Preventive Law for Employers

NJ Employment Law

Good News for Employers! Disloyal Employee Forced to Repay Salary

The “faithless servant doctrine” may sound old-fashioned, but it can be a powerful tool for employers that are the victims of disloyal employees. This 19th century remedy allows companies to get back the salary and other compensation paid to the bad apple. Why? The courts have reasoned that the wrongdoer […]

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Your Guide to Employment Recordkeeping

Jon Hyman, Esq., of the always-excellent Ohio Employer’s Law Blog, has put out a handy-dandy cheat sheet on employment recordkeeping.   He wrote it for Ohio, which has a 6-year statute of limitations for employment discrimination claims (as opposed to NJ’s 2 years)  I have adapted it here for Garden State […]

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Updated List of NJ Posters Now Available

      Here, updated for 2015, is the list of NJ and federal employment law poster requirements.  I’ve added distribution and acknowledgement requirements, as well. All of the posters are available for free from the State and the Feds, so why pay a poster company big $$$ for them?  […]

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Violence Victims Entitled to Job Leave

On October 1, 2013, the New Jersey Security and Financial Empowerment Act, commonly known as the “NJ SAFE Act,” went into force.  The new law allows an eligible employee to take 20 days of unpaid leave during a 12-month period in the event the employee or the employee’s child, parent, spouse, domestic […]

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Disaster Unemployment Benefits for NJ’s Sandy Victims

I learned today about a federal program providing  special unemployment benefits for people—even the self-employed—who cannot work because of Sandy.  This may be important for you, friends, family and/or employees.  Here’s the link: Hope you and your families have made it through the superstorm with minimal inconvenience.    

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Who is Ann Kiernan?

Ann Kiernan is an employment lawyer who has been practicing law in New Jersey for more than 30 years. She represents only employers and management and regularly provides management training companies big and small. Employment law is constantly changing, and Ann is familiar how these changes affect employers. To keep up-to-date and learn what issues are currently affecting businesses and employers in New Jersey, read the blog.

Contacting Ann Kieran

The Law Office of Ann F. Kiernan is located at

210 New York Avenue
New Brunswick, NJ

Ann may be reached via telephone at 732-846-3201 and email.

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