Senate panel debates bill to limit employers’ ability to ask applicants about criminal history
A bill before a state Senate panel today could create new job prospects for people with criminal convictions, but business groups fear it also could create unnecessary red tape and the potential for legal liability.
CWA files suit over lottery contract with Northstar
The battle over the state’s plan to privatize some of its lottery functions is headed to court, with the Communications Workers of America announcing today it’s suing to block the move by Gov. Chris Christie’s administration.
Chiesa’s first boss at law firm fondly recalls Senate appointee, says he ‘can work both sides of the aisle’
Gov. Chris Christie's appointment of Attorney General Jeff Chiesa to be New Jersey's next U.S. senator is putting the law firm where the pair got their starts back in the spotlight.
Chiesa, attorney general and Christie confidant, to fill Lautenberg’s Senate seat
The state attorney general, a close friend of Chris Christie, will fill New Jersey's open U.S. Senate seat, the governor said today.
Tech Council chief Alleged trade secret theft not a reason to abandon immigration reform
Word spread this week of New Jersey's latest case of alleged trade secret theft by a foreign-born worker, but the head of the state's technology business trade group says that shouldn't detract from reforms to help companies hire skilled workers from abroad.
Christie puts stop to so-called ‘Facebook bill’
Gov. Chris Christie on Monday conditionally vetoed the so-called “Facebook bill” that would limit the amount of information job candidates would have to disclose to prospective employers of their social media activity.
Scarinci Hollenbeck announces expansion to N.Y. office
The Lyndhurst law firm Scarinci Hollenbeck on Friday announced the expansion of its New York office and the addition of Eleanor Grinshteyn, of counsel.
The right environment is critical to attracting the best lawyers
Law firms are retaining female lawyers by helping them advance in their careers, experts said, both by creating flexible work and career schedules that address their family needs, and by endeavoring to provide a collegial, challenging and meaningful experience at work.
Corporate counsel Women find career opportunities by going from law firms to businesses
Women in law increasingly are pursuing corporate counsel careers, often after getting a foundation in legal practice at law firms, and they can find that both venues demand tenacity and flexibility to integrate meaningful work into a satisfying personal life.
Fox Rothschild adds real estate partner
Fox Rothschild LLP continues to expand its real estate practice with the addition of Michael T. Lavigne as a partner.
Heated discussion as attorneys debate merits of noncompete bill
Former employees who qualify for unemployment benefits would no longer have to abide by agreements they had signed barring them from competing with their former employer, soliciting former customers or co-workers, or disclosing confidential company information, under an Assembly bill that has ignited heated debate in New Jersey's employment law...
Lawyers In bankruptcy cases like Birdsall, early decisions are critical
The Chapter 11 bankruptcy filing last week by the Eatontown engineering firm Birdsall Services Group followed an extraordinary chain of events: The state went to court to seize the company's assets, and several people associated with Birdsall were indicted for conspiracy and money laundering in connection with alleged violations of state...