By Karen Mason | Published November 3, 2014 | |
- Of Counsel
In March 2014, the NJ Supreme Court directed the NJ Council on Affordable Housing (COAH) to adopt rules and regulations for municipalities to address their obligations for the period 1999-2024. Rules and regulations were proposed and on October 20, 2014 COAH met to consider these for adoption. The deadline for adoption as required by the Read MoreRead More
On November 1 the Friends of the Mary Jacobs Memorial Library Foundation will host its Annual Food and Wine event. Mason, Griffin & Pierson is an event sponsor. The proceeds will benefit the library. For more information go to https://somerset.lib.nj.us/maryjacobs.htmRead More
Kristina P. Hadinger, past President of the New Jersey Institute of Local Government Attorneys (NJILGA), and TrishkaWaterbury Cecil, current NJILGA President, will both be presenting at the NJ League of Municipalities annual convention on November 20. Ms. Hadinger will join a panel of attorneys presenting an update on the Open Public Records Act, and Ms. Read MoreRead More
Mason, Griffin & Pierson is a sponsor for the Friends of Dottie’s House Casino Night. The event will be on Friday, November 14 at Hemingway’s Café in Seaside Heights. Dottie’s House is a not-for-profit organization that provides transitional housing for women and children of domestic violence. For information, go to https://www.dottieshouse.org/.Read More
Elizabeth Zuckerman, Esq. will be conducting a virtual course on October 13, 2020 - Know Your Rights as an Employee. Topics include harassment, hostile work environment and discrimination on the basis of age, race, gender, sexual orientation, disability and other protected statuses. The concept of reasonable accommodation and the interactive process will be explored. There will be discussion regarding the New Jersey whistle-blower law, wage and hour laws, family leave laws, non-compete agreements, new employee protections as a result of COVID-19 and common law claims, such as breach of contract and intentional infliction of emotional distress. In addition, hypothetical employment claims based on real life employment experiences will be discussed. Register at https://www.ssreg.com/princeton/classes/results.asp?code=120.
Edwin W. Schmierer, Esq., a firm Director, will be an instructor for the New Jersey Planning Official’s Planning and Zoning Board members training session in Somerset County on October 3, 2020. Mr. Schmierer chairs the firm’s Government Practice Group and represents a number of land use boards including the Lawrence Township Planning Board and the Zoning Board of Adjustment, Borough of Pennington Joint Planning and Zoning Board of Adjustment and the West Windsor Zoning Board of Adjustment. The New Jersey Planning Officials can be reached at [email protected] for any land use board member interested in attending the training session.
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In a recent decision (Justin Wild v. Carriage Funeral Holdings, Inc.), the New Jersey Supreme Court determined that an employee who is fired for using medical marijuana outside the workplace may bring a claim for disability discrimination under the New Jersey Law Against Discrimination. Mason, Griffin & Pierson Attorney, Elizabeth Zuckerman, who argued the cause for Amicus Curiae National Employment Lawyers Association of New Jersey, stated the "decision is a win for employees who test positive for marijuana due to their lawful use of medical marijuana outside the workplace."