Preventive Law for Employers

Kiernan’s Corner

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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The REAL Costs of Harassment and Discrimination

Consulting group The Network has put together a new infographic highlighting the true costs of workplace issues such as retaliaiton, discrimination, and harassment. Some of the disturbing statistics they report: Two-thirds of workers say that they have no idea what their companies’ harassment and discrimination policies are! 25%  of employees said they’ve experienced […]

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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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Update on New NJ Gender Equity Poster

We told you about this new poster last fall, but the Department of Labotr and Workforce Development has not yet issued the fonal regulations that will put the new posting requirement in effect. In the meantime, here’s the text of the proposed notice: Right to be Free of Gender Inequity […]

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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.

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