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
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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."
Jeanne-Marie Scollo has become an Associate with Mason, Griffin & Pierson, P.C. She earned her J.D from Touro College Jacob D. Fuchsberg Law Center. She is a member of the firm's Local Government Law and Litigation Practice Groups. Ms. Scollo brings over nine years of previous legal experience to the firm. She served as Deputy County Counsel for Middlesex County from 2014 to 2019 and was previously a solo practitioner in New Brunswick. Ms. Scollo is admitted in New Jersey and New York and is a member of the New Jersey Institute of Local Government Attorneys, Mercer County, Middlesex County, and New Jersey State Bar Associations.