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Archive: 2015

NJ Appellate Court Affirms Child Emancipation Decision

May 19, 2015 | Written by: Diana N. Fredericks, Esq. |

Should an adoptive father be required to pay child support & college expenses when the child turns 18 and leaves the mother’s home to live with her biological father? While this may seem...

Simpler Tax Exempt Status Reinstatement for Non-Profits

May 8, 2015 | Written by: Lori K. MacWilliam, Esq. |

The Internal Revenue Service has streamlined the process by which a non-profit corporation whose exemption status has been automatically revoked due to a failure to file the necessary annual returns...

Snow Days and Exempt Employees

May 1, 2015 | Written by: Deborah B. Rosenthal, Esq. |

Spring is finally here…your company has made it through the harsh winter of 2015! Did your employees who are exempt from overtime miss any work due to the weather? Did you deduct their salary...

Should Municipalities Allow Public Commenting on Their Facebook Pages?

Apr 28, 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...

Why Marriages End in Divorce

Apr 27, 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...

The Benefits of Using a Mental Health Professional in Divorce Matters

Apr 15, 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...

Same-Sex Divorces and Dissolution of Civil Unions & Domestic Partnerships

Apr 14, 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.

Exempt vs. Non-Exempt: Avoiding Wage Violations

Apr 13, 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...

Is Your Divorce Attorney Trained in Collaborative Law?

Apr 7, 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...

Employers Beware…Have You “Banned the Box”?

Apr 1, 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...