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Insurance and Ethical Complaints

March 20th, 2019

It’s important for everyone to know that insurance companies are not equipped to give legal advice. Insurance companies provide coverage to customers that helps cover expenses in the event of a malpractice claim.  In the event that you an ethical complaint is lodged against you, you receive a subpoena or are contemplating a self-reported ethical violation…(read more)

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Criminal Arrests Can Impact your Professional License, Whose Counsel Do You Need?

March 6th, 2019

An arrest and possible conviction for a crime can inflict serious damage to a career. In this era of unprecedented access to public information, professionals need to be aware of how even minor criminal issues can hurt future prospects. This is important for mental health professionals and other service providers because their reputation has a…(read more)

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What Makes Small Business Agreements Different?

February 18th, 2019

)Businesses often draft and sign a staggering number of contracts to keep their day-to-day business functions covered. This includes contracts with customers, partners, and others with which they conduct business. Sometimes these are very simple, while other times they are quite complex. Small business attorneys are there to help you with these more complex agreements….(read more)

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Are You the Executor of an Estate? Read This.

February 2nd, 2018

Recently, the New Jersey Probate Statute made several significant revisions to those provisions that govern the administration of New Jersey estates and trusts. These revisions affect the duty of executors of probate estate administration and are worth noting if you are the executor of a New Jersey estate. Being tasked with this tremendous responsibility can…(read more)

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Is Anti-Harassment Training Effective in the Workplace?

January 26th, 2018

Anti-harassment training is getting quite a bit of press lately (for obvious reasons), but such training isn’t backed up with a heck of a lot of data confirming its efficacy. While anti-harassment training seems like an obvious answer for today’s troubling harassment trend, a recent Mother Jones article finds that such training too often focus…(read more)

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What Could the “Workflex in the 21st Century Act” Mean for You?

January 19th, 2018

There’s a new bill in town, and it’s called the Workflex in the 21st Century Act. The Society for Human Resources Management heralds the bill as one that uniquely combines increased flexibility related to work arrangements with guaranteed paid leave. These are early days, and for now, this is just a bill – but a…(read more)

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At-Will Employment in New Jersey

January 12th, 2018

New Jersey’s at-will employment doctrine mandates that, if an employee doesn’t have a specific employment contract, that employee can be fired without warning or just cause. This means that employers can fire their employees for any reason – or for no reason at all. There are, however, some important exceptions to this sweeping rule regarding…(read more)

The Stored Communication Act and Your Business

The Stored Communication Act and Your Business

December 20th, 2017

Good employees are the backbone when it comes to running a successful business. If you’ve been in business for any amount of time, however, you’ve probably lost an employee or two to a competitor. It’s not pretty, but it’s a business thing and does happens. Presumably, you have a non-solicitation agreement in place that protects…(read more)

Changes to Federal Overtime Rules are Still Taking Shape

Changes to Federal Overtime Rules are Still Taking Shape

December 5th, 2017

The U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) had finalized a proposed rule for refreshing the existing federal overtime rules under the Fair Labor Standards Act. The proposed changes that were set to go into effect in December of 2016, however, were challenged and then stalled in court. With the new presidential administration, the DOL has scrapped…(read more)

When HIPAA Inhibits

When HIPAA Inhibits

November 22nd, 2017

The Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act of 1996 (HIPAA) was enacted to protect our personal rights to health information privacy. Only you or a designated recipient is authorized to obtain your health records. HIPAA enacts important privacy measures that matter, but it can also throw out roadblocks for court-appointed Guardians and designated Agents of…(read more)