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Today Is National Aviation Day

Posted by Frank Steinberg | Aug 19, 2015 | 0 Comments

As a pilot and aviation advocate, this is something that I should have known but didn't until I ran across this article on CNN.com.   No country has a richer aviation history than the United States, and nowhere else does aviation make more of an economic contribution. Today would be perfect to ta...

Singin’ the Blues About the “Blue Pencil”

Posted by Frank Steinberg | Jun 16, 2015 | 0 Comments

I just stumbled across this post from the Franchise Law Update blog. It deals with a recent decision from the Nebraska Supreme Court that invalidated the non-compete provision of a franchise agreement.  The court in Unlimited Opportunity, Inc. v. Waadah threw out the entire non-compete agreement ...

Here’s to Your Health!

Posted by Frank Steinberg | Jun 10, 2015 | 0 Comments

But you're not being toasted.  You are being required by your employer to wear one of those little wearable devices to monitor your health.  You know them: Jawbone, Fitbit, and the like.  And it's not optional. Your employer is telling you that you have to wear it. Sound farfetched?  It seems to ...

Wider Debate Coming Over Paid Sick Leave for NJ?

Posted by Frank Steinberg | Jun 09, 2015 | 0 Comments

A number of Garden State cities have enacted paid sick leave laws as a condition of doing business there. Here's an interesting take that suggests a battle could be shaping up over the next year or two over a push to enact a statewide paid sick leave law that would trump the existing patchwork of...

In Like a Lion, Out Like a . . . . . Backup?

Posted by Frank Steinberg | Mar 31, 2015 | 0 Comments

I started the day today pondering an age-old question.  Here in Central New Jersey March undeniably came in like a lion.  Today, the last day of the month, will it go out like a lion or, consistent with the old saying, like a lamb?  The weather forecast isn't much help.  The day started out great...

Kleiner Perkins Wins Gender Discrimination Case

Posted by Frank Steinberg | Mar 28, 2015 | 0 Comments

The closely watched gender discrimination case of Ellen Pao v. Kleiner Perkins, her former employer, has ended in a clean win for Kleiner Perkins.  At least in the courtroom.  Kleiner Perkins, in case you're not familiar with it, is a major technology industry venture capital firm based in Silcon...

5 HR Errors that Leave Companies Exposed to Litigation

Posted by Frank Steinberg | Jan 19, 2015 | 0 Comments

These 5 common business errors that make defending an employment lawsuit harder come from the California Employment Law Report, and they are as true on the east coast as the west. In our experience, smaller and middle sized businesses without a dedicated HR person are particularly susceptible to ...

Changing Time(s) for Employment Litigation?

Posted by Frank Steinberg | Jan 05, 2015 | 0 Comments

The New Jersey Supreme Court will review the decision of the Appellate Division in Rodriguez_v._Raymours_Furniture. Why should you care?  Because there is a lot at stake — for both employers and employees — in how this case is finally decided. In a nutshell, this is the issue.  Under the NJ Law A...

Traveler Alert About Hotel WiFi Vulnerability

Posted by Frank Steinberg | Nov 12, 2014 | 0 Comments

Although not an employment law matter as such, this post from the Franchise Law Update is of immediate concern to business travelers. It deals with “an internet espionage campaign nicknamed ‘Darkhotel' targeting top US and Asian executives staying at luxury hotels.” The detailed announcement from...

Be Thankful: It’s Constitution Day

Posted by Frank Steinberg | Sep 17, 2014 | 0 Comments

Not widely known or celebrated, September 17 is Constitution Day. Today we commemorate the vision and courage of the 39 men who established the legal framework of a new nation that, so far, has lasted 227 years.  The Constitution that those men adopted remains the foundation of our legal system. ...

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