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Changes in New Jersey Workers’ Compensation Law

If you work for a company, are injured on the job, and file for Workers’ Compensation, did you know that if you don’t regain the ability to perform your former job, the company can terminate you? Even though you were doing work for the company while sustaining injury? Well, that was then. This is now. Read More

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Termination for Being Sick?

There are multiple federal and state laws in place to protect employees and even applicants for employment from discrimination. Among them are the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) and the Americans with Disabilities Act Amendments (ADAA) (prohibiting discrimination against persons with disabilities); the Pennsylvania Human Relations Act (prohibiting discrimination against a person due to his/her/their Read More

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Another Hobby Lobby Acquisition is in Ruins

Archaeologists, State Departments, and law enforcement agencies have been suspicious of the origins of many of the Museum of the Bible’s acquisitions. The Museum was created by David Green the founder of the craft chain Hobby Lobby. David and his son Steve Green, the current CEO of Hobby Lobby and the Museum, began acquiring antiquities Read More

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Executive Order on Promoting Competition in the American Economy Changes Coming from the Department of Justice and Federal Trade Commission

President Biden issued the Executive Order on Promoting Competition in the American Economy (the “Order”) on July 9, 2021. The Order is more of a policy statement setting the Biden Administration’s goals and strategies to increase business competition and consumer protections. It does not make any immediate changes to Federal Regulations, and its effects will Read More

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Guardian of the Merch

You finally start the process of changing your team’s name to one that is less culturally sensitive. You talk over options with your season ticket holders. You bring in your advertisers to alert them. You focus group the name options and get everyone on board. Finally, you make a decision and you bring in a Read More

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A Recipe for Disaster

American roads continue to be an even bigger hazard than usual as a result of a pandemic-related increase in unsafe and reckless driving. The problem started last year, when authorities began seeing a dangerous uptick in speeding, including an increase in speeding over 100MPH, as well as reckless driving behaviors, and drug and alcohol abuse Read More

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Supreme Court Rules in Favor of NCAA Athletes Monetizing on Name, Image and Likeness

On June 21, 2021 the Supreme Court ruled against the NCAA in a landmark case regarding compensation for college athletes. In a unanimous decision, justices voted that student athletes could receive education-related payments in a case that could allow more money currently funneled to the college sports industry to go directly to the players. The Read More

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New Jersey and Philadelphia Rules for Marijuana Screening of Employees

As society changes its views on marijuana, employers in the Delaware Valley and across the country need to adopt new policies regarding how they handle employees who use the substance. Both New Jersey and Philadelphia are making that happen. New Jersey enacted the New Jersey Cannabis Regulatory, Enforcement Assistance, and Marketplace Modernization Act (the NJ Read More

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Can Your Employer Require You to Get Vaccinated?

By now we’ve all heard of some of the perks associated with getting the COVID-19 vaccine: free donuts, French fries and lottery tickets. Even the White House is teaming up with Anheuser-Busch to “buy America’s next round of beer” when 70% of the U.S. adult population has been vaccinated. The Equal Employment Opportunity Commission has Read More

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DACA Program Faces Uncertain Future

The Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program currently protects over 800,000 young immigrants, known as Dreamers, from deportation or removal from the United States. On Friday, July 16th, U.S. District Judge Andrew Hanen ruled in favor of a challenge by nine states, holding that the DACA program is an illegal exercise of Presidential authority. Read More

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