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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Importance of Cultural Competence in Divorce

By Ivette R. Alvarez, Esq. & Jhanice V. Domingo, Esq.                   In order to truly advocate for clients from diverse cultures and backgrounds (hereinafter “diverse clients”) involved in divorce litigation, it is important to consider and understand various factors that may impact the case in a cross-cultural

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New Jersey Employers: The Potential Criminal in Your Midst

By Timothy J. Ford, Esq.  On August 11, 2014, Governor Christie signed legislation known as “The Opportunity to Compete Act” barring employers from making criminal background inquiries during the initial employment application process.  This sweeping legislation transforms the hiring process for many employers.  Many employers are asking questions about the legislation.  If you are not,

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