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Prohibited Employer Anti-Union Activities

Most employers are not fond of labor unions. They may see them as disruptive, counterproductive, and a source of unwanted expenses. However, both the National Labor Relations Act (NLRA) and the Taft-Hartley Act prohibit employers from discriminating against employees for participating in union activities. This leaves many employers asking what they can and cannot do […]

Motions to Dismiss: Stopping the Lawsuit

When someone gets sued, a common response is to want to push the case to trial as quick as possible. Our long, proud tradition of American justice has made many of us prefer the outcome of a trial over the pretrial legal wrangling that many view as “technicalities.” Somewhere along the way, the idea of […]

Why a Jury Trial May Not Always Be the Best Option

When facing the possibility of fighting a legal battle, many people wonder whether a judge or jury trial is the better option. Given our nation’s proud heritage of jury trials in criminal proceedings, many believe jury trials are the superior option. However, that may not always be the case. Under what circumstances could a bench […]

Understanding Mediation

In almost every legal proceeding, the term “mediation” will come up sooner or later. Unfortunately, the process of mediation is commonly misunderstood by many, despite being an immensely useful tool for settling legal disputes. So, what is mediation, how does it work, and what should you expect? What is Mediation? There are many definitions of […]

Once You Have a Judgment, What Do You Do Next?

The case is over, you have won, and the judge has issued a final judgment in your favor. After the push to win the case, many plaintiffs find this post-judgment period a little anticlimactic. As a result, they often ask themselves and their attorneys, “Now what?” If you received a money judgment, you will undoubtedly […]

New Jersey Non-Compete Law: Have You Violated it?

In the state of New Jersey there is no state or federal law governing non-compete agreements in general. Some professions, such as law and psychology, have rules of professional conduct addressing non-compete agreements, but they are not based on federal or state laws. Conceptually, courts in New Jersey tend to enforce restrictive covenants in non-compete […]

New Jersey Wage and Hour Laws

Nearly everyone in New Jersey has worked for someone else at some point in their lives. If you are one of the millions of people employed by someone else, then New Jersey’s wage and hour laws apply to you. But, many are unfamiliar with these laws, do not know how to fight back when an […]