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Angelo Genova Gives Insight on How the New Biden Administration Can Impact Business in the Legal Industry as Found in ROI-NJ
Firm Chairman & Managing Partner Angelo J. Genova, Esq. offered his insight on what the new Biden administration may mean for the legal industry in a recent interview by ROI-NJ for their article, “New Administration Means New Agendas — and New Business for Law Firms.”
2020: The Year of the Mole? New Jersey Appellate Division Grants Employee A Second Chance to Pursue Whistleblower Claim
In the final throws of 2020, a former Rutgers employee was granted a second chance to pursue her whistleblower claim. On December 29, 2020, the Superior Court of New Jersey, Appellate Division, in Debra Herbe v. Rutgers University, reversed a Superior Court’s grant of summary judgment for Rutgers University in a lawsuit brought by a former employee who alleged that the University fired her in retaliation for lodging a complaint against her supervisor. In the new year, the former employee will get another chance to pursue her claim against the University.
Dina Mastellone to Moderate New Jersey Women Lawyers Association "Employment Outlook 2021" Webinar
Dina M. Mastellone, Esq., firm Partner and Human Resources Counseling & Compliance Practice Chair, will moderate an upcoming New Jersey Women Lawyers Association webinar entitled "Employment Outlook 2021" on February 1st.
Brigette Eagan and John Vreeland Offer Insight for Employers in HR Daily Advisor Article "Continuing Pandemic Blurring the Line Between Furloughs and Layoffs"
Partner John R. Vreeland and Counsel Brigette N. Eagan discuss legal obligations facing employers as they relate to temporary furloughs and permanent layoffs in recent HR Daily Advisor article entitled, "Continuing Pandemic Blurring the Line Between Furloughs, Layoffs."
A Forklift Operator Walks into a Bar
On August 7, 2020, the New Jersey Appellate Division upheld the trial court’s dismissal of a negligence action filed by a leased warehouse worker against his employer for injuries sustained while on duty.
Requiring the COVID-19 Vaccination at Work: Issues for NJ Employers to Consider When Developing a COVID-19 Vaccination Program
We have seen recent articles speculating on whether employers can require their employees to take an FDA-approved COVID-19 vaccination as a condition of employment or continued employment. Here, without giving any legal advice, for private (non-governmental) New Jersey employers, odds are that this type of employment rule will be permissible, with certain limitations, discussed herein.
Genova Burns LLC Named a 2021 "Best Law Firm" by U.S. News & World Report & Best Lawyers
Genova Burns LLC has been named a 2021 “Best Law Firm” by U.S. News & World Report and Best Lawyers.
Jennifer Roselle and Daniel Pierre Comment on What Legal Use Cannabis Can Mean for New Jersey Employers in HR Daily Advisor
Firm Cannabis Practice Group members Jennifer Roselle, Esq., Counsel and Daniel Pierre, Esq., Associate, discuss the potential effects that legal recreational use of cannabis can mean for New Jersey employers in a recent HR Daily Advisor article entitled “Employers in More States See Changing Marijuana Laws.”
Harris Freier Insight on COVID-19 Lawsuits in the Workplace Featured in New Jersey Law Journal
Partner Harris S. Freier was recently interviewed by New Jersey Law Journal for their article “People Are Now Suing Their Bosses Over COVID-19 at Work, But Can They Win in Court?”
Dina Mastellone to Present NJSBA Webcast "Current Workplace Investigations Trends 2020 - COVID, Protests, Social Media and More"
Partner Dina M. Mastellone will participate in a webcast for the New Jersey State Bar Association entitled "Current Workplace Investigations Trends 2020 - COVID, Protests, Social Media and More" on September 22nd.
Court Rules that Employees Cannot Disclose Your Trade Secrets, Even to Themselves
On August 10, 2020, the District Court for the District of New Jersey in Bramshill Investments, LLC v. Ashley Pullen, 2:19-cv-18288 (D.N.J. August 10, 2020) recently considered a motion to dismiss a complaint against an employee who allegedly misappropriated Bramshill’s trade secrets. The District Court denied defendant’s motion in part, holding that Bramshill sufficiently pled causes of action for violations of the Defense of Trade Secrets Act, the New Jersey Trade Secrets Act, breach of contract, and breach of the duty of loyalty.
Don’t Fear The Click-Box: NJ Supreme Court Upholds Electronic Employee Arbitration Agreements
On August 18, 2020, in a landmark decision for employers, the New Jersey Supreme Court released its long-awaited opinion in Skuse v. Pfizer (A-86-18) (082509), holding that an employee must arbitrate her employment discrimination claims agreed to in an electronic employee arbitration agreement. The decision reverses the Appellate Division’s January 2019 decision, which had imposed heightened requirements on employers obtaining employees’ assent to arbitration agreements.
Six Genova Burns Attorneys to Present "Managing Workplace Risk Post-COVID" Seminar for NJCAR
Genova Burns' attorneys Dina M. Mastellone, Douglas E. Solomon, John R. Vreeland, Brigette N. Eagan, Keith A. Krauss, and Young-Ji will present a webinar on June 17 for NJCAR entitled, "Managing Workplace Risk Post-COVID."
Supreme Court Finds Federal Law Bars LGBT Employment Discrimination
The U.S. Supreme Court (SCOTUS) held today that the ban on sex discrimination in the federal employment law, Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, covers employment discrimination based on sexual orientation or transgender identity.
James Bucci Selected to Super Lawyers Pennsylvania 2020 Listing
Firm Partner James Bucci has been selected to the 2020 Pennsylvania Super Lawyers listing as one of the state’s top attorneys in the area of Employment and Labor Law.
Justine Abrams Presented on Webinar Panel “Should I Come Back, Can I Come Back, How Do I Come Back?”
Genova Burns' attorney Justine L. Abrams participated in a recent webinar entitled “Should I Come Back, Can I Come Back, How Do I Come Back?” hosted by Sobel Co. on June 12.
Is That Even Discrimination? New Jersey District Court Reiterates That Disabled Employees are not Immune to the Effects of Negative Job Performance
On April 13, 2020, the District Court for the District of New Jersey granted the employer’s Motion for Summary Judgment and dismissed an employee’s claim of disability discrimination in the matter of Rooney v. NVR Inc. The Court determined that Plaintiff failed to demonstrate that a genuine factual dispute existed to suggest that Defendant terminated his employment based on his disability.
Harris Freier to Participate on "Employment Law in the Age of COVID-19" Webinar Panel for NYSBA
Partner Harris S. Freier will participate on a webinar panel entitled, "Employment Law in the Age of COVID-19: Principles For Today and the Post-COVID World" for the New York State Bar Association next Thursday, May 27th.