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Archive: 2015

Avoiding Hostile Work Environment & Sexual Harassment Liability

Aug 12, 2015 | Written by: Leslie A. Parikh, Esq. |

A recent opinion by the New Jersey Appellate Division, Jones v. Dr. Pepper Snapple Group, confirms that employers must take proactive measures to protect employees from being subjected to a hostile...

Can the Court Compel Parenting Time?

Aug 11, 2015 | Written by: Diana N. Fredericks, Esq. |

In divorce cases, we often encounter a “fight” over parenting time with children, where both parents want the children as much as possible. However, sometimes there are cases where a child...

What Role, If Any, Does Fault Play in Determining Alimony?

Aug 5, 2015 | Written by: William W. Goodwin, Jr., Esq. |

In a recent blog post, I commented that New Jersey is a “no-fault” jurisdiction. In that post, I mentioned that fault seldom has an impact on the outcome of the case. Thus, the fact that a...

Social Media and OPRA: Tips for Complying in the Digital Age

Aug 4, 2015 | Written by: Tara A. St. Angelo, Esq. |

Municipalities may be finding that their residents are more likely to turn to social media for news and updates instead of the traditional newspaper.  However, posts by municipalities and elected...

Annulment of Marriage Based on Fraud

Aug 3, 2015 | Written by: Diana N. Fredericks, Esq. |

Can the Court apply the doctrine of equitable fraud as a basis to annul a marriage? In the recent, but unpublished trial court decision of Easton v. Mercer, Judge Jones in Ocean County decided yes,...

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...