Partner Jennifer Mazawey is featured on an episode of The Stoler Report entitled “Newark: A Place to Live, Work, Shop, Visit & Get Educated” airing on CUNY TV today, February 21st. Ms. Mazawey joined her esteemed panelists Mayor Ras Baraka (Mayor, Newark, New Jersey Government), Ben Korman (Founder & CEO, Lotus Equity Group LLC) and Marc Berson (Chairman, The Fidelco Group), for a discussion on Newark’s transportation, infrastructure, The Art Center, medical services, education and more.
The Stoler Report, Real Estate Trends in the Tri-State Region, New York’s only television broadcast featuring real estate and business leaders, began its first season on television and on CUNY TV in September, 2003 Hosted by Michael R. Stoler, the weekly program features lively round-table discussions of topical issues in the world of real estate.
Partner Rebecca Moll Freed will present a webinar entitled “Corporate Political Activity Compliance – Effectiveness, Ethics, and The Law” for Clear Law Institute happening now at 1 pm. Ms. Freed is discussing how to manage corporate political activity in an ethical and effective manner and determine the best compliance approach for your company. Among other things, participants will learn:
How to know if your company complies with campaign finance and pay-to-play laws
Which campaign finance and pay-to-play laws apply to your company
Common HR pitfalls that often get companies in trouble
The role of accountants and in-house attorneys in ensuring political activity compliance
How to implement an ethical and effective political activity compliance policy
How to make political activity compliance a key aspect of your Code of Conduct
Partner Jennifer Mazawey will moderate the opening Panel on New Jersey’s Live/Work/Play Dynamic for Bisnow’s New Jersey State of the Market which will take place on February 14 in Jersey City. This is Bisnow’s biggest New Jersey event of the year with discussion focused on the future of New Jersey’s retail centers, office complexes, and residential hotspots and panelists forecasting:
Which NJ submarket will explode next?
How are retail centers adapting to E-Commerce and a movement from traditional malls?
Who will be the next major tenant to move to the Garden State?
For more information and to register, please click here.
Associate Kevin R. Miller was recently quoted in the Pennsylvania Record discussing the Third Circuit’s opinion in Karlo v. Pittsburgh Glass Works, LLC, which broadened employer liability under the Age Discrimination in Employment Act (ADEA). In an article entitled, “Third Circuit Court of Appeals Allows for Subgroups in Age Discrimination Case,” Mr. Miller commented that “in cases throughout the country where this type of claim is not yet recognized, you will see a greater push by plaintiffs’ attorneys to argue that their circuits should adopt the rationale behind the Third Circuit’s decision, and they will be able to cite to the Karlo decision for support.”
On January 27, 2017 President Trump signed an Executive Order barring entry into the U.S. for the next 90 days by aliens from seven countries — Iraq, Iran, Syria, Somalia, Sudan, Libya, and Yemen — including persons holding immigrant and non-immigrant visas issued by the U.S. Entry by refugees attempting relocation is suspended for the next 120 days and entry by all Syrian refugees is suspended until further notice. Beginning in late May 2017 the State Department may allow entry into the U.S. of nationals of countries that State, Homeland Security and the Director of National Intelligence jointly determine pose no danger to the U.S. The Order makes special provisions for entry by members of religious minorities from these countries. This provision is especially controversial since it prioritizes the processing of refugee claims based on the refugee’s religion. U.S. citizens — whether natural-born or naturalized — are unaffected by the Order.
Immediately the ACLU filed an emergency application in federal court in Brooklyn on behalf of two Iraqi individuals detained at JFK Airport based on the new Executive Order. On January 28 U.S. District Judge Ann Donnelly granted the ACLU’s emergency request and entered a Stay barring deportation of individuals with refugee applications, holders of valid U.S. visas and other individuals from the seven named countries who are legally authorized to enter the U.S., pending a full hearing. Judge Donnelly concluded that imminent danger faced these individuals if sent back to their countries of origin. Judge Donnelly’s Order affects only travelers who arrived in the U.S. after Trump signed the Order and these individuals may remain in detention while the Stay is in effect.
Counsel Joseph M. Hannon will present a seminar entitled “Labor Relations-What You Need to Know” for the New Jersey State League of Municipalities’ Orientation for Municipal Officials that are Newly Elected, Re-Elected, or Experienced on January 28th. The Orientation is designed to quickly bring officials up-to-date on important municipal issues and provide newly elected officials a detailed overview of their major areas of responsibility, key contact at the State level, and important sources of information and assistance.
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Counsel Jennifer Roselle will present a seminar entitled “Labor Relations-What You Need to Know” for the New Jersey State League of Municipalities’ Orientation for Municipal Officials that are Newly Elected, Re-Elected, or Experienced on January 7th. The Orientation is designed to quickly bring officials up-to-date on important municipal issues and provide newly elected officials a detailed overview of their major areas of responsibility, key contact at the State level, and important sources of information and assistance.
Nicholas R. Amato was quoted in a recent Law360 article entitled “Hospitality Legislation And Regulation To Watch In 2017”. Mr. Amato, is a former executive director of the New Jersey Casino Reinvestment Development Authority and a past president of the Casino Association of New Jersey. In the article, Mr. Amato quoted, “a good next step would be changes to allow onlookers to wager on the outcomes of those competitions as well”.