By Karen Mason | Published November 18, 2016 | |
- Of Counsel
Sharon A. Dragan has been named Of Counsel to the firm. Ms. Dragan received a J.D. from Seton Hall University School of Law where she served as Bureau Editor for the Seton Hall Legislative Bureau. Ms. Dragan is the Attorney for the Township of Readington, Attorney for Alexandria Township, and Special Open Space Counsel for Read MoreRead More
Shawn Neufeld, a Director with the firm, has been named as Player Agent for the Montgomery Township Baseball League. The Non-Board role is appointed by the League President and is based on the Agent’s reputation for fairness. The Agent’s position is to oversee and maintain balance and impartiality, and promote welfare amongst the players and Read MoreRead More
Kristina Hadinger and Trishka Cecil, both past Presidents of the New Jersey Institute of Local Government Attorneys (NJILGA), are presenters at the New Jersey State League of Municipalities Conference in Atlantic City. On November 15, Ms. Cecil is an instructor for a seminar sponsored by New Jersey Planning Officials, Mandatory Certification Class For New Board Read MoreRead More
The firm is a sponsor of the Kids Bridge Tenth Annual Humanitarian Awards Celebration on Thursday, November 3 at the Trenton Country Club. The organization teaches children and teens in New Jersey how to combat bullying and discrimination through empowerment, empathy and respect. For more information go to www.kisdbridgecenter.orgRead More
On November 5 the Friends of the Mary Jacobs Memorial Library Foundation will host Food & Wine of Italy, it’s 11th Annual Food and Wine Fundraiser. Mason, Griffin & Pierson is sponsoring this wonderful gathering. The proceeds will benefit the library. For more information go to https://maryjacobs.org/.Read More
On October 14, 2016, Governor Chris Christie signed legislation raising the gas tax by 23 cents a gallon. As a part of that same legislation, the New Jersey estate tax will be phased out over the next fifteen months. Under current law, and through the end of calendar year 2016, the threshold for the application 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."