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Pedestrian and Biking Safety: How to Avoid Accidents in Hoboken

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Because of its dense population and busy streets, the City of Hoboken is a dangerous place for unwary pedestrians, bicyclists and drivers with many personal injuries occurring as the result of accidents. The City of Hoboken is one of the most densely populated cities in the United States. As of the Census of 2010, Hoboken had over 50,000 residents. Hoboken is small in geographical area and is also known as the “Mile Square” city. Technically, its geographic area covers a little more than 2 miles, but cramming 50,000 residents into this small an area leads to severe congestion and dangers for both pedestrians and riders of bicycles.

Effect of Bankruptcy on Non-Filing Spouse

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Many people filing for bankruptcy are concerned that their chapter 7 or chapter 13 bankruptcy filing will have an impact on their non-filing spouse. Therefore, if you are in this situation, then you are not alone. This blog will explore some of the impacts that a bankruptcy can have on your non-filing spouse and to what extent your non-filing spouse will need to participate in the bankruptcy proceeding.

The Effect of an Entered Judgment and the Lien on Real Property in Your Bankruptcy Case

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If you have a judgment or multiple judgments that have been entered against you, then you may be wondering if you can discharge or get rid of your liability on those judgments in a bankruptcy case. This blog will explore the effect of an entered judgment in your bankruptcy case and the lien placed on real property by that judgment.

Preventive Medicine

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The evening news reports that this year's flu strain will be particularly bad. They predict, however, that the current flu vaccination will be very effective in fighting this strain of flu. The question becomes, why are you not scheduling an appointment for the flu vaccination?

New Jersey Equal Pay Act

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On July 1, 2018, New Jersey's Equal Pay Act (hereinafter "NJ EPA") will become effective. Unlike its federal counterpart, the NJ EPA mandates equal pay for all members of "protected classes" under the New Jersey Law Against Discrimination ("NJLAD"), not just women.  

Possible Bar on Non-Disclosure Provisions

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You have been the victim of sexual harassment or discrimination in the workplace. You notify your employer’s human resource manager, who initiates an appropriate investigation into your claim.  Your employer eventually wants to reach an amicable settlement with you. In exchange for your agreement to settle your claim, your employer requires you to sign the settlement agreement containing, among other things, a provision whereby you agree not to disclose the details of your harassment or discrimination.

What is the Verbal, Lawsuit, or Tort Threshold in New Jersey?

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All auto insurance policies in New Jersey require the consumer to choose from one of two options with respect to their right to bring a lawsuit.  The two options are: (1) the lawsuit or verbal or tort threshold or (2) the no tort threshold or no lawsuit threshold.   Under different policies, the tort options (your right to sue) are referred to as these various names but mean the same thing.  Under option (1) you are limiting your ability to sue for certain injuries.   Under option (2) you can sue for any injury.

Can I Sue A Government Entity for a Personal Injury Accident?

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Suffering from a personal injury accident can be devastating not only to the individual injured, but also to the individual’s family members and friends. Our firm often receives inquiries from individuals concerning potential lawsuits against a public entity. Many people are surprised to learn that an individual can seek recovery from a government entity for injuries directly related to their tortuous actions. Unlike personal injury claims against private individuals and entities, the New Jersey Tort’s Claims Act sets forth guidelines in which a plaintiff may recover for the tortuous actions of public entities and public employees.  

The Automatic Stay and its Effect on Foreclosure Actions

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Many people file for bankruptcy to protect their real property from being foreclosed on. There is a specific section within the Bankruptcy Code that mandates that creditor collection actions against property of the debtor must cease immediately upon the filing of the bankruptcy. This blog will explore that section of the bankruptcy code and how parties can avoid a creditor obtaining relief from that section.

The Importance of Employee Handbooks

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Irrespective of the size of your business, companies should have an employee handbook or manual.  Employee handbooks can provide certainty and structure to your operations as well as place your employees on notice as to what you expect from them. Employee handbooks do not have to manage every aspect of your business.  In fact, companies should avoid including within a handbook details regarding its operations that are subject to frequent change or policies and procedures the company will not enforce.  At the same time, companies should not attempt to use form handbooks; one size does not always fit all.

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