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NJBIZ Conversations: John Bartlett

Editor Jeff Kanige spoke with John Bartlett, a partner at Murphy Orlando who discussed the courts rejecting six applications for new medical cannabis dispensary licenses around the state. Bartlett gives plenty of insight as adult use of marijuana is set to be legalized in New Jersey on Jan. 1.

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A new era

Nearly 1,000 people have filed complaints during the first month of a new state system meant to ensure employers are following a set of rules to protect their workers and customers from exposure to COVID-19. That’s certainly good news and a good first start, according to unions and labor rights groups. Workers at restaurants and hospitality, retail, factories and manufacturing, health care, casinos and entertainment could all stand to benefit.

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OAG: Philly man convicted, at socially distanced jury trial, of conspiracy to steal $17K from NJDOL

A Philadelphia man who conspired with a temporary state employee to steal checks totaling $17,206 from the New Jersey Department of Labor and Workforce Development was convicted in a socially distanced jury trial, Attorney General Gurbir Grewal announced Tuesday. This was the first verdict obtained by the Division of Criminal Justice in a socially distanced ...

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NJ Supreme Court suspends jury trials amid COVID’s second wave

Criminal and civil jury trials and in-person grand jury sessions are not taking place in-person. Most hearings have been held remotely since March, but as COVID cases declined and after safety measures were established, proceedings, including socially distanced jury trials and in-person grand jury sessions, were able to resume in a limited capacity in September.

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