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
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.