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Archive: 2022

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...

Can My Employment Discrimination Lawsuit Proceed Under the Continuing Violation Doctrine?

Mar 21, 2022 | Written by: Sharon M. Flynn, Esq. |

The statute of limitations for claims arising under the New Jersey Law Against Discrimination (LAD) is two years. However, a judicially created doctrine, known as the Continuing Violation Doctrine,...

New Federal Law Prohibits Mandatory Arbitration of Sexual Harassment Claims

Mar 15, 2022 | Written by: Noel A. Lesica, Esq. |

On March 3, 2022, President Biden signed into law the “Ending Forced Arbitration of Sexual Assault and Sexual Harassment Act of 2021,” which prohibits businesses from compelling their employees to...

NJ Supreme Court Confirms Employment-Related Settlement Agreements Can Be Redacted in Response to OPRA Requests

Mar 11, 2022 | Written by: Tara A. St. Angelo, Esq. |

The New Jersey Supreme Court recently clarified a public agency’s obligation to produce a settlement agreement resolving a personnel disciplinary action pursuant to the Open Public Records Act...

Can I Be Forced to Sell My Home to Satisfy a Divorce Agreement?

Mar 7, 2022 | Written by: Diana N. Fredericks, Esq. |

The recently unpublished case of W.S.H v. V.L.P. answers that question, affirmatively.  In the post-judgment (post-divorce) matter, the trial court ordered the ex-wife to sell her beach vacation home...

Appellate Division Finds Municipal Records Custodian Acted Reasonably in Conferring with IT Consultant on OPRA Request

Mar 2, 2022 | Written by: Tara A. St. Angelo, Esq. |

In McMorrow v. Borough of Englewood Cliffs, A-3192-19 (decided Feb. 25, 2022), the NJ Appellate Division confirmed a records custodian’s right to consult with professionals with regard to an Open...

Tax Court Requires Evidence of Assets and Liabilities to Justify Relaxing Tax Payment Requirement

Mar 2, 2022 | Written by: Tara A. St. Angelo, Esq. |

In Branchburg Hospitality LLC v. Twp. of Branchburg, Tax Court Docket No 11494-21 (Feb. 25, 2022), the Tax Court upheld the County Tax Board’s dismissal of a complaint where the taxpayer had failed...