Assisted Living Resident Agreements – Part 1: The Financial Provisions (AKA if it isn’t spelled out, you cannot collect it)

Although most assisted living facilities are aware that they are required to have written resident agreements, many assisted living owners and administrators fail to appreciate the significance of having an updated resident agreement that accurately represents its business interests. It is this author’s humble opinion that this is the single most important document in the

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Obergefell v. Hodges

The United States Supreme Court recently issued an historic ruling in Obergefell v. Hodges which holds that the Federal Constitution guarantees same-sex couples the right to marry throughout the country. As a result of this decision, same-sex couples who choose to marry can gain all the financial and legal rights and responsibilities of opposite-sex married

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Parental Liability for Underage Drinking

School is back in session. Football games are being played and kids are getting together at parties. Often times, kids ask their parents if they can have a party for their underage friends. Of course, beer and other drinks will be served. They then ask you, their loving parents, if it’s okay. This presents significant

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WHO IS THE REAL PARENT? OR HOW FAR CAN CHILD PROTECTIVE SERVICES (DCPP) GO TO LET YOUR CHILDREN PLAY ALONE?

The Media recently reported an incredible situation arising in Maryland when parents were investigated for permitting their 2 young children to walk to and from a nearby park. The children, ages 10 and 6, walked to a neighborhood park by themselves. Someone reported the 2 unattended children to the police. Protective Services was called. The

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New Jersey Prevailing Wage Act

New Jersey Prevailing Wage Act: When Does an Employer Need to Pay Prevailing Wages and What are the Prevailing Wage Rates? The prevailing wage rate is designed to protect union contractors from non-union competitors who under-bid public works projects. The prevailing wage is a minimum wage rate required to be paid to workers under a

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Accidents at Work: Workers’ Compensation 101

by Thomas F. Dorn Jr, Esq.   Injuries at work can happen in factories where employees operate or work with machines or potentially dangerous equipment.   They can also occur in offices, retail stores, warehouses, schools and just about any workplace environment where hazards can be found. Injuries may occur as a result of slip and

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Employment Interviews: The Do’s and Don’ts

By Timothy J. Ford, Esq.   The employment interview process is a minefield.  Interviewers must be able to recognize the potential hazards while getting the information the employer most desires to determine whether the applicant is the right person for the position.  Many employers are aware of the obvious interview questions to avoid.  However, many

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