THE NEW JERSEY LAW AGAINST DISCRIMINATION IS COLOR BLIND

The New Jersey Law Against Discrimination (LAD) prohibits race discrimination in the workplace.  Claims of racial discrimination under LAD are not limited to people of color or minority individuals claiming Caucasian supervisors or owners of businesses have discriminated against them.  Sometimes, claims of racial discrimination are brought by Caucasian claimants articulating that a supervisor of

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NEW JERSEY UPS THE ANTE ON EMPLOYERS WHO DISCRIMINATE AGAINST PREGNANT EMPLOYEES

By Timothy J. Ford, Esq. Since 1975, the New Jersey Law Against Discrimination has shielded employees of “protected classes” from discrimination in the hiring, firing and terms/conditions of employment.  The phrase “protected class” encompasses many characteristics, including but not limited to age, race, national origin, sexual orientation, religion and other categories.  On January 21, 2014,

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THE PROS AND CONS OF STEPPARENT ADOPTION

By Jennifer Fortunato, Esq.   Blended families are becoming increasingly more common in the 21st Century.  There are more and more stepparents and stepchildren. It is also becoming increasingly popular for stepparents to adopt their stepchildren. In these cases, the biological parent is usually not involved in their children’s lives. Often, they are not even

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WHOSE RING IS IT?

By Linda Mainenti-Walsh, Esq.It’s that time of year again – love is in the air, diamond retailer commercials are in high gear, and proposals are being planned. While we would like to believe “love is everlasting”, when the champagne is consumed and the string quartet hired to play at sunset is gone, the reality may hit

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HOW TO AVOID A MESSY BUSINESS DIVORCE: THE IMPORTANCE OF AN LLC OPERATING AGREEMENT UPON DISSOLUTION OR DISSOCIATION

The dissolution of a limited liability company (LLC) can be just as complicated and messy as a divorce.  However, it does not need to be.  A well drafted operating agreement when you first form the LLC can help avoid confusion and costly litigation.  Generally, the terms of the operating agreement will be controlling and provide

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