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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)

Criminal History and Hiring Decisions

Criminal History and Hiring Decisions

November 7th, 2017

Your employees are the backbone of your business, and the strength of your team is elemental to the success of your company. Finding the right employees, as every employer knows, is one of the most complicated aspects of running a business. The issue of using job applicants’ criminal histories in making hiring decisions has been…(read more)

Clearing Up Contract Confusion

Clearing Up Contract Confusion

October 26th, 2017

Contracts instill trepidation in the hearts of many. They are notorious for being confusing, poorly or oddly worded, and seemingly unknowable. Never fear! Experienced legal counsel can clarify a contract’s terms and conditions, point out ambiguities and issues, and effectively guide you through the process of accepting, declining, or addressing a contract. Contracts are confusing;…(read more)

Who’s the Boss? You Are!

Who’s the Boss? You Are!

October 11th, 2017

When it comes to the American dream, entrepreneurship tops the list. Starting a successful small business, however, is far from a straight-forward process. America has 28 million small businesses (of under 500 employees), and most of these are run by individuals who employ no additional employees. People go into business for themselves for a variety…(read more)

What Is a Quiet Title Action

What Is a Quiet Title Action?

September 26th, 2017

A quiet title action can arise when real estate ownership is in dispute. Such actions can spring from survey description errors. Pre-twentieth century deeds were usually handwritten and they typically implemented a narrative description of the property in question. Such descriptions tend to be more like stories than like modern descriptions. For example, a deed…(read more)