New Jersey Law

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Is a Volunteer Firefighter an Employee Entitled to the Protections of the Conscientious Employee Protection Act (CEPA)?

Volunteers Are Not Protected by CEPA

The Plaintiff, a volunteer firefighter, appealed the Court’s decision granting summary judgment dismissing his claims against the Colts Neck Volunteer Fire Co.. Plaintiff claimed that he had a valid cause of action under the…


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Public Entity Achieves Favorable OPRA Ruling

In a case of first impression in New Jersey, the Court decided that the plaintiff was not entitled to attorneys’ fees where the plaintiff had failed to advise a public entity before filing suit that their response to OPRA (Open…

CATEGORIES: Municipal Law

Sexual Harassment or Unbecoming Conduct: NJ Supreme Court Reverses Arbitrator

In a decision sure to reverberate around the State, a unanimous New Jersey Supreme Court reversed an arbitrator’s scant 120-day suspension of a teacher who used District- provided technology to send and receive nude photographs and engage in conduct toward…


Stretching Retirement Benefits in Estate Planning

It is important to give consideration to retirement benefits, such as IRAs and 401K’s when you develop an estate plan. There is more to consider than just naming an appropriate beneficiary. The plan should take into account the possibility of…


Using Trusts to Protect the Assets of a Non-spouse Beneficiary

One alternative to outright distribution of assets to beneficiaries is the creation of a trust. A trust is an entity that is created by the person who is deciding how their assets should be handled after their death. This person…


Is a Living Trust Right for You?

The “Revocable Living Trust” (“RLT”) has been a popular estate planning tool for many years. An RLT may be worthwhile, or not. This article is a brief overview of some of the benefits and common misconceptions about RLTs.

An RLT…

CATEGORIES: Estate Planning, Wills

New Jersey’s Revised LLC Act Now Applicable to All New Jersey Limited Liability Companies

New Jersey’s version of the Revised Uniform Limited Liability Company Act (the “Revised Act”) went into effect on March 18, 2013 for all LLCs formed in New Jersey on or after that date, as well as for any pre-existing LLCs…


NJ Law Against Discrimination Amended to Provide Additional Protections to Pregnant Women

On January 21, 2014, New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie signed into law an amendment to the New Jersey Law Against Discrimination (LAD) which provides additional protections for pregnant women. The law adds a stipulation not typically found in pregnancy discrimination…

CATEGORIES: Employment Law


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