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FMLA Leave For Same-Sex Couples To Be Clarified by Supreme Court's DOMA Decision?

This past Friday, the United States Supreme Court announced that it would consider whether the Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA) unlawfully denies benefits to gay and lesbian couples who are married in states that allow such...more

The Times They Are a-Changin’: What Employers Need to Know Now About Legislative Developments, NLRB Activities and the EEOC’s...

Prompted by many inquiries from employers about recent significant developments in workplace laws, Lane Powell provides the following overview on the Marriage Equality Act and the recreational marijuana initiative passed by...more

Employment And Labor Roundup: Defense Of Marriage Act Decision, Drugs, NLRB Update, And More!

Giddyap! It's been a short week, but we have tons to talk about in the labor and employment law world! Thinking out loud about the impact of yesterday's DOMA decision on the Family and Medical Leave Act. The U.S. Court...more

Illinois Civil Union Partners Soon May Enjoy Greater Leave Rights Than Married Couples Under a Newly Proposed Illinois Family...

Illinois currently has no equivalent of the federal Family and Medical Leave Act. Soon, it may. And unlike the FMLA, the proposed Illinois leave law would allow civil union partners the same leave entitlements currently...more

Departing from Prior Practice, DOJ Declines to Defend Section 3 of the Defense of Marriage Act

On February 23, 2011, the Department of Justice (DOJ), at the direction of President Obama, announced that it will no longer defend the constitutionality of Section 3 of the Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA), including in two...more

The waning of free expression in public high school

Currently, public education is the legal battleground in the great social media debate. On one side, there are advocates for greater First Amendment protection, and on the other side, there are those advocating that...more

Removal Education Records from School Files

Whether you are the parent of a school aged child or your are a student attending college, there are laws that allow you to challenge and remove certain types of documents from your educational file. The types of documents to...more

In The Matter Of The Trusts To Be Established In The Matter Of The Estate Of Margaret A. Flood

Order

On July 10, 2009, Judge Patricia Del Bueno Cleary, a Superior Court Judge in Monmouth County, NJ, entered an Order authorizing the Administrator of an intestate estate to establish two Supplemental Benefits Trusts within an...more

G.L. v. Division of Medical Assistance and Health Services

Decision and Order

In this case, the applicant’s Medicaid eligibility plan involved making a loan to a relative. The borrowing relative signed a promissory note agreeing to repay the note in monthly installments, including interest. The note...more

In The Matter Of The Estate Of Leonard Manko

Order

In the Matter of the Estate of Leonard Manko - Order Authorizing Reformation of Testamentary Trust. This Order amended the existing testamentary trust in the will of Leonard Manko to establish a testamentary Supplemental...more

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