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How Not to Hire a Lawyer

By | November 6th, 2015|Categories: Uncategorized|Tags: |

This article on "Those Stupid Superlative Lawyer Lists" warmed the cockles of my little heart on this gray Friday morning in suburban central New Jersey.  It's a subject about which I have ranted a bit at cocktail parties.  Read the article, which is written from the perspective of a legal marketing consultant, and think about [...]

Is a Company Like a Family?

By | October 27th, 2015|Categories: Uncategorized|

Do employers and employees lie to each other about their relationship?  According to this article from The Independent, Reid Hoffman, co-founder of LinkedIn, thinks so.  The problem?  Employers want to be able to ditch employees at any time while saying that their company is a "family," and employees are continually looking to move to greener [...]

Your Goodness or Badness May Affect Whether You Keep Your Pay

By | October 15th, 2015|Categories: Uncategorized|Tags: |

Sometimes it happens that an employee turns on his employer and bites the hand that feeds him.  This can involve going into competition with the employer, theft, or engaging in other kinds of underhanded conduct.  Kaye v. Rosefielde, recently decided by the NJ Supreme Court, just took us into new territory in breach of loyalty [...]

You Can’t Have It Both Ways – If Your Handbook Says It’s not a Contract, Then It’s Not (Even When You Want It to Be)

By | October 9th, 2015|Categories: Uncategorized|

We've all seen it.  The PROMINENTLY PLACED, bold-faced, italicized and sometimes underlined EMPLOYEE HANDBOOK DISCLAIMER.  It says to the employee, in far more words, "(1) you are an employee at will and (2) nothing in this Handbook may be construed to create a contract between us."  That pretty much captures the spirit of most handbooks, [...]

Settling FLSA Cases Just Got a Little Harder

By | August 28th, 2015|Categories: Wage & Hour|Tags: |

Most cases, when they settle, contain a provision that the plaintiff's complaint will be dismissed "with prejudice."  "With prejudice" is legal shorthand for saying that those claims can never be raised again. Once they're gone, they're gone for good.  Why defendants want this is understandable.  In exchange for money, they believe that they are buying [...]

Today Is National Aviation Day

By | August 19th, 2015|Categories: Just Interesting|Tags: |

As a pilot and aviation advocate, this is something that I should have known but didn't until I ran across this article on CNN.com.   No country has a richer aviation history than the United States, and nowhere else does aviation make more of an economic contribution. Today would be perfect to take a ride [...]

Frank Steinberg Elected Director of Lawyer Pilots Bar Ass’n

By | August 4th, 2015|Categories: Firm News|Tags: |

Frank Steinberg has been elected a director of the Lawyer Pilots Bar Association. LPBA is an international, non-profit bar association whose members are pilots or simply have an interest in aviation.  LPBA is guided by the principles of aviation safety, the just administration of law, and continuing legal education. Frank is a commercial pilot with [...]

Massachusetts Considers Whether to Keep Non-Competes – NJ Should Follow Suit

By | July 7th, 2015|Categories: Uncategorized|Tags: |

Massachusetts is thinking about non-compete agreements, per this post from Employment Matters. Whether non-competes should be permitted at all, or whether their scope should be cut back, is an emerging policy issue.  In Massachusetts the debate seems to be developing along a new versus old economy fault line.  The newer companies, where tomorrow's growth will [...]

May Is Now Officially NJ General Aviation Appreciation Month

By | July 2nd, 2015|Categories: Uncategorized|Tags: |

This is off-topic, but a subject near to my heart. I'm a pilot.  Have been for decades, and flying airplanes is among my very favorite things.  I'm a general aviation pilot, "general aviation" being defined as everything that flies with a pilot on board that isn't airline or military. In NJ the small, usually family-owned [...]

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