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New Jersey Whistleblower Law: An Overview of CEPA

New Jersey Whistleblower Law: An Overview of CEPA

The Conscientious Employee Protection Act (“CEPA”) is among the broadest and most far-reaching whistleblower statutes in the country. At its core, CEPA protects employees from retaliation including being fired, demoted, suspended, passed up for a promotion, or harassed, due to an employee objecting to something he believed violated the law.

 

It applies not only to the private sector, but likewise covers state and local government employees, and may additionally provide coverage to those who are...


Who Pays My Medical Bills After An Accident? An Overview of NJ PIP Law

Who Pays My Medical Bills After An Accident? An Overview of NJ PIP Law

New Jersey’s car insurance system is unlike most other states in that the state utilizes a no-fault system. Contrary to many other states, medical bills are typically paid for by each individual’s own insurance. The system intends to provide injured claimants with speedy compensation of medical bills, without the need to determine fault. Nevertheless, the no-fault system still has complicated features of its own...


New Jersey Expands Age Discrimination Protections

On October 5, 2021, Governor, Phil Murphy signed a new law (A681), which amends the New Jersey Law Against Discrimination (NJLAD) to expand age discrimination protections for New Jersey workers who are 70-plus years old. The legislation passed both houses of the Legislature without any no votes.

 

While NJLAD already prohibited age discrimination, an exception existed allowing employers to decide not to hire or promote workers over 70 based on their age. The new law eliminates this exception and further repealed the mandatory retirement age of 70 for tenured professors. The legislation additionally makes it more difficult for a government employer to set a mandatory retirement age...

New Jersey Car Accident Settlement Process, Timeline, and Frequently Asked Questions

New Jersey Car Accident Settlement Process, Timeline, and Frequently Asked Questions

What is a good settlement offer and will I get more settlement money if I hire a personal injury lawyer?

A good settlement offer is as much as you can get, and that is best achieved by hiring a personal injury lawyer. In fact, a study conducted by the Insurance Research Council indicated that people who have suffered bodily injuries in a car accident, win 3.5 times more in settlement money, than those who did not hire a personal injury attorney. The study additionally found that in eighty-five percent (85%) of cases where an insurance company settled an injury claim, the injured individual had hired an attorney...

What happens if you get in a car accident involving Uber, Lyft, DoorDash, Grubhub, or Uber Eats?

What happens if you get in a car accident involving Uber, Lyft, DoorDash, Grubhub, or Uber Eats?

Rideshare Companies (Uber and Lyft)

The million-dollar question, well, in this case, the one-and-a-half-million-dollar question is, can I sue a rideshare company such as Uber or Lyft if the accident was caused by one of their drivers? Well, depending on whether one of these apps was in use at the time of the accident, there may be $1,500,000 available in insurance coverage, along with other favorable conditions regarding New Jersey's verbal threshold/limitation on lawsuit...

Can you sue for injuries after a car accident in New Jersey? An analysis of the verbal threshold (or limitation on lawsuit) and the deemer statute

Can you sue for injuries after a car accident in New Jersey? An analysis of the verbal threshold (or limitation on lawsuit) and the deemer statute

The State of New Jersey has some of the most complex auto accident laws in the country. However, among the scheme of auto accident laws in New Jersey, there are two laws in particular that are widely misunderstood: the verbal threshold (also known as the limitation on lawsuit) and the deemer statute.

 

History of the Verbal Threshold/Limitation on Lawsuit in New Jersey

New Jersey utilizes a "no-fault" law, which was first enacted as part of the New Jersey Automobile Reparation Reform Act. L. 1972, c. 70...

At-will Employment: Does My Employer Need a Reason for Firing Me?

What happens if my employer fired me for no reason?

Employees often have questions regarding their legal rights. One of the most commonly asked questions is: "whether you can sue your employer for firing you for no reason?"

 

New Jersey, like most states, has adopted at-will employment laws, which essentially means that in most cases, an employer can terminate an employee without reason. However, while an employer usually does not have to have a reason for firing an employee, there are exceptions, which are...

How Does Car Insurance Work When You Are Not At Fault?

We last looked at what to do following a New Jersey auto accident while still at the scene of the accident, but how does car insurance work when you are not at fault? Do you call your own insurance or that of the other driver's? Will my premiums rise even if I was not at fault? What if the other driver who was at fault does not have insurance? This post aims to answer all of the commonly asked insurance questions that arise following a car accident where you were not at fault.

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