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Newark, New Jersey 07102, United States
Contact: Alexandra Kahn, Business Development & Marketing Coordinator
Phone: 973.533.0777
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Areas of Practice
  • Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR)
  • Appellate Practice
  • Art, Entertainment, & Sports Law
  • Commercial Law & Contracts
  • Construction Law
  • Criminal Law
  • Education
  • Elections & Politics
  • Energy & Utilities
  • Environmental Law
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  • Labor & Employment Law
  • Litigation
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  • Science, Computers, & Tech
  • Transportation
  • Wills, Trusts, & Estate Planning
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  • New Jersey
  • New York
  • Pennsylvania
  • Washington
Number of Attorneys
50-100 Attorneys

New York City Seeks to Ban Employer Inquiries Into Applicants’ Salary History

On April 5, 2016, the New York City Council passed a law amending the New York City Human Rights Law, barring all public and private New York City employers from asking job applicants about their prior wages and salary history…more
 /  Elections & Politics, Labor & Employment Law

Virginia Federal Judge Upholds Trump Immigration Executive Order Signaling Possible Split in Circuit

On March 24 President Trump’s revised immigration ban which took effect March 16, 2017 (March Order) was found to be enforceable for the first time. U.S. District Judge Anthony J. Trenga in Alexandria, Va., denied an emergency…more
 /  Civil Procedure, Elections & Politics, Immigration Law

New District of New Jersey Case Shows Importance of Requiring Drivers to Form Corporate Entities in Misclassification Cases

Late last month, District of New Jersey Judge Robert B. Kugler partially granted FedEx Ground Package Systems Inc. (“FedEx”)’s Motion to Dismiss in a trucking misclassification case. The court dismissed several claims but…more
 /  Business Organizations, Civil Remedies, Commercial Law & Contracts, Labor & Employment Law, Transportation

Second, Eleventh and Seventh Circuits Disagree Whether Title VII Extends to Claims of Sexual Orientation Discrimination

On March 27 the Second Circuit held that Title VII does not provide protection against workplace discrimination based on sexual orientation. In Christiansen v. Omnicom Group Inc., the plaintiff alleged that his employer…more
 /  Civil Procedure, Civil Rights, Labor & Employment Law

IRS Recognizes Retroactive Validity of GRAT Based Upon Court Reformation

The IRS recently examined whether a Grantor Retained Annuity Trust (hereinafter “GRAT”) could be held valid despite the fact that it omitted certain key language. In a GRAT, the Grantor transfers property into the irrevocable…more
 /  Taxation, Wills, Trusts, & Estate Planning

Two Federal Courts Dismiss ADA Website Accessibility Claim

In the last two months, at least two federal district courts have dismissed website accessibility lawsuits filed against private companies under the Americans with Disabilities Act (“ADA”), proving that this issue continues to…more
 /  Civil Procedure, Civil Rights

Gorsuch’s Alleged Cold Heart: What the 10th Circuit’s Decision Regarding the Freezing Trucker and Gorsuch’s Dissent Means for Employers

Tenth Circuit Judge and U.S. Supreme Court Nominee Neil Gorsuch was on thin ice during his senate hearing for his dissent in TransAm Trucking, Inc. v. Admin. Review Bd., United States DOL, 833 F.3d 1206 (10th Cir. 2016). In…more
 /  Elections & Politics, Labor & Employment Law

The D.C. Circuit Vacates NLRB Ruling on Driver Status in FedEx Case

In early March 2017, the D.C. Circuit in FedEx Home Delivery v. NLRB, 2017 U.S. App. LEXIS 3826 (D.C. Cir. 2017) vacated a National Labor Relations Board (“NLRB” or “the Board”) ruling that Connecticut FedEx drivers constitute…more
 /  Civil Procedure, Labor & Employment Law

How to Avoid Disney’s Not-So-Fairy Tale $3.8 Million Payment of Employee Back Wages

On Friday, March 17, 2017, the U.S. Department of Labor (“DOL”) and two subsidiaries of The Walt Disney Co. (“Disney”), the Disney Vacation Club Management Corp., and the Walt Disney Parks and Resorts U.S. Inc., reached an…more
 /  Labor & Employment Law

N.J. Supreme Court Finds Material Breach by Company That Knowingly Refused to Cooperate with Arbitration Demands Filed in Compliance with the Arbitration Agreement

The New Jersey Supreme Court has ruled that a company’s refusal to cooperate with plaintiffs’ arbitration demands was a material breach of their arbitration agreement, which barred the company from later compelling arbitration…more
 /  Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR), Civil Procedure, Commercial Law & Contracts

District of New Jersey Ruling Leaves Employers High and Dry as to Guidance on Dealing with Medical Marijuana Users

On February 21, 2017, the District of New Jersey dismissed a wrongful termination lawsuit by a medical marijuana user who claimed that the employer failed to accommodate his disability in violation of the New Jersey Law Against…more
 /  Civil Procedure, Civil Rights, Labor & Employment Law

Third Circuit Rules that Samsung Cannot Compel Arbitration Based on Clause “Buried” in Safety and Warranty Guide

The Third Circuit Court of Appeals recently held that Samsung cannot force arbitration in a consumer fraud class action about the battery life of its Galaxy Gear S Smartwatch…more
 /  Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR), Civil Procedure, Science, Computers, & Technology

What Pretext? The Tenth Circuit Shows the Value in Trucking & Transportation Employers Citing to Safety and Customer Complaints to Justify Discharge

On March 10, 2017, the Tenth Circuit in Henson v. AmeriGas Propane, Inc., no.: 16-7057, declined to revive a discrimination and wrongful discharge lawsuit in finding that the lower court was correct in its holding that that the…more
 /  Civil Rights, Labor & Employment Law, Transportation

Is the Time Ripe for New Jersey Pay-to-Play Reform?

For more than a decade, New Jersey has had in place a series of pay-to-play laws that impose reduced contribution limits and heightened disclosure requirements for government contractors. The goal of these laws is to ensure fair…more
 /  Commercial Law & Contracts, Elections & Politics, Government Contracting

Trump Blinks and Signs Revised Executive Order; States React Immediately

On March 6 President Trump signed a second Executive Order revoking his January Order and replacing it with Executive Order (“March Order”) effective March 16, 2017 that is intended to overcome court challenge. The March Order…more
 /  Civil Procedure, Elections & Politics, Immigration Law, International Law & Trade, Labor & Employment Law
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