Preventive Law for Employers


Do you routinely decline to contest unemployment eligibility? Not anymore, under new NJ law

Sometimes, employers decide not to contest a departing employee’s request for unemployment compensation.  Often, employers don’t bother responding to inquries from the New Jersey Division of Unemployment and Temporary Disability Insurance because there is a severance agreement in which an employer agrees not to contest a departing employee’s request for unemployment benefits. But […]

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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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Criminal Convictions Can Lead to Unemployment

Kiernan’s Corner  is happy to feature a guest post this time, by  my NJ Attorneys List collegaue Adam Rosenblum:  Studies have shown that criminal convictions make it much harder to secure employment and, quite often, are a factor employers consider when firing people. When you take this into consideration, along with […]

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Jailed worker held ineligible for unemployment

Crystal  Mandall was a dental assistant, working at a New Jersey  dental pratice for 2 1/2 years.  She was arrested on criminal charges unrelated to work, and jailed for almost 2 weeks.  While she was in jail, she was terminated and a replacement was hired. When she got out of jail, […]

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New NJ Law Bars Discrimination Against the Unemployed

Effective June 1, 2011, New Jersey will have a law that bars employers from advertising that the unemployed  need not apply. The new statute, N.J.S.A. 34:8B-1, prohibits an employer from publishing in print or on the Internet a job listing providing that the job qualifications include current employment; that jobless applicants will not be […]

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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.

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New Brunswick, NJ

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

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