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  • June 11, 2024

    New Jersey Governor Amends Its Open Public Records Act

    On June 5, 2024, Governor Phil Murphy signed into law the first comprehensive reform to New Jersey’s Open Public Records Act (OPRA) since its passing in 2002. 

  • June 3, 2024

    The Saiber Construction Law Column: May 2024

    New Jersey’s version of The Uniform Enforcement of Foreign Judgments Act (“UEFJA”) permits “any judgment, decree, or order of a court of the United States or of any other court which is entitled to full faith and credit” to be filed with the Clerk of the Superior Court in New Jersey so judgments can be enforced in New Jersey.

  • May 28, 2024

    New Resolution and Recent Election Results Point to Continued Gaming Regulation in Dominican Republic

    On Monday, May 20th, Dominican Republic President Luis Abinader won his second term as president of the Caribbean island, according to preliminary polling results. Under President Abinader’s administration, the Dominican Republic saw increased regulatory efforts focused on strengthening the regulatory framework of their iGaming industry. 

  • May 23, 2024

    New Jersey Supreme Court Finds 2019 Amendments to the Wage Payment Law and Wage and Hour Law are Not Retroactive

    In a recent unanimous decision by the New Jersey Supreme Court in Christopher Maia v. IEW Construction Group, the seven-judge panel reversed the prior judgment of the Appellate Division and held that the August 6, 2019 amendments to the Wage Payment Law (“WPL”) and the Wage and Hour Law (“WHL”) in L. 2019, c. 212 (“Chapter 212”) do not apply retroactively to conduct that preceded August 6, 2019.

  • May 20, 2024

    New Jersey Supreme Court Holds That Non-Disparagement Provisions Seeking to Preclude Discussion About Claims of Discrimination, Retaliation, or Harassment Are Unenforceable

    In a recent unanimous decision, the New Jersey Supreme Court held that non-disparagement provisions in settlement agreements or employment agreements are against public policy and unenforceable if they seek to bar speech relating claims of discrimination, retaliation, or harassment.

  • May 7, 2024

    The Saiber Construction Law Column: April 2024

    As set forth on its website, the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (“OSHA”) was created in 1970 “to ensure safe and healthful working conditions for workers by setting and enforcing standards and by providing training, outreach, education and assistance.” OSHA is part of the United States Department of Labor.

  • April 23, 2024

    FTC Issues Final Rule Banning Most Non-Competes In The Employer/Employee Context

    Following an Open Commission Meeting on April 23, 2024, the FTC issued a Final Rule rendering most non-compete agreements in the employer/employee context unenforceable.  The Final Rule applies nationwide, to all employers that are organized for-profit.  

  • April 17, 2024

    The Saiber Construction Law Column: March 2024

    Many construction companies, landscaping businesses and even homeowners hire “day laborers” – people, often immigrants, employed on a temporary basis. These workers are often found outside home improvement stores, through temporary agencies or at designated locations in a town. While it is not illegal per se to hire day laborers and there could be benefits to hiring them, contractors should consider the serious potential risks of hiring day laborers, particularly if those who hire day laborers are paying these workers in cash.

  • April 15, 2024

    Take 10 Minutes to Think About These Estate Planning Essentials

    In a recent article by New Jersey Law Journal's 2024 Trusts & Estates and Wealth Management Special Section, Mary Joan Kennedy discusses why it is important for every adult to periodically take 10 minutes to address their estate planning essentials.

  • April 9, 2024

    Trending Law Blog: Appellate Division Upholds Termination of Employee Based on Her Facebook Posts

    In a recent article by Trending Law Blog, Rob Nussbaum discusses a decision issued by the New Jersey Appellate Division that upheld the termination of employment of a woman based on public posts and comments she made on Facebook during the protests of police violence following the murder of George Floyd.

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