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April 27, 2022New York Employers Must Notify Employees of Electronic Monitoring
On November 8th, 2021, New York Governor Kathy Hochul signed into law an amendment to the New York Civil Rights Law that requires employers with offices in New York to notify employees of any electronic monitoring.
April 18, 2022Trending Law Blog: A Communication Data Warrant or Wiretap Order – Which is needed for Law Enforcement to Obtain ESI from Facebook?
In a recent post by Trending Law Blog, Rob Nussbaum examines a new case which decided whether communication data wire warrants or wiretap orders had to be served by law enforcement officers to obtain prospective electronically stored information from Facebook users as part of an ongoing criminal investigation.
March 28, 2022New Jersey Employers Now Required to Notify Employees When Using Tracking Devices on Vehicles
On January 18, 2022, Gov. Murphy signed into law Assembly Bill NO. 3950 which requires private employers to provide written notice alerting employees of the use of tracking devices on employee operated vehicles.
March 22, 2022District of New Jersey Issues Updated COVID Safety Protocols
As part of the District of New Jersey’s continuing response to the ongoing public health emergency and in light of the current extent of the spread of COVID-19 in the state, on March 16, 2022, Chief Judge Freda L. Wolfson of the District of New Jersey issued Standing Order 2022-01, which updated the District’s COVID Safety Protocols.
March 8, 2022Trending Law Blog: Always Click the User Agreement Link!
In a post by Trending Law Blog, Rob Nussbaum discusses a recent case involving a New Jersey attorney who had his LinkedIn premium subscription revoked due to his excessive posting which violated LinkedIn's terms of service.
February 28, 2022Ending Forced Arbitration of Sexual Assault and Sexual Harassment Act of 2021
On February 10, 2022, Congress passed the Ending Forced Arbitration of Sexual Assault and Sexual Harassment Act of 2021 (the “Act”). President Biden has expressed support for the Act and is expected to sign it.
February 9, 2022Advance Notice of Proposed Rulemaking Issued by FinCEN for Potential New Real Estate Sector Reporting Requirements
On December 8, 2021, the Federal Crimes Enforcement Network (“FinCEN”) division of the United States Treasury published an Advance Notice of Proposed Rulemaking (“ANPRM”) (Anti-Money Laundering Regulations for Real Estate Transactions, 86 Fed. Reg. 69589, Dec. 8, 2021) seeking to solicit public comment on a potential rule designed to tighten reporting requirements imposed by the Bank Secrecy Act.
February 3, 2022New York Significantly Expands Protections for Whistleblowers
On January 26, 2022, the State of New York enacted new legislation which significantly expands whistleblower protections under Section 740 of the New York Labor Law. The amended law will now provide a broader scope of claims to be pursued against employers.
January 28, 2022The Impact of Bankruptcy on Your Collection Practice
You are attempting to collect a judgment for your client and your judgment-debtor files a bankruptcy petition. Now what? There are several steps you should take before and after a bankruptcy filing to protect your client’s interests and to maximize their recovery.
January 26, 2022District of New Jersey Reinstates In-Person Appearances effective February 1
As previously reported, in light of the spread of the Omicron strain of COVID-19 in New Jersey, on December 29, 2021, Chief Judge Freda L. Wolfson of the District of New Jersey issued Standing Order 2021-11, which temporarily suspended in-person court proceedings through January 31, 2022.