Published on: December 12, 2017

EMPLOYERS IGNORE WAGE EXECUTIONS AT THEIR PERIL

The New Jersey Appellate Division recently issued an unpublished decision which should remind employers of the need to honor wage execution orders. In Renaissance Towers Condominium Association Inc. v. Davis, the plaintiff obtained a $30,000 money judgment and secured a wage execution order as well as a writ against defendant…

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Published on: November 30, 2017

DOMESTIC PARTNERSHIPS ≠ CIVIL UNIONS OR MARRIAGES FOR THE PURPOSES OF THE NEW JERSEY ESTATE TAX

In its recent decision, Rucksapol Jiwungkul, as Executor of the Estate of Maurice R. Connolly, Jr. v. Director, Division of Taxation, 450 N.J. Super. 257 (App. Div. 2017), the New Jersey Superior Court Appellate Division affirmed the holdings of the Tax Court, which sided with the Division of Taxation (“Division”)…

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Published on: November 3, 2017

The Limitations of Limited Liability

Most business owners understand the importance of limited liability protection. It is a simple concept.  Limited liability protection shields business owners from personal responsibility for their company’s debts and liabilities. Not all forms of companies offer this protection however.  Sole proprietorships and partnerships do not.  Corporations, limited liability companies, and…

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Published on: July 25, 2017

Another Revised Form I-9 Starting September 18, 2017

On July 17, 2017, the United States Citizenship and Immigration Services (“USCIS”) issued yet another revised Form I-9, Employment Eligibility Verification (“Form I-9”). USCIS recently issued a revised Form I-9 on November 14, 2016, which was required to be implemented by January 21, 2017 and attempted to make the form…

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Published on: July 6, 2017

New Jersey Appellate Division Revives Case Involving Police Discrimination of Transgender Man

Recently, the New Jersey Superior Court Appellate Division reversed and remanded a trial court decision that dismissed a transgender man’s complaint of public accommodation discrimination against a police department in violation of the New Jersey Law Against Discrimination (“LAD”), N.J.S.A. 10:5–1 to –49. The case, Holmes v. Jersey City Police…

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Published on: June 23, 2017

The Latest Plan from the U.S. Department of Labor: A Request for Information

On June 7, 2016, Alexander Acosta, the recently confirmed Unites States Secretary of Labor, announced that in the coming weeks the Department of Labor (DOL) plans to submit a request for information (RFI) on the overtime rule with regard to whether the salary threshold for overtime exemption should be raised…

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Published on: February 22, 2017

Managing After-Hours Communications of Hourly Employees

Employers are in a quandary today as the U.S. Department of Labor’s overtime regulatory changes are being litigated and Congress continues to discuss what may work better to achieve similar results. However, independent of what occurs with the Courts or Congress, there is something that every employer can do to…

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Published on: February 8, 2017

Department of Labor Goes After Employers Using Temps to Skirt Labor Laws

 One of the biggest shifts to take place in the work force in recent years has been the rise of the freelancer economy. More and more people are opting out of the traditional workforce and choosing instead to work as temps, contractors, and subcontractors so that they can maintain their…

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Published on: February 6, 2017

Philadelphia Prohibits Employers From Asking Applicants About Wage History

On January 23, 2017, Philadelphia Mayor Jim Kenney signed into law an amendment to the Philadelphia Fair Practices Ordinance that prohibits employers from asking job applicants about their wage history, requiring disclosure of wage history as a condition of employment, or retaliating against job applicants for failing to provide a…

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Published on: February 1, 2017

What Cases Are Handled by Municipal Courts

 When you think about having to go to court, you might assume that there’s just one location where legal activities happen, and that everything happens in the same couple of court rooms. In fact, the state of New Jersey runs their judicial system through a number of different courts, and…

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