There have been a plethora of cases nationwide surrounding the use of marijuana in an employment context. The caselaw is inconsistent and does not provide clear guidance for all possible workplace scenarios. As stated in an earlier blog post, in the New Jersey case Cotto v. Ardagh Glass Packing Inc, No. 18-1037 RBK/AMD, 2018...Read more
Zoning Permits And An Applicants Right To Relief
In most New Jersey municipalities a zoning permit is required before a building permit may issue. It is the responsibility of our zoning officers to...
On October 17, 2018 the Appellate Division decided Flanzman v. Jenny Craig. With its opinion in Flanzman the Appellate Division has continued the recent trend in New Jersey Courts of invalidating arbitration agreements. The Plaintiff had been employed by Jenney Craig for 26 years. At some time during her employment she was required to...Read more
The time is finally here for all New York businesses to take action in response to the epidemic of sexual harassment claims in our country. As of October 9, 2018, New York State has adopted new labor laws in a robust effort to combat sexual harassment in the workplace. Said laws have been implemented by...Read more
In 2015 our New Jersey Supreme Court created a new path for business disputes and commercial litigation. The Complex Business Litigation Program (CBLP) was instituted throughout the trial division of the court system. The CBLP required each county to appoint a “business judge” to supervise, manage and adjudicate commercial and business cases, as well as...Read more
On April 26, 2018 famous actor and comedian, Bill Cosby, was found guilty of 3 counts of felony level aggravated assault: including one count of penetration with lack of consent, one count of penetration while unconscious, and one count of penetration after administering an intoxicant in his second criminal trial in the case of...Read more
There are several statutes in New Jersey that our legislature has enacted to prosecute crimes against children. One such statute is N.J.S.A. 2C:24-4; Endangering the Welfare of a Child, a crime which can carry a mandatory prison term between 5-10 years if it is charged in the second degree. Under subsection (a)(1) of N.J.S.A. 2C:24-4, it is a...Read more
New York State and New York City have both introduced comprehensive legislation in a robust effort to prevent sexual harassment at work. The proposed laws were crafted in response to the national #MeToo social movement and the growing number of sexual harassment complaints that are being raised on a daily basis in the United States....Read more
Davison, Eastman, Muñoz, Lederman & Paone (DEMLP), a full-service law firm providing coordinated legal services, announced several upcoming seminars being presented by firm Partner Dennis M. Galvin, an expert in Local Government Law and Land Use, through the remainder of 2018.Read more
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Despite the Federal Controlled Substances Act prohibition of marijuana for any use or purpose, as a Schedule 1 controlled substance, it is the trend among the majority of the states, including New Jersey, to permit the use of marijuana for medical purposes. In addition, some states, such as Colorado, permit marijuana use for recreational purposes...Read more