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Employment Law Basics for the Employer

Employers in Pennsylvania and New Jersey have a lot on their plates. Hiring and retaining skilled workers, keeping customers happy, making production targets and deadlines, and finding new customers are some of the most basic elements of running a business, not to mention the need to turn a profit. What many employers do not do […]

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January 2019 Newsletter

  EMPLOYMENT LAW Independent Contractors Who Work in Transportation May Not Be Forced Into Mandatory Arbitration New Prime, Inc. v. Oliveira, 2019 WL 189342  (U.S. January 15, 2019) involved a dispute between New Prime Inc., an interstate trucking company and one of its drivers, Dominic Oliveira. Mr. Oliveira worked under an operating agreement that classified […]

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New Jersey’s Equal Pay Act: Wake Up Call To Employers To Be Proactive

Last year, New Jersey Governor Phil Murphy signed into law the most sweeping equal pay act in the country. Even though this Act, called the Diane B. Allen Equal Pay Act, only went into effect on July 1, 2018, it is already causing great concern for many employers throughout the state because it provides for […]

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New Legal Definition of Misconduct: Understanding the Ramifications for Employers in New Jersey

After eight years of confusion, the New Jersey legislature revisited its statutory definition of “severe misconduct” and made major modifications that were signed into law by Governor Phil Murphy in August 2018. The statutory modifications are likely to impact employers throughout New Jersey. Genesis of Confusion For years, New Jersey employers operated under a triumvirate […]

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Autonomous Driving Vehicles – Insurance Coverage Implications

Thomas Paschos, Esq., Kelly A. Lavelle, Esq. Thomas Paschos & Associates, P.C. Autonomous vehicles (“AVs”) will have a huge impact on the automobile insurance industry. A study done by Stevens Institute of Technology estimates that there will be 23 million autonomous vehicles on U.S. highways by 2035.   However, with consumer hesitation and other hurdles, it […]

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