Small Business Owners Need to Be Aware of these Employment Laws

Owning and operating your own small business is no easy task. There are a lot of things you will need to consider, and laws and guidelines you’ll need to follow. If you don’t understand these laws and fail to implement them properly, you could be putting yourself at risk for legal battles. The best way […]

The Benefits of Mediation Within the Workplace

Are you looking to resolve a workplace dispute?  While litigation is effective and can help you achieve the desired outcome, battling your case in court can be costly, time-consuming, and emotionally draining. The good news is that there are other alternatives to litigation. Mediation is a great way to resolve an employment matter quickly and […]

Employee Verses Independent Contractor

Now more than ever before, people are working from home or remotely as independent contractors. With the growing gig economy, some companies prefer hiring independent contractors over regular employees. This is because employers don’t have to pay minimum wage, employee benefits, payroll taxes, PTO and a host of other items. From an outside perspective, there […]

Wrongful Termination in New Jersey

If you have been fired from your job for reasons that you believe may be unethical or unlawful, or you are an employer who has been accused of wrongful termination, it is important to understand the bases under which a wrongful termination claim can be made. Below we will discuss what constitutes wrongful termination and […]

Expectations of a Breach of Contract Lawsuit

A breach of contract refers to a violation of the terms of an agreement made between two parties. When one side fails to live up to the terms of the contract or interferes with the ability of the other side to fulfill its obligations, a breach can arise. When a breach of contract happens, the […]

How Do You Know When it’s Time to Hire a Business Attorney?

Knowing when it is the right time to hire an attorney can be challenging when you are a business owner. When you are focused on using your available resources to drive attention, sales, and revenue, you may come to convince yourself that hiring a business attorney is unnecessary, or even unaffordable. So how do you […]

Your Guide to Break and Overtime Laws

The New Jersey Wage and Hour Law (NJWHL) and the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) govern New Jersey’s laws regarding wage rates employers must pay employees and the hours of work, including overtime. The wage and hour laws cover issues such as minimum wage, overtime, child labor, and breaks. New Jersey Break Laws Both the […]

How New Jersey’s Recreational Cannabis Legalization Affects Employers

On February 22, 2021 New Jersey Governor Phil Murphy signed legislation legalizing and regulating marijuana (cannabis) use and possession. The law, called “New Jersey Cannabis Regulatory, Enforcement Assistance, and Marketplace Modernization Act” (NJCREAMMA), contains employment-related regulations, which employers must take into account in drafting hiring and workplace practices. For example: Drug Testing: Employers can require […]

Benefits of Mediation in Labor & Employment Law Cases

female mediator leading a mediation between two parties involved in an employment law dispute

Mediation is a form of alternate dispute resolution where a neutral third party, the mediator, assists the parties in discussing and resolving their dispute. The mediator does not decide on a resolution for the parties but instead helps the parties reach an agreement and resolution that is mutually beneficial and acceptable. Benefits of Mediation Settling […]

Congress has passed new legislation in a bill of approximately 5,593 pages

Congress has passed new legislation in a bill of approximately 5,593 pages!!! If you received PPP loans, the new law is well received as the expenses paid with the PPP loans WILL be a deductible expense. Here is a quick summary of the features of the law that I believe will be most important to […]