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Archive: 2021

Can Employers Inquire About COVID-19 Vaccine Status Without Violating HIPAA?

Aug 5, 2021 | Written by: Kelly A. Lichtenstein, Esq. |

COVID-19 vaccines and masks continue to be hot topics for schools, businesses, and governments.  Prior blogs by Sharon Flynn and Leslie Parikh have addressed whether employers can require existing or...

Is It Appropriate to Require That New Hires Be Vaccinated?

Jul 30, 2021 | Written by: Leslie A. Parikh, Esq. |

In light of the uptick in positive COVID-19 cases and the presence of the Delta variant, employers are again faced with decisions concerning the vaccination status of employees and new hires.  

Substantial Compliance for Notices of Tort Claims Means Just That

Jul 30, 2021 | Written by: Jacob A. Papay, Jr., Esq. |

According to the NJ Tort Claims Act (NJTCA), a public entity is only liable for claims of negligence under the terms and conditions of the Act, NJSA 59:1-1, et seq. 

Are Internet Arbitration Provisions Binding?

Jul 27, 2021 | Written by: Tracy B. Bussel, Esq. |

Recently, the Appellate Division in New Jersey ruled that a company wishing to arbitrate disputes must put its clients on notice of its intention to do so.  In Wollen v. Gulf Stream Restoration and...

NJ Senate Passes Bill Addressing Sexual Harassment in Political Campaigns

Jul 27, 2021 | Written by: Leslie A. Parikh, Esq. |

After several revisions, the New Jersey Senate passed a bill seeking to address sexual harassment in political campaigns.  The bill, S3389, was passed by the Senate on June 30, 2021, and promises to...

Who Needs an Estate Plan?

Jul 23, 2021 | Written by: John G. Manfreda, Esq. |

Often people believe that only the wealthy require an estate plan. The fallacy of this belief lies in the fact that not all that glitters is gold.  Most people treasure their coveted relationships...

New Jersey Real Estate Transfer Fee

Jul 21, 2021 | Written by: Lori K. MacWilliam, Esq. |

Sellers of New Jersey real estate are sometimes surprised to find that they are responsible for the payment of a fee that is charged by all counties in the state at the time of the closing.  This...

How To “Win” In Your Divorce

Jul 20, 2021 | Written by: William J. Rudnik, Esq. |

Everyone wants to “win” in their divorce.  However, you could argue that no one ever truly “wins” in a divorce case.

Appellate Division Rejects Aguas Defense in Employment Harassment Case

Jul 20, 2021 | Written by: Kelly A. Lichtenstein, Esq. |

In a recent decision, McBride v. Foulke Management, 2021 WL 1977156 (App. Div. May 18, 2021), the Appellate Division further defined the limits of the affirmative defense available to employers under...

NJ Employment Laws Protect Job Applicants During Hiring Process

Jul 19, 2021 | Written by: Sharon M. Flynn, Esq. |

Job seekers in New Jersey are afforded the protection of federal and state employment laws that address issues such as wages, overtime compensation, and workplaces that are free of discrimination and...