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Archive: 2022

Distinguishing Unprofessional Behavior from Discriminatory Behavior that Violates the NJ Law Against Discrimination

May 24, 2022 | Written by: Noel A. Lesica, Esq. |

Workplace behavior by bartenders was the subject of an interesting unpublished NJ Appellate Division decision last month.  In Bouziotis v. Iron Bar, LLC and Darrell Remlinger, A-27028-20 (App. Div....

Employers, Teens, and Parents/Guardians: Be Aware of Child Labor Laws as Summer Approaches

May 13, 2022 | Written by: Sharon M. Flynn, Esq. |

As the last days of school approach and the summer months draw nearer, many teenagers will be returning to the work force.  New Jersey takes the safety and protection of its minors who work these...

Recent Updates in NJ Family Law

May 12, 2022 | Written by: Diana N. Fredericks, Esq. |

It is important to keep abreast of the new issues and decisions that affect family law in the state of New Jersey on an almost daily basis.  The following three recent updates are noteworthy and...

Are NJ Employers Required to Provide Meal or Rest Breaks?

Apr 27, 2022 | Written by: Sharon M. Flynn, Esq. |

You may be surprised to learn that New Jersey does not require its employers to provide most workers with breaks for meals or rest, except for paid meal breaks for minor employees under the age of...

Affidavit of Merit Not Needed for Vicarious Liability Claims Involving Unlicensed Employees

Apr 20, 2022 | Written by: Jacob A. Papay, Jr., Esq. |

Lawsuits for injuries, wrongful death, and property damages caused by the malpractice or negligence of licensed professionals or professional entities require an Affidavit of Merit from a licensed...

Students Suffering from Depression May Be Entitled to Reasonable Accommodation for Their Disability

Apr 19, 2022 | Written by: Noel A. Lesica, Esq. |

As we emerge from a global pandemic that prompted unprecedented levels of social isolation, stories about young people suffering from anxiety and clinical depression abound.  It is not uncommon to...

NJ Courts Uphold the Use of Video Conferencing Software for Public Meetings

Apr 18, 2022 | Written by: Tara A. St. Angelo, Esq. |

In two recent cases, New Jersey courts have validated municipalities’ use of video conferencing software to conduct remote meetings in compliance with the Open Public Meetings Act (“OPMA”)....

NJ Supreme Court Requires Release of Police Internal Affairs Records in Certain Circumstances

Apr 13, 2022 | Written by: Tara A. St. Angelo, Esq. |

In Rivera v. Union County Prosecutor’s Office (March 14, 2022), the New Jersey Supreme Court held that police internal affairs records may be subject to public access in certain circumstances under...

What is UIFSA, and How Does One Assert Jurisdiction Over a Nonresident for Paternity Testing?

Apr 13, 2022 | Written by: Diana N. Fredericks, Esq. |

The Uniform Interstate Family Support Act (UIFSA) is a federal statute that provides uniform guidance to judges reviewing applications to modify or enforce child or spousal support orders originally...

Bill Proposes to Establish NJ Board of Home Improvement and Home Elevation Contractors

Mar 23, 2022 | Written by: Jacob A. Papay, Jr., Esq. |

On February 7, 2022, New Jersey Assemblymen Moriarty and Mukherji introduced A2138, a proposed bill to establish the NJ Board of Home Improvement and Home Elevation Contractors, a professional...