I was injured at work, but have not reported the injury yet. How long do I have to report the injury? Under New Jersey Workers’ Compensation Law, an employee who was injured at work should file a report with their employer immediately or as soon thereafter as possible. The report can be written or verbal….

Not all children can be characterized as having a disability as defined by N.J.A.C. 6A:14-3.5(c) 1 through 14, making them eligible for special education. However, children who suffer from other disabilities may still be eligible to receive accommodations pursuant to Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, 29 U.S.C. §794. Section 504 provides services,…

On February 6, 2017, the Appellate Division of the New Jersey Superior Court reached a key decision in determining the specificity required in waiver provisions in employment contracts. The New Jersey appeals court reversed and remanded a $2 million attorneys’ fee award awarded to the employer, Heartland Payment Systems, Inc. In the matter, Noren v….

New Jersey children with disabilities and the parents of those children are afforded important rights in school that are not granted to children who do not have disabilities. The Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA) strives to “ensure that all children with disabilities have available to them a free appropriate public education that emphasizes special…

New Jersey is said to have one of the strictest anti-bullying laws in the country. In 2011, the State of New Jersey enacted N.J.S.A. 18A:37-13.1, also known as the Anti-Bullying Bill of Rights Act. The purpose of the law is to strengthen standards for New Jersey schools to protect and prevent harassment, intimidation, and bullying…

Construction Boomed on the Jersey Shore Following Hurricane Sandy Following Hurricane Sandy, New Jersey’s shore experienced an influx of contractors seeking to demolish, re-build, repair, and/or elevate damaged homes.   General contractors, subcontractors, designers, and suppliers targeted Sandy victims, some even relocating from out-of-state. Many established and reputable companies provided services to Sandy Victims, and homes…

It came in the mail. The dreaded jury summons. I had been called for jury duty at the Superior Court in Flemington. This was the third time in twenty years. Not a big deal. What came to mind were the comments about jury duty I have heard over the years from friends and clients. “Only…

Effective Immediately On March 1, 2015, the “Opportunity to Compete Act” took effect in New Jersey. This new law prohibits employers from inquiring about a job seeker’s criminal record until after the first interview. The law applies to entities doing business in New Jersey, and employing 15 or more employees over 20 calendar weeks. That…

On September 10, 2014, Governor Christie signed a bill (A845) that resulted in a major reform of the alimony laws in New Jersey. The biggest change under the new law is the elimination of a presumption that alimony should be permanent. The term “permanent alimony” has been replaced with “open durational alimony.” Under the prior…

On June 30, 2014, both Houses of the New Jersey Senate passed bill number A845/971/1649, which significantly changes the law on alimony in New Jersey. The bill has now been sent on to Governor Chris Christie for his approval and signature. Why Has the New Jersey Alimony Law Taken So Long to Pass? One of…