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Understanding the New Jersey Family Leave Act

Understanding the New Jersey Family Leave Act

March 20th, 2017

As an employee in New Jersey, you are entitled to take time off of work to resolve issues related to your health or the health of a close family member. In addition, under a law enacted in 2008, you may be able to receive benefits while you are taking leave. Some basics about taking leave…(read more)

4 Common Lawsuits Your Business Should Know About

4 Common Lawsuits Your Business Should Know About

March 15th, 2017

Many business owners believe that they will never be the subject of a lawsuit. However, even if you are the most well-meaning owner who tries to be compliant with all laws, you can still find yourself facing legal action by another disgruntled party. Legal disputes can arise in many ways and can quickly escalate to…(read more)

Employer Responsibility in New Hire Safety Education

Employer Responsibility in New Hire Safety Education

March 7th, 2017

As an employer, hiring new employees can provide new opportunities for growth and add valuable talent to your team. Unfortunately, a new employee also needs to learn the ropes and as an employer, you have a responsibility to provide safety training. Failing to do so can increase the risk of accidents, potentially leading to workers’…(read more)

Estate Planning for a Blended Family

Estate Planning for a Blended Family

March 1st, 2017

Blended families are those in which one or both parties to a marriage have children from a previous marriage or relationship. While these situations are quite common in modern society, they nonetheless present certain estate planning issues of which people in blended families should be aware. Your Will May be Superseded by Certain Arrangements Many…(read more)

Did the President’s Dr. Break HIPAA Laws?

Did the President’s Dr. Break HIPAA Laws?

February 21st, 2017

Earlier this year, the New York Times reported that a physician that has treated the president for 36 years disclosed that Trump takes Propecia (finasteride), a drug used to treat prostate issues as well as male pattern baldness. Dr. Harold N. Bornstein of New York also stated that Trump was “healthy” and that his medical…(read more)

What is the “Commerce Clause?”

What is the “Commerce Clause?”

February 15th, 2017

When you think of laws that regulate your business, you may first think of New Jersey state laws. After all, the state has many regulations regarding business, employment, safety, and more that apply to companies of all types and sizes. However, the federal government also has laws that apply to businesses and Congress has the…(read more)

Ethical Principles Regarding Clinical Care and Social Media

Ethical Principles Regarding Clinical Care and Social Media

February 6th, 2017

An online presence can be an important part of any mental health professional’s practice, especially practitioners who work online as part of their practice. In addition, many mental health professionals have personal social media accounts of their own. There are numerous ethical rules and principles that can relate to online activity and it is important…(read more)

What the Multi-Party Joint Deposit Account Act Means for Your Estate

What the Multi-Party Joint Deposit Account Act Means for Your Estate

January 31st, 2017

If you have a bank account with one or more other people on the account, special rules and laws govern what happens in the event that one of the parties on the account dies. The issue with multi-party joint deposit accounts is that it must be determined if the funds in the account should go…(read more)

Starting a Business?

Starting a Business?

January 18th, 2017

What you Need to Know About the Prevailing Wage Act When you start a business, hiring employees is often a sign of growth and success. However, along with the benefits of having employees comes the need to comply with a significant number of laws related to employment on both the state and federal level. Employment…(read more)

Christie Plans to Keep NJ/PA Income Tax Agreement

Christie Plans to Keep NJ/PA Income Tax Agreement

January 3rd, 2017

Over 120,000 people who live in New Jersey commute across state lines into Pennsylvania for work each day. Furthermore, thousands of Pennsylvania residents work in New Jersey. To simplify tax matters for such commuters, the two states have had a long-standing agreement that residents must only file income tax returns in the state in which…(read more)