By Karen Mason | Published February 4, 2016 | |
- Of Counsel
Edwin Schmierer is on the faculty for the Mandatory Training Programs for Planning Boards, Zoning Boards of Adjustment & Combined Boards. The program is offered by New Jersey Planning Officials on February 27 at Voorhees High School in Glen Gardner. For more information go to https://njpo.org/.Read More
Kristina P. Hadinger, a firm Director, has been named Deputy Counsel to the League of Municipalities. The New Jersey State League of Municipalities is an association that assists communities to self-govern successfully. The organization has been serving local officials since 1915. For more information go to https://www.njslom.org/.Read More
Edwin Schmierer, a firm Director, has become President of the Affordable Housing Professionals of New Jersey, a professional organization that supports affordable housing through dialogue, ethical standards, education, advocacy and policy guidance. For more information go to https://ahpnj.org/.Read More
The firm is pleased to support Princeton Nursery School’s “Hoe Down Goes… La Dolce Vita Italiana” event on February 26, 2016. Victoria D. Britton, an Associate with the firm, is a board member of Princeton Nursery School. The non-profit school is dedicated to providing quality preschool education for an affordable tuition. The event will be Read MoreRead 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."