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OP-ED Avoiding the pitfalls of office holiday parties

With the holiday season upon us, many employers are thinking of ways to celebrate with their employees. One way of doing so is with a holiday party, which can boost morale and show gratitude for the year’s hard work. But holiday parties are not without their pitfalls. If employers are not careful, a holiday party can turn into an employment-related disaster and create potential areas of liability.

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Grewal unveils 8 ‘environmental justice’ lawsuits

The suits include a combination of reimbursement for taxpayer-funded cleanup of the sites, as well as reimbursement for the value of damaged natural resources. “Environmental justice means that everyone, no matter race, ethnicity, color, national origin or income, deserves to live and work in a healthy and clean environment,” Attorney General Gurbir Grewal said in ...

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The cannabis conundrum Many financial institutions could lose out on billion-dollar marijuana industry (access required)

The North American legalized cannabis market is worth anywhere from $10 billion to $50 billion, according to some estimates. New Jersey, with a dense, fairly well-off population could capture a sizable chunk of this pot of gold. The dispensaries and other legal outlets will have to put their money someplace for safekeeping, but there is some...

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