Partner Dina M. Mastellone & Paralegal Amanda Frankel Pen Recent Article for ABA GPSolo Magazine

An article written by Partner Dina M. Mastellone and Paralegal Amanda Frankel entitled, “The Agony and The Ecstasy of Law Office Staffing,” was recently featured in GPSolo, the magazine of the American Bar Association’s General Practice, Solo and Small Firm Division, in the July/August 2017 Edition. The article explores the critical topic of hiring law firm staff and provides practical insights on how to legally and effectively land the right candidates.

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Ms. Mastellone is Chair of the Human Resource Training & Audit Programs Group and a Partner in the Employment Law & Litigation Practice Group.

Client Alert: Deadline for New Jersey’s Annual Pay-to-Play Disclosure is Approaching: Is Your Company Ready to File?

The New Jersey Election Law Enforcement Commission (“ELEC”) requires each business entity that received payments of $50,000 or more (in the aggregate) as a result of government contracts during the 2016 calendar year to electronically file a Business Entity Annual Statement (“Form BE”) with ELEC no later than Thursday, March 30, 2017.
The obligation to file arises whenever payments from New Jersey government entities reach the $50,000 threshold. This includes contracts with the State of New Jersey Executive and Legislative branches, counties, municipalities, boards of education, fire districts, and independent authorities, regardless of method of award.
Additionally, detailed contract and contribution information must be disclosed whenever the business entity or a covered individual made a “reportable” contribution during 2016. A contribution is “reportable” when it exceeds $300 per reporting period. In light of these requirements, it is necessary to review personal political contributions made by a business entity’s partners, officers, and directors (and certain members of their families). Additionally, because of varying election cycles, it may be necessary to review contributions made over the course of several years to determine whether any 2016 contributions are reportable.
Companies that fail to file on time may be subject to monetary penalties. To ensure a timely and accurate filing, companies that have yet to begin preparing Form BE should not delay.
Genova Burns LLC can help your company comply with the Form BE filing requirements. Contact Rebecca Moll Freed, Esq., Chair of the Corporate Political Activity Law Group, at or 973-230-2075 or Avi D. Kelin, Esq. at or 973-646-3267.

Kevin Miller Quoted in the Pennsylvania Record

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.”

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Mr. Miller is an Associate in the Firm’s Newark, New Jersey office, and a member of the Employment Law & Litigation, Complex Commercial Litigation and Intellectual Property Law Practice Groups.

Nicholas R. Amato was Quoted in Recent Law360 Article Entitled “Hospitality Legislation And Regulation To Watch In 2017”

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”.

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Nicholas R. Amato is of Counsel in the Firm’s Casino & Gaming Law, Alternate Dispute Resolution Law and Trusts & Estates Law Practice Groups.