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NJ Law About Employment & Settlement Agreements Changes

By |2019-03-29T18:55:16+00:00March 29th, 2019|Categories: Gender Discrimination & Sexual Harassment, Law Against Discrimination (LAD)|

A new law has been enacted that affects employment contracts, and settlement agreements that resolve discrimination, retaliation, and harassment claims.  Employers like to include confidentiality provisions in these agreements to avoid the adverse publicity should the agreements be made public.  That can no longer be done.  S-121, recently signed into law, makes this kind of [...]

Retaliation Against Whistleblowers (When doing good costs you your job)

By |2019-02-20T19:59:13+00:00February 20th, 2019|Categories: CEPA/Whistleblower|

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 [...]

More NJ Sales Representatives Getting Commissions

By |2019-02-20T19:51:24+00:00February 1st, 2019|Categories: Wage & Hour|

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 [...]

Help for New Jersey Independent Sales Reps Getting Paid

By |2019-01-29T22:36:53+00:00January 29th, 2019|Categories: Wage & Hour|

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 [...]

For Independent Sales Representatives

By |2019-01-25T02:58:26+00:00January 25th, 2019|Categories: Wage & Hour|

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 [...]

What Do Open Judgeships Mean for Litigants?

By |2018-08-16T15:34:08+00:00August 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 |2019-01-25T02:30:18+00:00June 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 |2018-04-27T14:39:25+00:00April 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, [...]

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