Law

New Jersey joins coalition urging civil rights protection for LGBTQ employees

“While the New Jersey Law Against Discrimination explicitly prohibits discrimination based on sexual orientation and gender identity, many New Jersey residents commute to jobs in other states that lack such protections, so New Jersey has a strong interest in making sure federal law protects LGBT workers from discrimination,” said Rachel Wainer Apter, director of the New Jersey Division on Civil Rights.

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Law Power 50 N-Z

Melissa Orsen As senior vice president and general counsel at energy services holding company South Jersey Industries, Orsen is the principal legal officer serving as a key advisor to the CEO, senior management, and of Directors. She oversees the corporate legal and government affairs teams, as well as outside counsel relationships. Orsen was previously CEO ...

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New Jersey state capitol building in Trenton

Behind the lobbying numbers (access required)

Last year was a busy year in state government, and this year has been no different. Big issues have been on Trenton’s agenda, and the individuals and groups trying to influence the course of deliberations on those issues have been busy as well, as demonstrated by the 2019 NJBIZ list of top lobbying firms.

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