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Archive: 2021

NJ Extends Utility Shutoff Moratorium Through End of Year

Jun 11, 2021 | Written by: Matthew P. Lyons, Esq. |

On June 4, 2021, New Jersey Governor Phil Murphy signed legislation (A5820) ending the COVID-19 state of emergency in 30 days, but extending certain emergency orders until December 31, 2021.

Powers of Attorney

Jun 10, 2021 | Written by: Lori K. MacWilliam, Esq. |

A power of attorney can be a useful document in many situations.  It can allow individuals the ability to select who will handle their affairs if they cannot do so, either temporarily or for a longer...

NJ Employers Can Eliminate Masks and Social Distancing for Vaccinated Employees as of June 4

May 28, 2021 | Written by: Leslie A. Parikh, Esq. |

On May 26, 2021, New Jersey Governor Phil Murphy issued Executive Order (“EO”) 243 which, as of June 4, 2021, gives employers the discretion to allow employees to do away with masks and social...

Answers to Legal Questions You May Have Thought About But Never Asked

May 28, 2021 | Written by: Tracy B. Bussel, Esq. |

1. Can I represent myself or a family member in a lawsuit? You may represent yourself in a lawsuit. You will be referred to as a pro se party. provides some guidance in this regard....

Are Liability Waivers Binding When Signed by Children’s Party Host?

May 24, 2021 | Written by: Jacob A. Papay, Jr., Esq. |

As many parents know, recreational establishments that cater to children’s group outings, such as skate parks, roller rinks, and amusement parks, may request the adult host of the children’s group...

Pending NJ Assembly Bill Could Restrict Use of Biometric Data by Employers and Others

May 17, 2021 | Written by: Sharon M. Flynn, Esq. |

It is not uncommon for employers in New Jersey to use various methods to monitor their employees throughout the workday.  However, some employers are using increasingly high-tech methods to do so,...

Court Addresses Claims of Mailing Sent but Never Received

May 13, 2021 | Written by: Arthur D. Fialk, Esq. |

An unreported U.S. District Court case, Taylor v. CDS Advantage Solutions, (D.N.J 2021) discussed arbitration and opt-out issues.  However, central to the case was the issue of a mailing purportedly...

Gray Divorce Becoming More Common

May 7, 2021 | Written by: Diana N. Fredericks, Esq. |

Most media and statistical research reports appear to agree that divorces are declining, in general, except for “gray divorces,” which are actually increasing[1].

“NJ Pregnant Workers Fairness Act” Addressed in Court’s Pregnancy Discrimination Decision

May 7, 2021 | Written by: Kelly A. Lichtenstein, Esq. |

On March 9, 2021, the New Jersey Supreme Court issued an important employment law decision on pregnancy discrimination in the case of Delanoy v. Township of Ocean, 245 N.J. 384 (2021), which discusses...

Estate Planning to Protect the Family Legacy

May 5, 2021 | Written by: John G. Manfreda, Esq. |

The legal practice area known as “Estate Planning” is quite broad. It includes the preparation of estate planning documents as well as the development of gift tax planning strategies designed to...