Our monthly newsletters address important issues related to family law, employment law, civil litigation and alternative dispute resolution. Each newsletter contains two blog posts – click the links to learn more.
Newsletters – Hanan M. Isaacs, P.C.
- April 2017
This year saw the overlap between Passover and Easter. This does not happen every year, because the Hebrew calendar is lunar while the Gregorian calendar is solar. When these holidays overlap, it always brings to mind the historical fact that Jesus’s last supper was a seder. The next time you look at Leonardo’s “Last Supper”, look for the little box of matzoh behind the bottle of Manischewitz wine. Read more here.
- March 2017
The calendar and weather tell us we are on the verge of a real spring. Is it possible to have a four-season climate in a time of global climate change?Let us know if we may be helpful to your friends, your family, or you. Our primary practice areas remain family law, employment law for workers, and general civil and criminal/municipal court advocacy. Read more here.
- January 2017
In honor of Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.’s birthday, here is a wonderful quote from a speech he gave in 1955 in Montgomery, Alabama, site of some of the most important civil rights breakthroughs in US history:“I want to say that in all of our actions, we must stick together. Unity is the great need of the hour, and if we are united we can get many of the things that we not only desire but which we justly deserve. And don’t let anybody frighten you.
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- December 2016
With Thanksgiving a recent and pleasant memory, our minds turn now towards the winter holidays: Hanukkah, Christmas, Kwanzaa, and New Year’s. This month’s e-Newsletter has an employment law blog on the topic of fighting sexual harassment in the workplace, and a family law blog on your rights and recording your child’s conversations with your ex-spouse. Read the rest here.
- November 2016
This is the Season of Thanks. We deeply appreciate our clients, colleagues, and friends who have contributed so much to our firm’s well-being this year and every year. In this edition of our Monthly e-Newsletter, we focus on two articles of interest to our blog readers: An employment law blog on the topic of rights regarding natural hair at work and a family law blog on what to do if you believe your spouse is hiding money during your divorce process. Read the rest here.
- October 2016
With October temperatures in the high 70’s, Halloween time here in New Jersey is closer to a Florida or San Diego experience. Some of us believe frost on the pumpkin would be a refreshing change of pace. We wonder if the weather gods are playing a trick, or if something more long term is in the air. Just sayin’. Click here to read the full newsletter and read two of our most popular blog posts, one each in employment law and family law, for your information and review.
- September 2016
Our office has returned to the thicket of client matters: family law assignments, employment law cases for workers, and general civil and criminal/municipal court matters. As always, if we can be of help to you — or to your family or co-workers or friends — please let us know. If we don’t handle something, we always know where to send you.
- August 2016
This month, our first post touches on divorced parents’ concerns regarding out of country travel with a minor child. The second post describes 12 jurisdictions that have passed laws prohibiting employers from using credit reports in employment decisions.
- July 2016
Below are two blog posts in the fields of family and employment law. The first touches on divorced parents’ budget concerns when raising teenagers and young adults. The second post describes a topic employers should read carefully that describes conversations to avoid at the office and work events to protect against actionable misunderstandings.
- June 2016
Below are two blog posts in the fields of employment law and family law. The first discusses how a Florida employee abused his company’s social media policy by posting pictures of himself at Busch Gardens and St. Martin to his Facebook page while on FMLA and approved extended leave. The second post describes a topic we have been following closely: 3 way parenting between biological parents and same sex couples. However, this particular NJ case involves artificial insemination and an extra-marital affair.
- May 2016
Below are two blog posts in the fields of employment law and family law. The first discusses a most controversial topic in employment law – transgender bathrooms. The second post describes how the courts consider children’s best interests when deciding parenting time and custody in a contested case.
- April 2016
Included in this month’s newsletter are two blogs focusing on family law and employment law. The first discusses custody and relocation issues in a three-parent custody agreement. The second post explains that employers are required to pay employees for short breaks, even those up to 20 minutes.
- March 2016
As spring arrives, we are thrilled by the songbirds that waken us, warmed by the gentle winds that blow, and inspired by signs of new life all about. May the pathways we each take this season be fulfilling, generous, and kind.
- February 2016
We have survived Snowmageddon 2016, and spring is right around the corner, so says Punxsutawney Phil, if you can believe a forecast by a PA groundhog.
- January 2016
Happy New Year! We hope your year is going well and you’re prepared for this weekend’s possible snowstorm. Please be safe and stay warm.
- October of 2015
Parting with Picasso: Contested personal property issues in NJ divorces. And Wal-Mart faces consequences for firing a man who took medical leave.
- September of 2015
Alimony, cohabitation, and retirement under New Jersey’s Alimony Reform Act. And, we’re all whistleblowers now.
- April 2015
Protect My Ass(ets) in a New Jersey Divorce? Here’s How; NJ workers with “invisible disabilities” deserve accommodation, too!!
- March 2015
Census says: Moms also fail to pay child support. Why Aren’t Our NJ Workers Better Protected from Workplace Bullying?
- February 2015
“How do I file for a NJ Divorce?”; Surprisingly, religious discrimination has become a significant workplace problem.
- January 2015
Retirement fund division during “Grey Divorce”; New Jersey Supreme Court to hear case if employer can include statute of limitations waiver provision in applications.
- December 2014
Establishing paternity in New Jersey; a discussion of your job protection rights under the Family Medical Leave Act.
- November 2014
Cooperating with your spouse during a difficult divorce; sexual harassment risks faced by women in the restaurant industry.
- October 2014
An investigation into the legal issues faced by divorcing seniors; a new bill expands whistleblower protections to New Jersey residents.
- September 2014
A recent family law decision by New Jersey Superior Court Judge Lawrence Jones; Pregnancy discrimination under state and federal law.
- July 2014
Dividing the property during divorce; a sexual harassment case brought by a co-founder of the dating app Tinder.
- May 2014
Religious freedom in the workplace; a case regarding law school and a father’s responsibility to pay his daughter’s tuition.
- April 2014
Dividing the martial debt following a divorce; a movement in New Jersey for equal parenting time.
- March 2014
A harassment case against AutoZone, that was accused of failing to protect an employee from a customer; a new pregnancy discrimination law in New Jersey.
- February 2014
Imprisonment as a punishment for failing to pay child support; a discussion of the Family Leave Act in New Jersey and a proposed federal law.
- January 2014
New Jersey raises its minimum wage; taking time off under FMLA to care for a sick member of your extended family.
- December 2013
An increasing number of New Jersey grandparents are raising their grandchildren; a religious discrimination suit in Little Falls.
- November 2013
Divorce and health insurance under the Affordable Care Act; terminating an employee for refusing a drug test.
- October 2013
The challenges and risks associated with a long-term separation; a “Sesame Street” actor is asked to pay palimony to an ex-girlfriend of 39 years.
- September 2013
A victory in court for two New Jersey corrections officers who were the victim of racial discrimination; attorney Hanan M. Isaacs’ nationally significant case against the FAA.