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Former federal district court chief judge Linares to join McCarter & English

The Honorable Jose Linares, former chief judge of the United States District Court for the District of New Jersey, will join McCarter & English LLP in Newark on May 22. Linares joins the firm as partner and lead the alternative dispute resolution practice. He has extensive experience in matters of intellectual property, with a specialty in complex patent ...

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Class action litigator joins Drinker Biddle in NY, NJ

Jeffrey Jacobson has joined Drinker Biddle as a partner in its class actions group. He will practice out of the firm’s New York and Florham Park offices. Jacobson had been at New York’s Kelley Drye & Warren LLP, where he was co-chair of the firm’s class actions and securities litigation and enforcement practice groups. Over ...

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Panasonic Corporation of North America names new chief compliance officer

Newark-based Panasonic Corporation of North America announced the appointment of Louis Sapirman to the position of chief compliance officer. Sapirman will lead the company’s North America Ethics and Compliance program, working in a variety of areas including antitrust & competition, anti-corruption, customs & export compliance, data protection and privacy regulations. Sapirman has over 25 years ...

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OP-ED: Salary scrutiny

Last year, the state Legislature passed the Diane B. Allen Equal Pay Act, significantly amending the New Jersey Law Against Discrimination to strengthen protections against employment discrimination by addressing equal pay for women and other protected categories. The Act became effective on July 1, 2018.

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Legal remedy

Patients are protected under the New Jersey Law Against Discrimination, the court held, meaning employers must try to provide reasonable accommodations for medicinal cannabis users just as they would for other disabilities.

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