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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”). 

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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.

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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. 

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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. 

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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”).

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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.

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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.

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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.

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Small to mid-sized business owners often partner with other businesses to develop strategic relationships for growth, profitability, and additional market share opportunities. This relationship is referred to as a joint venture.

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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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