By Jeff Schervone, August 16, 2018 The latest Amendments to the New Jersey Court Rules effective September 1, 2018 carve out new procedural rules for the "Complex Business Litigation Program" (CBLP) which mirror much of the Federal Rules of Civil Procedure. As described in the Rule Amendment package: The CBLP was designed to streamline and … Continue reading ICYMI: Amendments to New Jersey Court Rules for Complex Business Litigation Mirror Federal Rules of Civil Procedure
By Jeff Schervone - August 10, 2018 New Jersey continues to adopt a raft of remedial employment laws, including the recent Equal Pay Act and the Paid Sick Leave Act. Now, the New Jersey Legislature has its sights set on private contracts, namely employment-related nondisclosure agreements, or NDAs. When (not if) adopted, these NDAs will … Continue reading New Jersey Bill Set To Shred Employment-Related NDAs
N.J. Extends Law Against Discrimination to Equal Pay. Effective July 1, 2018
By Jeff Schervone, September 1, 2016 Terror victims in the United States seeking relief against State and non-State actors should expect to stand alone in the face of resistance from the Executive and Judicial branches. On August 31, 2016, the 2d Circuit U.S. Court of Appeals issued an opinion that vacated a $655.5 million judgment awarded to … Continue reading Terror Victims Stand Alone
12/7/2015 – by Jeff Schervone Congress is advancing legislation to push back against a July, 2015 ruling by the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB). In BFI Newby Island Recyclery, a partisan and divided NLRB expanded the Joint-Employer Rule, a judicial interpretation of the National Labor Relations Act (NLRA). Up to now, the rule limited application … Continue reading The Affordable Burger Act: Congress Pushes Back Against the NLRB and Unions
By Jeff Schervone At the end of August, 2015 in a victory for labor unions, the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) expanded its joint-employer rule. In BFI Newby Island Recyclery, 240 "sorters, screen cleaners and housekeepers" were outsourced by Browning-Ferris Industries (BFI) from Leadpoint Business Services (Leadpoint) under a private contract. Leadpoint paid the employees' … Continue reading Look for the Union Label…On Your Burger: The NLRB Expands Joint-Employer Rule
06/15/2015 - The FBI is seeking the public's help in the investigation of multiple attacks on critical fiber optic cables near Silicon Valley. They said "there is no indication these incidents are linked with the 'sabotage' of the PG&E Metcalf substation" on April 16, 2013. Sabotage? There, a sophisticated attack on critical infrastructure began by cutting AT&T's fiber optic … Continue reading Security Alert: Is the Electric Grid Safe?