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What are my employment rights under the Americans with Disabilities Act?

Millions of Americans have both physical and mental disabilities that fall under the Americans with Disabilities Act, which makes it illegal for organizations to discriminate against those who are disabled. This law prohibits any person from being discriminated against in employment matters, government acts, communication, transportation, telecommunications, […]

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Chapter 7 Bankruptcy: Liquidation of Assets

Individuals who cannot pay their debts and are looking for a fresh start often look into filing for Chapter 7 bankruptcy. Certain debts are not dischargeable in a Chapter 7 bankruptcy, including, but not limited to, alimony, child support, student loans, and fraudulent debts. To determine if […]

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Child Support Enforcement

A child support order entered by a Court is enforceable by a parent. There are various manners in which child support is paid to the other parent. The support can be paid directly by check or direct deposit to the payee’s bank account or to the New […]

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What is a power of attorney?

A power of attorney is a written document by which a person (the “principal”) appoints another person as an “agent,” with the authority to perform certain acts on his or her behalf. Typically, powers of attorney are estate planning documents used alongside wills and living wills.  However, […]

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What are the penalties for marijuana possession in New Jersey?

In New Jersey, it is unlawful to obtain or possess a controlled substance unless that substance was obtained by a valid prescription from a practitioner. Despite other states recently legalizing marijuana, New Jersey still considers marijuana a controlled dangerous substance for which you cannot obtain a prescription. […]

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What is the impact of social media on my lawsuit?

Social media has the ability to significantly affect litigation and may sometimes provide key evidence in cases.  Typically, social media may be used as evidence in personal injury, criminal and divorce matters, but it can be used in any type of case. As a result, it is […]

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Sexual Harassment in the Workplace

Sexual harassment in the workplace is illegal both under federal and state law. In New Jersey, employees are protected under the New Jersey Law Against Discrimination. N.J.S.A. 10:5-1. Sexual harassment may occur to both men and women, whether the alleged harassment was intentional or not. There are […]

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Speeding Violations and New Jersey’s Motor Vehicle Commission

In New Jersey, receiving a ticket for speeding not only results in fines, but also motor vehicle penalty points that accumulate with each violation. The number of points a driver receives increases with excess speeds within New Jersey. A driver who is ticketed going between 1 and […]

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Practicing in Federal Court: Tips from the Bench

On October 12, the Bergen County Bar Association is presenting a Continuing Legal Education Seminar, “Practicing in Federal Court: Tips from the Bench.”  The program will feature a panel comprised of The Honorable Madeline Cox Arleo (United States District Judge for the District of New Jersey), The […]

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Reckless Driving in New Jersey 

In New Jersey, a person is guilty of reckless driving if they “drive[] a vehicle heedlessly, in willful or wanton disregard of the rights or safety of others, in a manner so as to endanger, or be likely to endanger, a person property[.]” N.J.S.A. 39:4-96. If property […]

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