey statute. New Jersey...

Can I Receive Spousal Support Before My Divorce Is Final?

Jul 2, 2015 | Written by: William J. Rudnik, Esq. |

Clients often ask if they can receive spousal support before a divorce is final, and, if so, if they must go to court to get it. The answer to the first part of that question is can receive...