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Workplace Investigations

What are workplace investigations and what is their purpose? Workplace investigations are an organization’s procedure for determining whether it was more likely or not that a policy was violated. The standard is whether there is corroboration, by a preponderance of the evidence, that there was a violation of company policy. A workplace investigation can be conducted...
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As Buzz Aldrin fights for his legacy, how can you control your legacy?

Buzz Aldrin is fighting for control of his famous space legacy.  His children, Janice and Andrew Aldrin, have asked a Florida Court to appoint them as their father, Buzz Aldrin’s, co-guardians. They claim Mr. Aldrin is in "cognitive decline".  Buzz Aldrin denies the allegations and has countersued his children for exploitation. Buzz Aldrin, 88, has said...
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Insurance Awareness: Every Company Needs to Know What It Is Insured For

Business insurance is an integral part of any game plan for a company’s success.  It helps to limit financial liabilities such as lengthy and costly litigations, and also provides avenues for recovery in the event of an unforeseen property loss.  However, business insurance will only work if it is properly designed, effectively implemented and constantly...
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Veterans Diversion Program

Recently, the New Jersey Legislature created a Statewide Veterans Diversion Program which solely empowers the County Prosecutors Office to divert an eligible "servicemember” charged with certain crimes from traditional means of prosecution into rehabilitative treatment. N.J.S.A. 2C:43-26 defines a “servicemember” as any “veteran or enlisted person of the United States Armed Forces, or a reserve...
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Arbitration May Be Required in Auto Service Contracts or Extended Warranty Agreements

Recently, the New Jersey Appellate Court has upheld as valid an arbitration provision in an automobile service contract case which emanated from Burlington County, New Jersey.  It involved a purchaser of a used Ford F-250, with a separate service contract from a warranty company from Pennsylvania covering repairs for 180 days or 7,500 miles (Signor...
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Supreme Court Decides Individualized Arbitration Enforceable

Yesterday, the United States Supreme Court decided Epic System Corporation v. Lewis and two other companion cases Ernst & Young LLP, et al. v. Morris, et al. and National Labor Relations Board v. Murphy Oil USA, Inc. et. al. holding that contracts between an employer and an employee which provide for individualized arbitration proceedings...
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