Articles

Never Underestimate Your Opponent
January 3, 2017

  • “Never underestimate your opponent.” This is good advice, whether you’re playing golf, checkers, or suing someone. Letting your guard down because you assume the other side isn’t up to the task of beating you can be a recipe for disaster in the courtroom.

Whistleblower Protection in New Jersey: What Are Your Rights?
December 4, 2016

  • We represent employees who stand up against management, do the right thing, and are punished as a result.

No-Fault Divorce in New Jersey: What Does It Mean? How Does It Work?
November 14, 2016

  • A no-fault divorce means that no one needs to be blamed for the break-up of the relationship.

Sexual Harassment: What Is It? How Can You Prevent It? What Do You Do If You Become A Victim of It?
October 10, 2016

  • Employees have the right to work in an environment free from discriminatory intimidation, ridicule and insult whether based on sex, race, religion, or national origin.

Equitable Distribution in New Jersey Divorces
September 10, 2016

  • What gets divided is marital property. Each spouse should retain their own separate property.

Employment Discrimination Claims and Intent: What Do You Need to Prove?
August 22, 2016

  • Believing you’ve been discriminated against at work and proving it are two different things.

Child Support and Custody: What Are the NJ Rules of the Road?
August 4, 2016

  • Child support refers to money being used to provide for the needs of the child. Child custody comes in different types and is not nearly as straightforward.

ADA and FMLA: Two Public Policies in Search of Employee Fairness
July 25, 2016

  • Two federal laws that may help employees keep their jobs while coping with health problems are the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) and the Family Medical Leave Act (FMLA).

Is it Just Alimony or Is It All the Money?
July 15, 2016

  • Alimony is financial support so a party can continue his or her standard of living, the standard of economic life, paid in part by the other party.

NJ Employers May Not Cut Statutory Time Limits in State Anti-Discrimination Law
June 28, 2016

  • New Jersey’s anti-discrimination statute of limitations in employment law cases is two years from the date of an adverse employment action, such as being fired.

Prenuptial Agreements in New Jersey
June 24, 2016

  • A prenuptial Agreement is like an insurance policy. You buy insurance to protect yourself against possible losses due to an unplanned event.

21st Century Employment Law: What Happens When There IS No Daddy??
May 16, 2016

  • Modern employers following a new employment model as a way to regularly cut costs and improve the return on their investments.

New Jersey Supreme Court strengthens protections of whistleblower law
July 20, 2015

  • New Jersey's Supreme Court recently ruled in favor of extending the protections granted by the Conscientious Employee Protection Act (CEPA) to include "watchdog employees."

Surprisingly, religious discrimination has become a significant workplace problem
February 5, 2015

  • While complaints of religious discrimination make up only a small percentage of employment discrimination complaints, they are becoming more common.

New Jersey Supreme Court to hear case on timeframe to file employment lawsuit
January 6, 2015

  • Some New Jersey employers are attempting to limit the legal rights of employees by restricting the time under which the aggrieved employee has the right to file a lawsuit.

Alternative Dispute Resolution methods will resolve most family law issues
October 29, 2014

  • Families have a wide range of legal options when it comes to resolving conflicts through alternative dispute resolution.

Pregnant workers: Understand your rights in New Jersey
June 1, 2014

  • Pregnant workers are protected by a number of laws in the workplace. Learn about your rights and privileges.

U.S. Appeals Court Reinstates Employee’s Claims Under New Jersey Anti-Discrimination Law
April 15, 2014

  • The story of a New Jersey woman's successful fight against workplace sexual harassment and retaliation.

Sexual harassment and sexual orientation in the workplace
January 10, 2014

  • New Jersey has some of the oldest and strongest anti-discrimination laws in the country. Violations still occur, however.

New, From Willingboro Mall: Mediated Settlements Must Be in Writing
November 26, 2013

  • The Supreme Court has taken a strong stand against verbal settlements in mediation cases, indicating that mediated results must be recorded in writing.

Neither Fish Nor Fowl: The Future of Alimony in New Jersey
June 18, 2012

  • Alimony reform faces a number of complex challenges in New Jersey.

Collaborative Divorce
April 18, 2012

  • Collaborative divorce allows both spouses to avoid the traditional process and follow a less adversarial path.

No Age Discrimination In Termination Involving Sexually Explicit Emails
March 22, 2012

  • A court ruled that age discrimination did not come into play following the termination of four employees caught in an email scandal.

The Supreme Court of New Jersey accepts Hanan M. Isaacs’s “friend of the court” brief co-written with Amy Wechsler, Esq., and submitted on behalf of the Association of Family and Conciliation Courts – New Jersey Chapter (AFCC-NJ).
January 20, 2012

  • This brief supports a parenting coordinator's right to seek an award of reasonable fees and costs incurred while defending against a party's meritless ethics complaints.

Sexual Harassment: Not Something You Have To Accept In The Workplace
October 11, 2011

  • If you have been the victim of sexual harassment, protect your rights and freedom.

Supreme Court Okays Retaliation Suit By Close Relations Under Title VII
March 23, 2011

  • The U.S. Supreme Court reinstated a retaliation case brought by a woman whose fiancé was fired after she filed a discrimination claim.

Whistleblowing Remedies In New Jersey
February 1, 2011

  • If you have suffered retaliation after blowing the whistle on unsafe or illegal policies, it is important that you contact a skilled attorney.

Kingston Attorney Hanan M. Isaacs and Associate Attorney Amy Jensen present groundbreaking article, “ADR and New Jersey Child Removal Cases”, at NJ-ICLE Conference.
January 21, 2011

  • An exploration of alternative dispute resolution methods and their use in child relocation cases.

Hanan M. Isaacs Moderates NELA-NJ Continuing Legal Ed Program on “Employment Arbitration: Avoid the Pitfalls or Fail With Flair!!”
January 19, 2011

  • An in-depth discussion of employment law arbitration and the difficulties that attorneys and clients may encounter.

ADR and Removal Cases: Necessity Has Spawned an Invention
January 18, 2011

  • There are a number of important factors that need to be considered when pursuing ADR in child removal cases.

Workplace Bullying
November 1, 2010

  • Bullying is a common occurrence in the workplace. If you have been victimized, our law firm can help you put a stop to it.

Employee Misconduct Claims In New Jersey: Separating Fact From Fiction
September 1, 2010

  • If you have been unfairly accused of misconduct, you have the right to take action.

Limits On Employee Rights When Preparing For Litigation In New Jersey
April 1, 2010

  • Employees have a number of rights and protections under New Jersey law. However, these rights have limits.

NJAPM Comments on In Re Decision on CAA 47-2009
June 1, 2009

  • The New Jersey Association of Professional Mediators opinion on the use of trade names among law firms offering arbitration and mediation services.

Ethics Opinion Will Alter How Neutrals Operate at Mediation Centers
October 1, 2007

  • Neutral mediators must follow strict ethical guidelines during mediation sessions.

Lehr v. Afflitto and its Impact on Matrimonial and Mediation Practice
October 1, 2006

  • Lehr v. Afflitto shows that mediators must be thorough in their work, resolving every issue before concluding the process. - See more at: http://hananisaacs.com/Articles/#sthash.wlbICV8p.dpuf

Divorce Mediation in New Jersey: What Are the “Revised” Rules of the New Road?
November 1, 2005

  • Divorce mediation practices have changed over the years. It is important that your mediator keeps up with the ethical practices of the day.

The Uniform Mediation Act: Strengthening Mediation in New Jersey
December 27, 2004

  • The Uniform Mediation Act has been viewed as a strong leap forward for mediation law in New Jersey.

Lerner v. Laufer: The “Real” Meanings and Limits and a “Definitive” Waiver of Information Form
August 26, 2003

  • Parties are entitled to settle their cases with limited information. However, the parties, their mediator, and their lawyers must proceed with caution.

Divorcing Parties May Seek to Limit Their Lawyers’ Scope of Representation
August 4, 2003

  • When it comes to divorce representation, the divorcing parties' desire to proceed without full information trumps the lawyers' duty of zealous advocacy.

Divorce Mediation Update: What the Future Should Hold
June 2, 2003

  • Attorney Hanan Isaacs offers a road map for the future of divorce mediation.

Ethics for Mediation Professionals: What Are the Rules of the New Road?
June 1, 2001

  • When working with a mediation professional, it pays to ensure that your attorney is familiar with the most recent ethical and legal practices.

Fully Integrated MDP is Good for Lawyers
July 31, 2000

  • Attorney Hanan Isaacs discusses the merits and justifications of multidisciplinary practice in New Jersey.

Toward A Unified Field Theory: Multi-Disciplinary Practice and the Dispute Resolution Community
June 16, 2000

  • Attorney Hanan Isaacs discusses multidisciplinary practice as a tool for solving problems for clients.

Divorce Coaching, Client Counseling, and Mediation as Liability-Avoidance Tools
June 1, 1999

  • Those who are preparing to divorce must often face significant emotional and financial issues. Outside experts can be of great help in dealing with these complex issues.

Mediator-Bench Interactions in Court-Referred Civil and Family Part Matters
June 1, 1999

  • A list of thoughts and solutions from attorney Hanan Isaacs regarding the improvement of the mediation process.

Building a Successful Dispute Resolution Practice
January 1, 1997

  • Tips for attorneys seeking to build a practice focused on alternative dispute resolution.

The Future of Workplace ADR The Future of Dispute Resolution
September 1, 1996

  • Alternative dispute resolution has an interesting past and an exciting future in New Jersey.

Modern A.D.R. Practice: Navigating Between a Rock and a Hard Place
April 1, 1995

  • Attorney Hanan Isaacs analyzes federal and state case law to discuss some of the issues faced by ADR practitioners in employment law matters.

Mediation of Separation and Divorce Disputes
August 1, 1993

  • Attorney Hanan Isaacs discusses the divorce mediation process from the attorney's point of view.