Preventive Law for Employers

Kiernan’s Corner

Don’t Ignore New Hire Reporting!

In the past two weeks,  two different clients–one old, one new– told me that  they had never heard of  new hire reporting.  So, I figured it was  time for a blog post on the subject.  Here are the basics: Under New Jersey and the federal law, all public, private, non-profit,  and government […]

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NLRB posting rule enjoined–April 30 deadline cancelled

A little-known fact is that National Labor Relations Act covers all employers enagged in interstate commerce–not just union shops.  Last year, the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) issued a rule that would require all employers subject to the Act to post notices informing employees of their rights under the NLRA.  The orginal deadline […]

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More tips to keep your legal bills low

Recently I gave employers five tips on how to keep your legal bills down and help your lawyer present the best case for your business.  Here are five more: 6: Protect attorney-client confidentiality The attorney-client privilege protects the confidentiality of conversations, meetings, emails, and other communications between you and your […]

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FMLA Update–Supreme Court Report

In Coleman v. Ct. of Appeals,, (3/20/12)   the US Supreme Court ruled 5-4 that state employees cannot sue for money damages if their FMLA right to medical leave (for their own serious health condition) is violated.   The Court’s decision was based on the states’ Eleventh Amendment immunity to suits […]

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

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