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Promoting Equal Pay and Gender Equity

Posted by Richard W. Wenner | Aug 13, 2019 | 0 Comments

Recently, Acting Governor Sheila Y. Oliver signed A1094 into law, which will prevent employers from asking about workers' wage and salary history.  A1094 makes it an unlawful employment practice in New Jersey for any employer to screen a job applicant based on their salary history, including prio...

Phillipsburg Redevelopment Site

Posted by Lawrence P. Cohen | Apr 18, 2019 | 0 Comments

The former Ingersoll-Rand site in Phillipsburg, New Jersey has been designated by the Town as an area in need of redevelopment.  The site was purchased by a developer and is now being redeveloped.  Recently, the project was designated as the largest industrial project site in the United States.  ...

Powers of Attorney in Real Estate Transactions

Posted by Katherine E. Ingrassia | Mar 15, 2019 | 0 Comments

A power of attorney allows you to designate someone else to handle your financial affairs and to make and/or sign agreements on your behalf.  The person who executes the power of attorney is called the “principal,” and the person to whom the power of attorney is given is called the “agent” or “at...

THE SUPREME COURT OF NEW JERSEY RULES THAT VOLUNTEER FIREFIGHTERS ARE ENTITLED TO TEMPORARY DISABILITY BENEFITS UNDER THE WORKERS COMPENSATION STATUTE EVEN IF THEY ARE NOT EMPLOYED

Posted by James F. Moscagiuri | Mar 07, 2019 | 0 Comments

The New Jersey Supreme Court has rendered a decision that has a significant positive impact on volunteer firefighters who are injured during the course of performing their duties.  It was previously unsettled whether a volunteer, with no other paid employment, could receive temporary disability p...

WHAT MAKES A CONDITION LEGAL?

Posted by Unknown | Mar 01, 2019 | 0 Comments

When land use boards grant approvals to develop property, they often include conditions.  To be valid, the condition must (1) not conflict with any other zoning ordinance; (2) not require illegal conduct; (3) serve the public interest; (4) be reasonably calculated to achieve a legitimate objectiv...

Late Filing Ok’d

Posted by Unknown | Feb 07, 2019 | 0 Comments

Public entities in New Jersey are immune from tort liability.  However, the Tort Claims Act provides injured people with a way to recover for the negligent acts of public entities.  However, the Act imposes strict requirements upon litigants seeking to sue public entities to limit a public entity...

2019 Estate, Gift and GST Tax Update

Posted by Katherine E. Ingrassia | Jan 30, 2019 | 0 Comments

As of January 1st, the federal estate tax exemption increased from $11.2 million to $11.4 million per individual and from $22.4 million to $22.8 per married couple, with the highest federal estate tax rate remaining at 40%.  The federal lifetime gift tax exemption and generation-skipping transfer...

Michael S. Selvaggi to Serve on Finance Council

Posted by Michael B. Lavery | Nov 06, 2018 | 0 Comments

Michael S. Selvaggi has been selected to serve on the Finance Council for Saint Luke Parish in Long Valley, New Jersey.  The Finance Council is responsible for overseeing the financial affairs and operations for the Church.  This appointment continues a long-standing volunteer relationship Mr. S...

APPELLATE DIVISION RECOGNIZES A POTENTIALLY NEGLIGENT INFLICTION OF EMOTIONAL DISTRESS CLAIM FOR A BYSTANDER SAME-SEX PARTNER

Posted by John J. Abromitis | Sep 26, 2018 | 0 Comments

New Jersey courts have recognized a claim of negligent inflection of emotional distress (“NIED”) for people who witness an injury to a family member, caused by the negligence of a third party.  The elements to establish a NIED claim are: The death or serious physical injury of another caused b...

Elected Officials Can Vote!

Posted by Unknown | Jun 12, 2018 | 0 Comments

In many small communities in New Jersey, elected municipal officials wear many civic hats.  These dedicated public servants not only offer their time to be on their township committees, but also serve on the volunteer fire company or emergency squad.  Historically, these elected officials were b...

NEW JERSEY PAID SICK LEAVE ACT SIGNED INTO LAW

Posted by Richard W. Wenner | Jun 11, 2018 | 0 Comments

On May 2, 2018, the New Jersey Paid Sick Leave Act (the "Act") was signed into law by Governor Phil Murphy. The Act takes effect October 29, 2018, preempts all existing New Jersey earned sick leave municipal laws and one (1) hour of sick leave per thirty (30) hours worked. The Act provides the f...

Michael S. Selvaggi has been elected to serve as Vice-President for the Board of Trustees for Abilities of Northwest Jersey, Inc.

Posted by Michael B. Lavery | Jun 08, 2018 | 0 Comments

Michael S. Selvaggi has been elected to serve as Vice-President for the Board of Trustees for Abilities of Northwest Jersey, Inc.  Abilities is a not-for-profit organization offering individualized employment and support services for persons with different abilities.  It provides individuals with...

Lavery Elected GOP Chairman

Posted by Michael S. Selvaggi | Jun 26, 2017 | 0 Comments

Lavery, Selvaggi, Abromitis amp; Cohen is proud to announce that one of its founding shareholders, Michael B. Lavery, has been elected to serve as the Chairman for the Republican Party in New Jersey.  His selection follows the recommendation given by Kim Guadagno, the Republican nominee for Gove...

Smart Summer Hiring

Posted by Michael S. Selvaggi | May 22, 2017 | 0 Comments

With the summer approaching quickly, many “seasonal” businesses such as tennis clubs, golf courses, outdoor restaurants, etc., are faced with the reality of the need to obtain staffing in order to meet the business need.   Many businesses are preparing to handle the increased volume by hiring st...

Trucking Accidents Present Unique Legal Issues

Posted by Michael S. Selvaggi | May 21, 2017 | 0 Comments

While automobile accidents can often result in serious injuries, life-changing injuries are more likely to occur when a truck is involved.  In determining the liability of a truck driver, there are many factors that do not exist in the typical car accident.  Therefore, when you have been injured ...

The Highlands Act and Lessons Learned

Posted by Michael S. Selvaggi | Mar 10, 2017 | 0 Comments

Thirteen- the number of years municipalities, property owners and developers have grappled with the Highlands Water Protection and Planning Act (“Act”).  For the 88 municipalities in the Highlands Region it has often been an adversarial and contentious relationship with the Highlands Council and ...

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