Preventive Law for Employers

Kiernan’s Corner

All about partial unemployment

In an attempt to save jobs in these tough times, some employers have been forced to reduce hours for full-time workers.  Did you know that people who work part-time may be entitled to partial  unemployment benefits?   Well, they are in New Jersey, at any rate.  Maguire v. Bd. of Review, 2007 N.J. […]

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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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Buddha’s Blog Policy

I just finished re-doing Fair Measures’ E-Mail=Evidence webinar  and their Internet and E-mail Policy and Procedure to include social media.  In the process, I came across this insightful post on The Blog Herald:  “Blogging is Better With Buddha” If employees and employers all  followed the principles of Right Speech, Right Action, […]

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"Misconduct" to be re-defined in NJ unemployment law

The NJ Department of Labor and Workforce Development is proposing to re-define “misconduct” in unemployment law, based on a case that came down when I was still in diapers. Here’s the info, from 41 N.J.R. 3781 The Department is proposing to amend N.J.A.C. 12:17-10.2, so as to replace the existing […]

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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.

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