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  • Kaufman, Semeraro and Leibman Welcomes Joseph Bock

    Kaufman, Semeraro and Leibman, LLP is proud to announce that Joseph Bock, Esq. has joined the firm. Mr. Bock counsels and represents clients throughout all stages of land use applications and has represented various governmental entities in a multitude of different capacities. He has successfully …

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  • Sexual Harassment Claims – What is really going on?

    It seems we can’t turn on the news these days without hearing about another victim of sexual harassment coming forward to tell his or her story. Why are we seeing a rise in these claims and what can employers do to ensure their organization isn’t …

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  • Final Rule: Overtime

    The long awaited changes to the Fair Labor Standards Act’s overtime exemption for Executive, Administrative, Professional, Outside Sales and Computer Employees (referred to as the White Collar Exemptions), were published on May 18, 2016. Key changes include an increase to salary and compensation levels needed …

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  • Employer Alert: Employers Must Permit Transgender Employees Equal Access To A Common Restroom Which Corresponds To The Employee’s Gender Identity

    The rights of transgender American’s to utilize public bathrooms which correspond to their gender identity has been highlighted in news reports across the country. But what about private employers? Must they permit transgender employees access to restrooms which correspond to their gender identity? Simply stated, …

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  • Reduce Your New Jersey Real Estate Tax

    It is New Jersey Real Estate Tax filing season. If you think that your property is over-assessed and that your taxes are too high, contact us for an evaluation. We can take your case on a contingent basis and we only get paid if you …

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  • Attention Companies Employing 100+ Employees

    The U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) has announced a proposed revision to the Employer Information Report (EEO-1) which will now include collecting pay data from employers with more than 100 employees, including federal contractors. Employers with more than 100 employees are required to file …

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  • New Jersey is One Step Closer To Mandating Employers Of All Sizes Provide Paid Sick Leave To Employees

    The New Jersey Assembly has voted in favor of a bill requiring all New Jersey employers to provide some form of paid sick leave to its employees. The bill requires employers of all sizes to provide paid sick leave to its workers. Although many municipalities …

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  • Jersey City Employer Update: Paid Sick Leave Law Expanded

    Jersey City was the first city in the State of New Jersey to mandate certain private employers provide their workers paid sick leave. On October 28, 2015 the Jersey City Council adopted a revision to its local sick leave law, and expanded the law to …

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  • Department Of Labor Announces Proposed Rule Changes To Expand Overtime Pay

    For the past decade, workers earning a guaranteed salary of at least $455.00 per week or $23,660.00 annually, in tandem with satisfying certain “duties” tests, qualified for what is commonly referred to as the white collar exemptions. As a result, these workers were ineligible to …

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  • USA vs. Samuel James Johnson

    On June 26, 2015, the United States Supreme Court took an arrow from the quiver of United States Attorney and invalidated, as unconstitutionally vague, language from the armed career criminal statute found at 18 U.S.C. §924(e)(2)(B). Samuel Johnson received a sentence of 15 years in …

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