Amended NJLAD Offers Greater Protections to Older Workers

On October 5, 2021, Governor Phil Murphy signed a new law that greatly expands the protections afforded to older workers under the New Jersey Law Against Discrimination (“NJLAD”) These Amendments took effect immediately, meaning older workers are now already afforded these enhanced protections against workplace discrimination. As a result, employers today must promptly reevaluate both […]

United States Supreme Court Reaffirms the Defense of Qualified Immunity as Applied in Constitutional Excessive Force Cases

The United States Supreme Court has taken two opportunities to reaffirm the use of the defense of qualified immunity as applied to police officers who have been sued for civil rights violations pursuant to 42 U.S.C. § 1983. On October 18, 2021, the Court rendered decisions in City of Tahlequah v. Bond, 2021 U.S. LEXIS 5310 […]

Neither Wawa, Nor The State Held Liable For Accidents That Occurred Due To Drivers Making An Illegal Left Turn Into A Wawa Driveway

In a published decision, the Appellate Division considered appeals from two cases involving motor vehicle accidents that occurred about one year apart at about the same location under similar circumstances.  In both cases, a driver traveling westbound on Route 322 in Folsom, New Jersey made an illegal left turn in the direction of one of […]

Biden’s Vaccination Mandate

In my practice, I am already receiving multiple questions about President Biden’s September 9, 2021 directive requiring that companies with 100 or more employees mandate vaccinations for all work staff or alternatively conduct weekly COVID-19 testing.  Many of my employer clients want to know more about these requirements, in particular, whether they should already be […]

Plaintiff’s Failure To Serve Public Entity At Correct Place Of Business With Timely Notice Of Tort Claim Bars Plaintiff’s Personal Injury Claim

The plaintiff Lyndsey Patton was walking in or near the intersection of Union Avenue and West Side Avenue in Jersey City when she was struck by a vehicle owned by defendant Jersey City Municipal Utilities Authority (“JCMUA”).  The accident occurred on June 30, 2019.  On or about September 10, 2019, the plaintiff’s attorney sent a […]

The Legality of COVID-19 Employee Vaccinations Mandates

With the Pfizer COVID-19 Vaccine recently receiving full Food and Drug Administration (“FDA”) approval, the question on many employer’s minds is whether legally employers can now mandate employee vaccinations for COVID-19 as a condition of employment.  Even before this recent approval of the Pfizer Vaccine, many employers had already decided to require vaccinations (or alternatively […]

Highlights of New Jersey Rules and Regulations Relating to Adult-Use Cannabis

By:  Sheila M. Mints, Esq. and Alana M. Hans-Cohen, Esq.   Yesterday, the Cannabis Regulatory Commission issued long-awaited initial regulations on legalization of adult use cannabis in New Jersey.  Here are some of the highlights of the application process: The application will be printed in the NJ Register, which is published twice a month, and layout […]

New Jersey Supreme Court Holds that Multiple Documents Cannot be Used to Establish Compliance with the Notice Requirements of the Tort Claims Act

By: Sean P. Dugan, Law Clerk On June 13, 2017, Plaintiff H.C. Equities served the County of Union and Union County Improvement Authority a “Notice of Tort Claim” for “damages arising from tortious interference with contract … conspiracy, defamation and trade libel.” The claim arose out of a contract dispute where the County of Union […]