By Karen Mason | Published October 6, 2016 | |
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From the American Cancer Society’s website: In the weeks leading up to Denim Day, rally your friends and coworkers to donate $5 or more to wear jeans to work on Friday, October 7. Money raised will support the American Cancer Society’s mission to save lives from breast cancer. Since Denim Day began in 1996, participants Read MoreRead More
Womanspace’s Annual Communities of Light Event (December 5) is a public awareness project and fundraising campaign to benefit victims and survivors of domestic violence and sexual assault. The Launch event will take place at 5:30 on October 25 at D&R Greenway Land Trust in Princeton. Edwin Schmierer, Director with Mason, Griffin & Pierson is a Read MoreRead More
The firm is a sponsor of the annual Megan Nicole Kanka Foundation’s Fifteenth Annual Casino Nite on October 22 at the Nottingham Ball Room in Hamilton Township, New Jersey. The foundation supports child safety awareness programs. For more information go to www.megannicolekankafoundation.org.Read More
The Princeton Family YMCA holds its Centennial Awards event on October 27. The awards recognize individuals in the community who demonstrate outstanding commitment to community service. Mason, Griffin & Pierson is a sponsor of the event and Ms. Grodd Schragger is a member of the event steering committee. For more information, go to https://princetonymca.org/.Read More
Have you ever experienced discrimination in the workplace? Do you know your rights as an employee? This class will explore topics including: sexual harassment; discrimination on the basis of age, race, disability, or other protection classifications; medical marijuana in the workplace; whistle-blower claims; NJ’s newly enacted Wage Theft Act; the difference between the Federal and State family leave acts; and other laws that protect employees. We will discuss hypothetical employment claims based on real life employment experiences. Update: This course will also cover new employee protections available due to COVID-19.
The instructor for this course is Mason, Griffin & Pierson attorney, Elizabeth Zuckerman, Esq., who has been practicing employment law in Princeton for 30 years.
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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.