Monthly Archives: June 2012

Court Rejects Occupational Stress Claim

Employee could not prove objectively verified stressful conditions New Jersey has a sensible occupational stress standard, namely that the person claiming work stress as a cause for psychiatric illness must prove objectively that the work conditions were stressful. Since all employees experience some degree of stress, this standard is not very easily met.

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Whether or Not to Mediate Your Divorce Case

In today’s economic environment, many spouses contemplating a divorce are also considering using mediation rather than litigation to resolve their divorce-related issues. This article will explain the benefits and risks of mediation to resolve your divorce issues. It should be stated at the outset that mediation is not available to couples who have a Temporary […]

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Fourth Circuit Court of Appeals Holds That Plaintiff Failed to Adequately Explain How He Receives SSD Benefits and Can Still Be Able to Work

EEOC could not explain how employee could claim ability to work with accommodation while getting SSDI payments. Michael Turner worked for Greater Baltimore Medical Center (GBMC) as a unit secretary since 1984. In 2005, Turner was hospitalized for necrotizing fasciitis, which is a life-threatening condition. He later suffered a stroke during the same year. Turner […]

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Appellate Court Finds Petitioner to be a Casual Employee

The casual employee defense remains viable in New Jersey. It is a difficult defense to make in certain lines of employment such as trucking, real estate agents, newspaper delivery persons and cab drivers, but it remains viable in situations involving home remodeling and home additions. A good illustration is the recent case of Cruz v. […]

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