Preventive Law for Employers

NJ Employment Law

Free checklist on independent contractors

You all know about the state and federal crackdowns on misclassified workers.  To help employers navigate through these waters, Mark Toth, GC at Manpower, Inc.,  has created a free checklist on employee/independent contractor issues.  Click here to view and download it.   As Mark advises, after you have answered the questions, be […]

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Update on Nursing Mothers’ Rights

As I mentioned in a previous post, the new 29 USC §207(r) now requires that the following accommodations must be made by employers for nursing mothers: A reasonable break time for an employee to express breast milk for her nursing child for 1 year after the child’s birth, each time […]

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Coming April 1: New Job Rights for Volunteer First Responders

The New Jersey Emergency Responders Employment Protection Act, (NJSA 40A:14-213 and -214) which goes into effect on April 1, 2010,  bars employers from terminating, dismissing, or suspending an employee who fails to report for work because he or she is serving as a “volunteer emergency responder” who is either: (1) actively […]

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New Jersey Law Against Discrimination Clarified to Include Autisim as Disability

In one of his last acts as Governor, last month Gov. Jon Corzine signed an amendment to our  Law Against Discrimination to expressly include autism spectrum disorders in its definition of disability. This amendment was based on an October 8, 2009 report from the Adults with Autism Task Force. The full […]

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NJ Medical Marijuana Law Creates Employment Questions

Heads up, NJ employers! Last week,  the New Jersey Legislature passed a bill that legalizes marijuana use by patients with certain chronic illnesses.  The bill, which Governor Corzine is expected to sign before leaving office on Tuesday, January 19, 2010, would allow doctors to prescribe marijuana to patients who have been diagnosed with […]

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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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