Retaliation Against Whistleblowers (When doing good costs you your job) It is unlawful for an employer to retaliate against you If you complain about or object to illegal conduct of your employer. The principal New Jersey anti-whistle blowing law is the Conscientious Employee Protection Act, commonly called “CEPA.” CEPA prohibits an employer from taking [...]
Our last post explored the legal remedies available to independent sales representatives in New Jersey when a principal is reluctant to pay. But what happens when you're not independent, but a direct employee who works on commission? The Sales Representative Protection Act doesn't apply to you. The short answer is that you still have [...]
If you are an independent sales representative who works on commission, you know the feeling of vulnerability that comes with waiting for a commission check to arrive. How many times have you heard of reps whose commissions have not been paid or have been reduced because the principal terminated the contract or changed the [...]
The Sales Representatives Rights Act I come from a family of independent sales representatives, so this statute holds a special place in my heart. If you are an independent sales person who works on commission, you know the feeling of vulnerability that comes with waiting for a commission check from your principal. How [...]
Frank Steinberg has long been an advocate for general aviation airports and pilots in New Jersey and its environs. He was recently interviewed by the NY Times to discuss the burden on the aviation community that accompanies President Trump's repeated visits to Bedminster, NJ.
I was struck recently by two separate articles with a common theme. One details the fact that there will soon be five --- count 'em, five --- judicial vacancies on the federal court bench in New Jersey. That's five out of 17 authorized judgeships, nearly a 30% deficit. Want to guess how many candidates have [...]
It's hard to believe that June is already underway, summer is less than three weeks away, and with it comes hard core vacation time. Which brings to mind some seasonal considerations that businesses should have tidied up in advance to make coping with employee vacations seamless. First, employers in New Jersey are under no legal [...]
The FBI has asked us all to reboot our routers to help it combat the malware epidemic. See the article from NJ.com. This presumably applies to businesses as well as home routers. It's an easy way to help protect your confidential information. Or your customers'.
Frank Steinberg was interviewed in connection with the anticipated reinstatement of the Temporary Flight Restrictions over President Trump's golf course in Bedminster, NJ. Frank spoke in his capacities as pilot, aviation attorney, and President of the Mid-Atlantic Aviation Coalition. The TFR is in effect whenever the President is in Bedminster, approximately 40 days in 2017, [...]
We like to bring employers simple tips that can head off problems before they start. Here's one that comes from a recent decision from the U.S. Third Circuit Court of Appeals, which covers New Jersey, Pennsylvania, Delaware and (yes) the Virgin Islands. The tip is this: do not dock workers' pay for taking short rest [...]