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By Michael J. Coskey on July 17, 2019

The New Jersey Constitution allows disabled veterans to benefit from special local property tax treatment in the form of a total exemption. The intent of the exemption, in part, is to compensate veterans for the experiences of war and to acknowledge their sacrifices.

By Christopher R. Sullivan on July 11, 2019

In a previous blog post we discussed the unintended consequences and proposed legislative corrections to New Jersey's 11.65% tax on short-term rental properties located within the State (referred to colloquially as the "Airbnb Tax"). Since then, the competing bills were consolidated and on June 27, 2019, the Legislature voted 74-0-1 in near unanimous favor of the revised Assembly Bill 4814 (“AB 4814”). 

By George M. Morris on July 1, 2019

The biggest threat I have with my kids is to take away their phones. Now, apparently a New Jersey Mayor feels the same way, trying to confiscate phones during public meetings.

By Colleen S. Heckman on June 28, 2019

In February of 2019, Governor Murphy signed a bill that gradually increases the minimum wage, over the span of multiple years, to $15.00 per hour. The minimum wage for most employees is currently $8.85 per hour. However, the minimum wage will increase on July 1, 2019. 

By Colleen S. Heckman on June 28, 2019

In February of this year, Governor Phil Murphy signed a bill that expanded the Family Leave Act. While some of the expansion took effect immediately, other changes are phased in. 

By Anand A. Acharya on June 25, 2019

In Part 1 of this series, we discussed the circumstances that have led to the planned phase-out of the London Inter-bank Offered Rate, commonly referred to as “LIBOR”. In this part of the series, we will discuss the proposed replacement rate referred to as the Secured Overnight Financing Rate (“SOFR”).

By George M. Morris on June 18, 2019

Public records requests remain a minefield of issues for both the custodian and the requestor. Custodians must follow a step-by-step process to ensure compliance with the law and requestors must be specific or they may not obtain the documents they seek.

By Colleen S. Heckman on June 17, 2019

Many employees want to use their paid time off before going on unpaid leave under the Family and Medical Leave Act (“FMLA”), in order to extend their total leave time. Many employers might allow this “piggy-backing” of leave time, but doing so may result in a violation of the FMLA and exposure to potential liability.

By Colleen S. Heckman on June 17, 2019

Many school district employees want to use their paid time off before going on unpaid leave under the Family and Medical Leave Act (“FMLA”), in order to extend their total leave time. Many school districts might allow this “piggy-backing” of leave time, but doing so may result in a violation of the FMLA and exposure to potential liability.

By Mariel J. Giletto, Parthiv M. Patel on June 12, 2019

On June 10, 2019, the New Jersey State Assembly passed legislation, A-1677, which would suspend penalties for businesses that make certain paperwork violations of state laws.

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