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Marijuana Provisions for NJ Employers

NJ Employers – Rules and Regulations regarding Employee Marijuana UseEmployers wondering what the rules and regulations are for employees that use cannabis products has been answered by the New Jersey Cannabis Regulatory Commission. The latest provision passed by the Commission focuses on what employers can do to keep their workplaces drug-free. The rule states, “No employer […]

New Law Lifts Burden of Proof For Worker’s Compensation Benefit Claims

Worker’s Compensation Benefit Claims

No one has been exposed to the coronavirus more than essential workers such as first responders, nurses or caregivers in nursing homes. Yet, the struggle to clear the path for them to qualify for worker’s compensation benefits continues. A new bill signed by Governor Murphy will remove the burden of proof and will give essential […]

Everything You Need to Consider Before Closing Your Business

Everything You Need to Consider Before Closing Your Business

At the start of 2020, New Jersey was home to close to 900,000 small businesses. It is difficult to say how many remain open, but is certain that many have permanently closed, or are on the verge of dissolution. At this juncture, business owners need to ask themselves if a full dissolution is even necessary. […]

Five Facts Employers Need to Know Before Hiring Undocumented Workers

Hiring undocumented workers

Failure to verify an employee’s authorization to work in the United States can lead to serious legal issues. Knowing the basics of hiring undocumented workers is essential. Here are five facts that will help to avoid catastrophe:Authorization is required.Employers are required by law to verify that all employees are authorized to work in the United […]

Claims for Wrongful Termination During the COVID-19 Outbreak

Wrongful Termination

Wrongful termination has become an extraordinarily complex matter during the COVID-19 outbreak. Employers are struggling to keep up with the massive changes in the legal landscape. With employees focused on remaining employed and feeding their families, it is just as unlikely that they are aware of the legal issues surrounding the pandemic. It is overwhelming, […]

NJ Department of Labor Changes for 2020: What are your rights?

Worker’s Compensation Benefits in 2020

As of January 1, 2020, the New Jersey Department of Labor announced increases in the maximum benefit rates and taxable wage base as of January 1 for its Unemployment Insurance, Temporary Disability Insurance, Family Leave Insurance and Workers’ Compensation programs.  It uses a statewide average weekly wage (SAWW) to determine worker’s compensation benefits every year. […]

Greater Philadelphia Hispanic Chamber of Commerce Connects with Community

Greater Philadelphia Hispanic Chamber of Commerce

This past March, the Greater Philadelphia Hispanic Chamber of Commerce sent a clear message to the surrounding community. The region’s Latino population has evolved drastically over the last thirty years. That is why the chamber’s CEO and president, Jennifer Rodriguez, decided it was time to reach out to Latino entrepreneurs in its first ever “one-on-one” […]

Inner-Cities Are the Place to be When it Comes to Small Business

Inner-Cities Are the Place to be When it Comes to Small Business

CEOs surveyed by the national nonprofit group Initiative for a Competitive Inner City (ICIC) repeatedly cite inner-cities as locations that have been hospitable to their business growth and development, according to ICIC CEO, Steve Grossman. Based in Boston, ICIC issued a report this past October in conjunction with the unveiling of this year’s Inner City […]

Top Five Reasons Small Businesses Should Consult a Business Law Attorney

Top Five Reasons Small Businesses Should Consult a Business Law Attorney

Just how many people does it take to run a small business? Who are the most essential people? Aside from the owner, is it the accountant? Could it be the insurance agent? For certain scenarios, a business law attorney can prove to be indispensable. A business law attorney will not necessarily play a role in your […]