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Have you ever Wondered if you Could be Fired for Filing a Workers’ Compensation Claim?

Have you ever Wondered if you Could be Fired for Filing a Workers’ Compensation Claim?

New Jersey law provides protections for employees who sustain work-related injuries or illnesses. Most employers must carry workers’ compensation insurance and, when an employee is injured on the job, they can make a claim to receive benefits for medical treatment, wage replacement, and disability payments. The workers’ compensation process can be complex, however, and not … Continue reading Have you ever Wondered if you Could be Fired for Filing a Workers’ Compensation Claim?

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FMLA Mistakes to Avoid

FMLA Mistakes to Avoid

Both the New Jersey Family Leave Act (NJFLA) and the Federal Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA) provide the opportunity for employees to take unpaid leave for certain medical and family reasons for up to 12 weeks per years without fear of losing their jobs. While these two laws do have some differences, they largely … Continue reading FMLA Mistakes to Avoid

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Slip and Fall Responsibility

Slip and Fall Responsibility

In these frigid winter months, we have seen an uptick of cases where pedestrians have slipped and fallen on ice, resulting in serious associated slip and fall injuries. These injuries have also increased the number of questions we’ve received about the liability of homeowners, small businesses, or the government when it comes to the property … Continue reading Slip and Fall Responsibility

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Winter Driving Tips

Winter Driving Tips

Drivers encounter many different winter driving hazards throughout New Jersey. The winter months often bring snow, ice, and sleet, which can cover the roads and lead to a significant number of serious auto accidents each year. There are many steps that drivers in NJ can take to reduce the risk of serious car collisions and … Continue reading Winter Driving Tips

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The Importance of Having a Specialized Attorney

The Importance of Having a Specialized Attorney

Going through law school is similar to going to medical school; you learn the basics and the fundamentals of practice. Future attorneys, however, do not have to declare a specialty—even after graduation. Lawyers everywhere receive their Juris Doctorate (JD) degree from their law schools before spending months studying for the bar exam. Upon passing the … Continue reading The Importance of Having a Specialized Attorney

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Discrimination in the Workplace

Discrimination in the Workplace

The workplace is where employees spend the majority of their day, often with the same people. Though employees may get along, there can still be issues regarding discrimination in the workplace, especially since everyone has their own thoughts and opinions about the world.  These differences can ultimately lead to conflict and might be expressed through the … Continue reading Discrimination in the Workplace

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The Statute of Limitations for Personal Injury Cases

The Statute of Limitations for Personal Injury Cases

A personal injury can derive from many different accidents, including motor vehicles, slips and falls, medical malpractice, animal bites, as well as exposure to dangerous products. Any of those injuries all have one thing in common: negligence. There is a duty of reasonable care that all people driving, operating a store, performing a medical procedure, … Continue reading The Statute of Limitations for Personal Injury Cases

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