Preventive Law for Employers

Kiernan’s Corner

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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Yikes! Another Required Poster is Coming

On September 21, 2012, Governor Christie signed  P.L. 2012, c. 57, which mandates yet another poster in NJ break rooms.   Under the new law, employers with 50 or more workers must not only post, but also annually distribute and get signed acknowledgements for, a notice  “detailing the right to be free […]

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They Said What? How Patterns of Bad Communication Can Lead to Liability

      I will be giving this presentation on Monday, October 22, at 9:15 and then again at 3:45.  Cme on down and see me! Have you ever read a case and thought, “I can’t believe he said that!?” As HR professionals, we’ve all heard of off the wall […]

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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

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New Brunswick, NJ

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

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