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.
May this Season of Lights and New Life bring you happiness, peace, and joy. We wish you the best on the Holiday Season and the coming New Year.
Read on for articles about employment and family law:
1. The first article explains a no-fault divorce in NJ and the process for ending a marriage under same. Read it here
2. The second article discusses whistleblower rights and what actions are protected if an employer or someone of authority retaliates against an employee who blows the whistle on unlawful behavior. Read more
We publish this issue at the best time of the year, where Thanksgiving meets the most sacred holidays in the calendar, followed immediately by a New Year’s celebration.
Below are two articles in the fields of family and employment law:
1. The first article discusses the impact your divorce may have on your timeshare/vacation property. Read it here
2. The second article discusses workplace scandals in both the private and public sectors. Read more
It is Friday the 13th, meaningless to some, but frighteningly real to triskaidekaphobes, who are worried about a certain number, whether or not it occurs on a Friday.
Below are two articles in the fields of family and employment law.
1. The first article discusses one’s ability to sue their spouse for emotional abuse and defamation. Read the rest here
2. The second article discusses a number of lawful reasons why your employer may fire you. Read more
After a bruising end of summer, which the northeast fortunately dodged, we look forward to a radiant and colorful fall, a season of high activity along with beauty and relaxation on the weekends.
We wish you the best in this wondrous fall season that awaits. Take some time to read the two featured articles below:
1. The first case discusses what gets divided is marital property. During a marriage both party’s income and wealth are usually joined together and they obtain property…read the rest here
2. The second one discusses discrimination in the workplace. Are you affected? Read the rest here.
This summer’s weather has been unique and wonderful: bright sunny days interspersed with copious rainfall. We’re featuring two of our latest blogs this month.
1. The first case discusses no-fault divorce and what that means for the parties getting divorced. Read more here.
2. The second one discusses sexual harassment and what you can do to prevent it in your workplace. Read more here.
We’re halfway through this wet and warm summer. We hope you all are continuing to enjoy your summer, relaxing, and taking some deserved time for yourself. Our latest newsletter highlights two recent posts.
1. The first one discusses a frequently asked question when it comes to divorce and your marital home – can a party sell a marital home without the other party’s consent before the divorce is finalized? Read more here.
2. The second one is an interesting topic regarding FMLA rights. Read more here.
We welcome the arrival of summer, season of relaxation and recreation out of doors. We list two cases in the fields of family and employment law. The first case discusses who makes major medical decisions for children of divorced parents in New Jersey. In the second case, the Third Circuit US Court of Appeals gives valuable advice to NJ employees regarding non-compete clauses Read more here.
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.
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.
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. Read the rest here.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Parting with Picasso: Contested personal property issues in NJ divorces. And Wal-Mart faces consequences for firing a man who took medical leave.
Alimony, cohabitation, and retirement under New Jersey’s Alimony Reform Act. And, we’re all whistleblowers now.
Protect My Ass(ets) in a New Jersey Divorce? Here’s How; NJ workers with “invisible disabilities” deserve accommodation, too!!
Census says: Moms also fail to pay child support. Why Aren’t Our NJ Workers Better Protected from Workplace Bullying?
“How do I file for a NJ Divorce?”; Surprisingly, religious discrimination has become a significant workplace problem.
Retirement fund division during “Grey Divorce”; New Jersey Supreme Court to hear case if employer can include statute of limitations waiver provision in applications.
Establishing paternity in New Jersey; a discussion of your job protection rights under the Family Medical Leave Act.
Cooperating with your spouse during a difficult divorce; sexual harassment risks faced by women in the restaurant industry.
An investigation into the legal issues faced by divorcing seniors; a new bill expands whistleblower protections to New Jersey residents.
A recent family law decision by New Jersey Superior Court Judge Lawrence Jones; Pregnancy discrimination under state and federal law.
Dividing the property during divorce; a sexual harassment case brought by a co-founder of the dating app Tinder.
Religious freedom in the workplace; a case regarding law school and a father’s responsibility to pay his daughter’s tuition.
Dividing the martial debt following a divorce; a movement in New Jersey for equal parenting time.
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.
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.
New Jersey raises its minimum wage; taking time off under FMLA to care for a sick member of your extended family.
An increasing number of New Jersey grandparents are raising their grandchildren; a religious discrimination suit in Little Falls.
Divorce and health insurance under the Affordable Care Act; terminating an employee for refusing a drug test.
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.
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.