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  • 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.

  • April 2, 2024

    New Jersey Cannabis Counsel: New Jersey Appellate Panel Confirms Towns Right to Regulate Cannabis Licenses

    In a post by New Jersey Cannabis Counsel, Justin Calta and Michael Grohs highlight a recent decision by the New Jersey Appellate Division that affirmed a trial court’s ruling which allowed a town to deny a retail cannabis business to operate, determining that the municipality has the discretion to decide the necessary requirements for any cannabis retail businesses, and which cannabis retail businesses it chooses to support.

  • March 29, 2024

    New Jersey Bill Aims to Broaden Standard for Harassment Claims & Require Written Workplace Policies and Employee Training

    On January 9, 2024, a new bill was introduced to the Assembly Labor Committee in the New Jersey Legislature (Bill A2443) that may have the effect of lowering the standard for a claim of unlawful harassment.  The Bill’s stated purpose is “to affirm that the right to be free from discrimination in employment, housing, business relationships, and places of public accommodation … based on any characteristic protected by the ‘Law Against Discrimination.’” However, the Bill broadens the scope of workplace misconduct that may be considered "severe or pervasive".   More specifically, the Bill provides, in part, that a single incident may be sufficiently “severe and pervasive”, there is no requirement for physical contact, and offensive language, sexual in nature or otherwise, may be sufficient to support a claim for unlawful harassment.

  • March 26, 2024

    With Updated Interpretation in Zezas Ruling, The Times They Are A-Changin’

    In 1964, Bob Dylan told us:

         Come writers and critics
         Who prophesize with your pen
         And keep your eyes wide
         The chance won’t come again
         And don’t speak too soon
         For the wheel’s still in spin
         And there’s no tellin’ who
         That it’s namin’
         For the loser now
         Will be later to win
         For the times they are a-changin’

  • March 18, 2024

    Trending Law Blog: The Supreme Court Addresses When Public Officials Can Block Social Media Followers

    In a recent post by Trending Law Blog, Rob Nussbaum discusses two recent cases decided by the Supreme Court of the United States which each involved the constitutionality of public officials blocking social media followers and delete their comments.

  • March 8, 2024

    The Saiber Construction Law Column: February 2024

    In the April 2023 OnSite issue, the Saiber Construction Law Column discussed a 2022 case in which the Supreme Court of Maryland held that a party who hires an independent contractor is generally not liable to an employee of that contractor for injuries caused by the contractor’s negligence in performing the work for which it was hired. A similar issue was recently addressed by the United States District Court for the District of New Jersey.

  • February 16, 2024

    New Jersey Senate Passes Bill to Bar Discrimination Based on Height and Weight

    If Signed into Law, New Jersey Will Become the Second State to Ban Discrimination Based on Height & Weight, Behind Michigan

  • February 6, 2024

    New Jersey Cannabis Counsel: New Jersey Approved Cannabis Consumption Lounges

    In a recent post by New Jersey Cannabis Counsel, Mike Grohs and Justin Calta highlight the decision by the New Jersey Cannabis Regulatory Commission (NJ-CRC) to approve regulations for cannabis consumption lounges. 

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