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On May 7 the New Jersey State League of Municipalities will celebrate its 100th anniversary with a banquet at the Hilton in East Brunswick. At the same time, the League will commemorate the retirement of Bill Dressel, the League’s Executive Director, who has forty-one years of service with the organization. Mason, Griffin & Pierson will be a sponsor at the event. The firm has a long association with the League and several attorneys with the firm serve as Assistant and Associate Counsel to the League. Proceeds from the celebration will be used to fund the New Jersey League of Municipalities Educational Foundation. For more information on the League go to www.ljslom.org.
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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.