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Updated EEOC Position on COVID 19 as of March 27

Posted by Frank Steinberg | Mar 29, 2020 | 0 Comments

EEOC has released a webinar that updates how employers should respond to human resources issues related to coronavirus/COVID 19.  The webinar is linked here.  A couple of comments.  First, the webinar answers some of 500+ questions submitted to EEOC by members of the public.  The answers are lim...

Coronavirus and All Those Packages

Posted by Frank Steinberg | Mar 28, 2020 | 0 Comments

Can you catch the coronavirus from the parcels and packages that delivery people are leaving at your door?As locked-down Americans increasingly shop online, deliveries are now at holiday levels.Delivery is an “essential function” as defined by the Department of Homeland Security.  Irradiating all...

New Coronavirus Employment Rights - Tips for Employers

Posted by Frank Steinberg | Mar 25, 2020 | 0 Comments

It's been a rough start to the year for everyone, not least for small business. It's tough enough to run a successful business in good times, but when something you can't control comes out of left field and won't leave quickly, trouble can pile up quickly.  The World Health Organization has decla...

COVID-19 & Some Disability Law Guidance

Posted by Frank Steinberg | Mar 19, 2020 | 0 Comments

The COVID-19 pandemic affects us all.  It's particularly hard on small and medium business and entrepreneurs who don't have ready access to legal help to deal with its employment law ramifications. Fortunately the EEOC has published some helpful information that provides useful guidance for deali...

Working Through Coronavirus with Us

Posted by Frank Steinberg | Mar 16, 2020 | 0 Comments

To Current and Future Clients, Friends, and Colleagues of Steinberg Law, LLC:   The COVID-19 pandemic has turned our world upside down in a very short time, and the situation is changing daily, if not hourly.  Just today Governor Murphy has requested a statewide 8 p.m. to 5 a.m. ban on nonessen...

"Breaking" Down Wage & Hour Rules

Posted by Frank Steinberg | Dec 30, 2019 | 0 Comments

Well, it's not quite 2020 yet, but soon will be.  So let's get the New Year off to a good start by making sure that our employment practices are cleaned up and tuned up to keep us out of trouble.  We're believers in heading off problems before they start.  One of the areas that many people misund...

NJ Law About Employment & Settlement Agreements Changes

Posted by Frank Steinberg | Mar 29, 2019 | 0 Comments

A new law has been enacted that affects employment contracts, and settlement agreements that resolve discrimination, retaliation, and harassment claims.  Employers like to include confidentiality provisions in these agreements to avoid the adverse publicity should the agreements be made public.  ...

More NJ Sales Representatives Getting Commissions

Posted by Frank Steinberg | Feb 01, 2019 | 0 Comments

Our last post explored the legal remedies available to independent sales representatives in New Jersey when a principal is reluctant to pay. But what happens when you're not independent, but a direct employee who works on commission? The Sales Representative Protection Act doesn't apply to you. T...

The Sales Representatives Rights Act

Posted by Frank Steinberg | Jan 25, 2019 | 0 Comments

The Sales Representatives Rights Act I come from a family of independent sales representatives, so this statute holds a special place in my heart.  If you are an independent sales person who works on commission, you know the feeling of vulnerability that comes with waiting for a commission check ...

What Do Open Judgeships Mean for Litigants?

Posted by Frank Steinberg | Aug 16, 2018 | 0 Comments

I was struck recently by two separate articles with a common theme.  One details the fact that there will soon be five — count 'em, five — judicial vacancies on the federal court bench in New Jersey.  That's five out of 17 authorized judgeships, nearly a 30% deficit.  Want to guess how many candi...

What Vacation Time Means to the Smaller Business

Posted by Frank Steinberg | Jun 04, 2018 | 0 Comments

It's hard to believe that June is already underway, summer is less than three weeks away, and with it comes hard core vacation time. Which brings to mind some seasonal considerations that businesses should have tidied up in advance to make coping with employee vacations seamless. First, employer...

Where’s My Dictionary?

Posted by Frank Steinberg | Feb 25, 2018 | 0 Comments

At the law firm where I held my first private sector job following my clerkship a partner told me that “we're in the vocabulary business.”  This was fine with me, as I've always had a pretty good vocabulary thanks to excellent schooling and lots of reading.  Back in high school my siblings took t...

Managing Litigation Risk in the Smaller Business

Posted by Frank Steinberg | Feb 22, 2018 | 0 Comments

People who own and operate small firms are positioned to have among the most challenging yet fulfilling of all business enterprises.  However, experience teaches us that is that most businesses will be involved in at least one lawsuit, possibly as a plaintiff but more likely as a defendant. This ...

Or

Posted by Frank Steinberg | Feb 16, 2018 | 0 Comments

Or The Eyes Of Texas Were Upon the Beauty Consultant from NJ How many contracts have you signed in the course of your business career?  Did any of them contain a choice of law provision?  You know, buried down somewhere toward the end where you always find the boilerplate provisions, where they p...

A Look Back and A Look Forward

Posted by Frank Steinberg | Feb 14, 2018 | 0 Comments

With 2017 behind us and 2018 off to a wintery start, let me tell you how truly grateful I am for the trust placed in us by our clients. Many times over the past year we have helped our clients navigate the often hazardous waters of employment law in New Jersey – and the airways of aviation law.  ...

Some Year-End Employment Law Thoughts for NJ

Posted by Frank Steinberg | Dec 28, 2016 | 0 Comments

There are two business days left until we hit 2017, so this is a good time for a handful of parting thoughts on the employment law landscape, plus some suggestions on how to hit the ground running in the New Year. 2016 saw significant developments and refinements in many areas of employment law. ...

Unemployment Theft Punished by 7 Years

Posted by Frank Steinberg | Dec 02, 2016 | 0 Comments

The question: how did she get away with it for so long?  The woman in question used 24 false identities to collect $345,000 in fraudulent unemployment benefits.  Story here. It seems like crime paid in this case, at least for a while. The final lesson, however, is that claiming unemployment benef...

And Exactly How . . . .?

Posted by Frank Steinberg | Nov 28, 2016 | 0 Comments

A trial judge once told me, with some frustration, that appellate judges (not on the NJ Supreme Court, I hasten to add) sometimes do not appreciate the practical difficulties with which their rulings present the trial courts that must implement them. That complaint came back to me when I read the...

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