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August 2013 Archives

High-profile case demonstrates alimony modification process

The controversy over alimony law in New Jersey has been ongoing for some time now as advocates for reform continue to argue that the state’s allowance of lifetime alimony is unfair. Lawmakers are being prompted to consider more restrictive legislation, while opponents to suggested reforms say that the current spousal support practices work just fine.

Human trafficking tackled by employment law

In New Jersey and throughout the U.S., labor laws afford us the civil rights to work in environments free of discrimination and sexual harassment, and to earn certain wages and take leaves of absence, among other things. In recent years, employment law has been a catalyst to protect human rights as well as civil rights.

Tips for dividing retirement assets during divorce

Retirement assets are a paramount concern for many people in New Jersey who are in the midst of a divorce. It has recently been reported that baby boomers are divorcing at increasing rates, and when people divorce in their fifties or later, the division of marital assets is likely to affect their retirement lifestyles. People

Tips for dividing retirement assets during divorce

Retirement assets are a paramount concern for many people in New Jersey who are in the midst of a divorce. It has recently been reported that baby boomers are divorcing at increasing rates, and when people divorce in their fifties or later, the division of marital assets is likely to affect their retirement lifestyles. People

Tough New Jersey job market may affect older workers

Last week, the Courier-Post reported that New Jersey’s job market sustained a loss of jobs in July. The net loss of 11,800 jobs marks the first time since the beginning of 2013 that the state has lost jobs. The findings are from a survey of employers and households that is designed to determine both the

Can sponsoring your spouse’s citizenship hurt you in divorce?

When your spouse or soon-to-be spouse is an immigrant to the United States, you are probably familiar with the I-864 affidavit. Many people sign this document as a vow to support the livelihood of their soon-to-be spouse. This assures the government that an immigrant will be provided for and not end up relying on government

New Jersey leaders hope to cure sick day rules in the state

What happens when an employee goes to work sick? First, sick employees are often unproductive. Worse, a sick employee puts other employees at risk of getting sick, too. Suddenly, one sick employee can turn into several sick employees, which can lead to substantially decreased productivity. With these negative consequences, why wouldn’t a sick employee just stay

Department of Labor seeks employment law app

Would you shop at a store here in Princeton if you knew its employees were cheated out of overtime pay? Would you eat at a restaurant if you were aware that its owner had been accused of sexually harassing servers? Would you bank with an institution that has a history of discriminating against disabled workers?

Should New Jersey’s civil union law change after DOMA?

The legal issues that affect same-sex couples are continuing to evolve. In June, when the U.S. Supreme Court ruled to overturn key elements of the Defense of Marriage Act, legal disputes erupted in many states. DOMA barred the federal government from recognizing same-sex marriages that were performed in states that permitted them. Although the Supreme

NJ trial judge OKs weight discrimination at Atlantic City casino

When a woman has a boyfriend or a husband who obsessively monitors her weight, her friends may worry. They might even see this man as the controlling partner he is and encourage her to kick him to the curb. But, if a woman’s employer is the one giving her grief about her weight, she can’t

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