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Business Litigation: A Look at Damages

Business Litigation: A Look at Damages

May 24th, 2017

Business litigation refers to a legal case in which a party brings a claim alleging that another party caused them business harm. A counterclaim alleging that the charged party was caused harm by the charging party can also occur. At the case’s close, the judge or jury will determine if the charging party has indeed…(read more)

Considerations for Hiring Seasonal Employees

Considerations for Hiring Seasonal Employees

May 16th, 2017

As a New Jersey small business owner, you’re obliged to cover your employees with worker’s compensation – in case they are injured on the job. In New Jersey, however, an individual employee’s status can play an important role in their worker’s compensation rights. In fact, seasonal employees – including summertime beach workers, holiday-based employees, and…(read more)

NJ Emancipation Statute

Amendment to NJ Emancipation Statute

May 10th, 2017

What It Means for Child Support A new New Jersey emancipation statute took effect on February 1, 2017 that applies to all child support orders issued prior to or after that effective date. This emancipation statute has the potential to dramatically affect when and how your child-support order will terminate. Payor-Friendly Changes This new emancipation…(read more)

What Is a Series LLC

What Is a Series LLC?

May 2nd, 2017

A Series LLC is a limited liability company that functions as an executive LLC in charge of a group of sub-companies, which each act as independent LLCs. In fact, there are several instances in which adopting Series LLC status is preferable to the more traditional LLC status. There are, however, supplementary requirements that can make…(read more)

Understanding Commercial Leases

Understanding Commercial Leases

April 27th, 2017

Commercial leases are vital to businesses and their owners who require a brick-and-mortar location. Obtaining a lease for the right space in the right part of town can contribute substantially to the success of a business. However, commercial leases are complex legal contracts that can have confusing language, and too many people sign a commercial…(read more)

Estate Planning is for People of All Ages

Estate Planning is for People of All Ages

April 18th, 2017

When you think of estate planning, you likely think of older adults planning how their property will be distributed to their spouse, children, and grandchildren. You likely do not think of a recent high school graduate who is heading off to college in the fall. However, estate planning can benefit anyone over the age of…(read more)

Social Work in a Digital Age

Social Work in a Digital Age

April 17th, 2017

Strategies for Effective and Ethical Practice –  A Workshop Presented by Attorney David C. Barry Partner David C. Barry will be presenting a workshop on Sunday, April 30, 2017 at NASW-NJ’s Convention at the Borgata Hotel in Atlantic City, New Jersey. The workshop is titled “Social Work in a Digital Age: Strategies for Effective and…(read more)

New EEOC Guidelines for National Origin Discrimination

New EEOC Guidelines for National Origin Discrimination

April 12th, 2017

When you think about unlawful employment discrimination, you likely first think of race, sex, or religion. While these factors are involved in many discrimination cases, Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 also prohibits discrimination on additional factors, and one of those is national origin. The Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) recently issued…(read more)

What Could the New Overtime Rule Mean for Your Business

What Could the New Overtime Rule Mean for Your Business?

April 4th, 2017

Last year, it seemed as if a new overtime rule would go into effect on December 1st that would expand overtime rates to millions of employees throughout the United States. The federal Department of Labor (DOL) sought to amend the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) to increase the threshold for automatic overtime rights from $455…(read more)

Wills and Trusts Go Hand in Hand

Wills and Trusts Go Hand in Hand

March 29th, 2017

With the variety of estate planning options available to New Jersey residents, it is no wonder that there is a significant amount of confusion regarding how to best plan for the future. Between wills, trusts, beneficiary deeds, and other estate planning tools, there are myriad ways to ensure that your property is transferred according to…(read more)