Companies are routinely challenged in determining whether they have employees or independent contractors. And the NLRB has added another wrench in this analysis.
Kaufman, Semeraro & Leibman, LLP are pleased to announce that partners Mark J. Semeraro and Paul C. Kaufman have recently been appointed Redevelopment Counsel for the City of Clifton with respect to the 118 acre industrial campus of Hoffman LaRoche located on Rt. 3 occupying land in both the City of Clifton and Township of Nutley.
The New Jersey Supreme Court has just rendered a long awaited decision concerning affordable housing in New Jersey. The decision recognizes that the Council On Affordable Housing (COAH) has abdicated its responsibility to approve housing plans that provide a realistic housing opportunity for low and moderate income families. The Supreme Court has authorized the trial courts to determine if a municipality is compliant with its housing obligation.
In mid-December 2014 the New Jersey Assembly Judiciary Committee reported favorably upon legislation which would shorten expungement of criminal convictions. Importantly, this proposed legislation will permit Drug Court graduates to expunge their entire criminal record. This will provide a significant incentive for Defendants to enter and complete Drug Court.
By Marc Leibman, Esq.
On December 29, 2014 Governor Christie signed the latest version of the Permit Extension Act. First enacted in 2008 and renewed again in 2010 and 2012, the Permit Extension Act extends permits granted to developers and property owners. Typical land use approvals in New Jersey expire if the developer does not obtain building permits and commence construction.
By Deena Rosendahl, Esq.
With 2014 coming to a close, employers large and small should be making New Year’s resolutions for your businesses. Here are our top three New Year’s Resolutions recommended for your business:
by Deena B. Rosendahl, Esq.
“Although the Paid Sick Leave Law has only been passed in isolated municipalities, it is gaining momentum – it is very likely that it will be passed on a state level in the near future.” -Deena B. Rosendahl, Employment Law Attorney
The Paid Sick Leave bill has not yet passed statewide, but several additional regions in New Jersey recently voted to pass the legislation on a local level. In addition to Newark, Jersey City, Passaic, Paterson, East Orange, and Irvington; Montclair and Trenton also now have mandatory paid sick leave.
By Deena Rosendahl, Esq.
Employers and Employees alike often confuse the New Jersey Family Leave Act (“FLA”) and the federal Family Medical Leave Act (“FMLA”). Although neither law can be summarized in a single page, below is a bullet point break down of the key provisions and distinctions of each law and how they work together (and don’t!).