Preventive Law for Employers

Kiernan’s Corner

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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Employment Law During Lent

When I was growing up in Catholic school, they told us that you couldn’t give up work for Lent.  I haven’t checked with the Vatican to see if that’s still  true, but I just read a fascinating blog post, “Lent, Catholicism, Religious Accommodations”,  discussing the case law on  accommodating Catholic […]

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Top Ten Ways to Keep Legal Bills Low

You’ve seen the headlines: Unemployment Remains High! Record Number of Discrimination Claims Filed! So what will you do if your business is served with a wage claim, wrongful discharge lawsuit,or discrimination charge? As a practitioner of preventive law for employers, I have some suggestions that will help keep down your […]

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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

The Law Office of Ann F. Kiernan is located at

210 New York Avenue
New Brunswick, NJ

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

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