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What Do Open Judgeships Mean for Litigants?

By | August 16th, 2018|Categories: Employment Law News|

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 [...]

What Vacation Time Means to the Smaller Business

By | June 4th, 2018|Categories: Policies & Handbooks, Wage & Hour|

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 [...]

Aviation – Frank Steinberg Interviewed on Bedminster TFR

By | April 27th, 2018|Categories: Aviation & Space Law, Firm News|

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, [...]

Employers: Do Not Dock Workers’ Pay When They Take Short Breaks

By | February 26th, 2018|Categories: Wage & Hour|Tags: , , , , , |

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 [...]

Where’s My Dictionary?

By | February 25th, 2018|Categories: Just Interesting|

At the law firm where I held my first private sector job following my clerkship a partner told me that "we're in the vocabulary business."  This was fine with me, as I've always had a pretty good vocabulary thanks to excellent schooling and lots of reading.  Back in high school my siblings took to calling [...]

Managing Litigation Risk in the Smaller Business

By | February 22nd, 2018|Categories: Finding & Hiring an Employment Lawyer|

People who own and operate small firms are positioned to have among the most challenging yet fulfilling of all business enterprises.  However, experience teaches us that is that most businesses will be involved in at least one lawsuit, possibly as a plaintiff but more likely as a defendant. This is especially true in the area [...]

Sometimes Boilerplate in Contracts Really Makes a Difference

By | February 16th, 2018|Categories: Wage & Hour|Tags: , , |

Or The Eyes Of Texas Were Upon the Beauty Consultant from NJ How many contracts have you signed in the course of your business career?  Did any of them contain a choice of law provision?  You know, buried down somewhere toward the end where you always find the boilerplate provisions, where they put the stuff [...]

A Look Back and A Look Forward

By | February 14th, 2018|Categories: Firm News|

With 2017 behind us and 2018 off to a wintery start, let me tell you how truly grateful I am for the trust placed in us by our clients. Many times over the past year we have helped our clients navigate the often hazardous waters of employment law in New Jersey – and the airways [...]

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