Jun 19, 2012

Top court’s decision on overtime pay expected to have large impact in pharma

While the U.S. Supreme Court's decision that pharmaceutical sales representatives are not entitled to overtime pay is a win for New Jersey's drugmakers, an employment expert said the ruling could have broader impacts on how pharma companies make sales, and which employees are subject to federal overtime laws.

May 31, 2012

Attorney Report shows importance of having a social media plan

A New Jersey labor attorney says a National Labor Relations Board report out this week reinforces the need for companies to be precise in crafting their social media policies.

May 30, 2012

Don’t expect uptick in hiring as storied N.Y. law firm declares bankruptcy

The downfall of storied New York law firm Dewey & LeBoeuf LLP, which filed for bankruptcy on Sunday after financial problems and an exodus of partners, isn't likely to lead to New Jersey's firms hiring en masse talented attorneys crossing the Hudson for new homes, according to the head of one of the state's top...

May 25, 2012

Attorney Tax dispute settlement part of downward trend in Atlantic City

The settlement of a long-running tax assessment dispute between the owners of the Atlantic Club Casino Hotel and city that ended in a reduction of the property's assessed value by nearly two-thirds — from $543 million to $165 million — is part of a downward trend in property values in the seaside gaming resort, according to...

May 23, 2012

After 40 years, Newark law firm is headed to suburbs

Law firm McManimon & Scotland LLC is moving its main office out of Newark on June 1 after 40 years, citing the high cost of doing business in the city, according to the firm's chairman.

Apr 10, 2012

Attorneys Pilots who hide medical conditions can create liability for airlines

If a pilot experiences medical problems during a flight, airlines and their insurers could be exposed to significant liability, even if that pilot had withheld medical information from his or her employer and insurer, according to an aviation attorney with LeClairRyan, in Newark.

Mar 8, 2012

Court rejects Christie effort to abolish COAH

The Appellate Division of the Superior Court of New Jersey today invalidated Gov. Chris Christie's abolition of the Council on Affordable Housing, reversing his reorganization plan in a move that the state will likely seek to bring to its top court.

Mar 1, 2012

Employment law expert warns employers on social media rulings

New Jersey employers should be aware of national labor cases that could put limits on their social media policies, according to John Sarno, executive director of the Employers Association of New Jersey.

Feb 2, 2012

Committee plans to revisit Christie’s RGGI exit

It's been more than eight months since Gov. Chris Christie pulled New Jersey out of the Regional Greenhouse Gas Initiative, but that doesn't mean lawmakers are letting the issue die.

Feb 2, 2012

Christie-connected attorney rejoins Dughi Hewit

Craig A. Domalewski, most recently senior counsel to Gov. Chris Christie, today rejoined Cranford-based law firm Dughi & Hewitt P.C. as a principal member, resulting in the firm's name change to Dughi, Hewit & Domalewski.

Jan 23, 2012

Headhunters often add confusion to hiring, law partners say

As the competition to hire experienced attorneys intensifies, and the ranks of newly minted lawyers joining the jobless rolls seems to grow exponentially, the heads of big law firms say […]

Jan 23, 2012

Attorneys feel impact of job losses, as well

In the fourth quarter of 2011, 65,000 lawyers across the nation were unemployed, according to data from the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics and the Census Bureau. “We’re inundated by […]