Tag Archives: Living Wills

New NJ Law Prohibits Certain Waiver and Nondisclosure Provisions in Employment Contracts and Settlement Agreements

On Monday, March 18, 2019, Governor Murphy signed into law PL2019 Ch 39 prohibiting certain wavier and nondisclosure provisions in employment contracts and settlement agreements. The law prohibits the waiver of any “substantive or procedural right or remedy relating to a claim of discrimination retaliation or harassment.” If an agreement contains such a clause that...
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U.S. Supreme Court Declines Ruling on N.J.’s Unconstitutional Church Grants Decision

New Jersey’s Supreme Court Decision Stands, Holding That Historic Preservation Grants Cannot Be Used For Churches The U.S. Supreme Court has declined review of the New Jersey Supreme Court’s unanimous ruling that historic preservation grants cannot be used for churches. In April 2018, the State’s highest court ended a nearly four-year battle in Morris County, when...
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Delaware Mandates Employer Provided Sexual Harassment Training

Governor John Carney of Delaware signed House No. 1 (for parent bill HB 360) which addresses sexual harassment and retaliation in employment and amends the current anti-harassment, anti-discrimination, and anti-retaliation laws. This law makes Delaware only the 5th state in the union that mandates certain employers to provide sexual harassment training for all employees, managers,...
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New Jersey Courts Continue Trend of Invalidating Arbitration Agreements

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...
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New Jersey’s Business Court Continues to Evolve with Its Own Court Rules

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...
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