Aug 20, 2014

Revisions to MEWA shelved until the fall as lawmakers spar over mandates

The move to revise state regulation of self-insured, multiple-employer health plans, or MEWAs, is being shelved until the fall while Trenton confronts a major stumbling block: whether to continue requiring MEWAs to cover state-mandated health benefits that other self-insured health plans outside the MEWA structure don’t have to offer.

Aug 19, 2014

MGM Resorts is a step closer to regaining N.J. gaming license

MGM Resorts International has agreed to a settlement with the New Jersey Division of Gaming Enforcement that could enable it to regain its state gaming license, according to a published report.

Aug 18, 2014

Singer plans to regulate MEWAs by amending his previous bill

State Sen. Robert W. Singer (R-Lakewood) said he will introduce this week an amended version of his bill that seeks to encourage employers to join together to create affordable, self-insured health plans.

Aug 13, 2014

State accuses Telebrands of fraud act violations 340 complaints investigated over 2 years

Telebrands Corp., known for its “As Seen on TV” products, has been accused by the state of violating the Consumer Fraud Act; it may face a civil penalty of up to $20,000 for each violation of the act, plus consumer restitution.

Aug 12, 2014

NGKF negotiates Hackensack HQ expansion for law firm

Pashman Stein P.C., a New Jersey-based commercial litigation firm, is relocating and expanding its headquarters at the Court Plaza in Hackensack, according to its commercial real estate adviser, Newmark Grubb Knight Frank.

Aug 6, 2014

Chinese solar firms seek bankruptcy protection for U.S. assets in precedent-setting case

In a unique circumstance, four Chinese solar panel companies are seeking bankruptcy court protection in New Jersey for their U.S. assets — namely, 275,000 panels stored in the Garden State.

New Jersey Working Families executive director Analilia Mejia (far left) and Assemblywoman Bonnie Watson Coleman (D-Trenton) delivered petitions Tuesday to Trenton mayor Eric Jackson.
Aug 5, 2014

Following East Orange momentum, paid sick leave supporters turn focus to 5 more N.J. cities

As a statewide paid sick leave bill sits in Trenton awaiting debate later this fall, a coalition of supporters is taking its case in the meantime to individual municipalities across New Jersey.

Aug 4, 2014

Trenton company to pay 70,000 after firing pregnant worker

Acting Attorney General John J. Hoffman and the Division on Civil Rights announced Monday that Trane U.S. Inc. in Trenton, a subsidiary of Ingersoll Rand, has agreed to pay $55,000 to former employee Charnelle Gilliard after wrongfully terminating her employment due to doctor-prescribed medical leave during the final weeks of pregnancy.

Aug 4, 2014

America Invents Act proving to be good for trials and entrepreneurs

To hear Mark Nikolsky tell it, it sounds a bit like a John Grisham novel.
In fall 2012, on the eve of a costly trial in federal court over a patent dispute, Nikolsky used a provision of a then-days-old law called the America Invents Act to control the proceeding before it got out of hand.

Aug 4, 2014

Making a federal case Jerseyans want government to centralize coastal infrastructure efforts

Hurricane Sandy had passed, and Bill Golden had a front-row seat for what was left behind.

Jul 31, 2014

SOS Security acquires APA, a loss prevention services company

Parsippany-based SOS Security LLC announced Thursday that it has acquired Asset Protection Associates Inc.

Jul 29, 2014

Lesniak NFL is hypocritical in its opposition to N.J. sports betting

State Sen. Raymond Lesniak (D-Union) went on the offensive Tuesday, saying that the National Football League’s opposition to New Jersey’s ongoing efforts to bring sports betting to the state is hypocritical, given that the league embraces “pay-to-play” fantasy football.