By Karen Mason | Published April 13, 2017 | |
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The firm is please to be a sponsor for the Corner House Foundation benefit “Monte Carlo Casino Night” on April 21 at the Mercer County Boathouse. Corner House is a not-for-profit organization that provides leadership, prevention, treatment and outreach for young people with substance abuse issues. For more information go to www.cornerhousenj.org.Read More
Affordable Housing Professionals of New Jersey is hosting an informational networking mixer at which Ed Schmierer, a Director with the firm and Affordable Housing Professionals of New Jersey (AHPNJ) Board President, will provide an update on the fair share litigation. The AHPNJ is a voice for affordable housing in the State of New Jersey at Read MoreRead More
Kristina Hadinger, a Director with the firm will be a presenter at the annual conference of the Municipal Clerks’ Association of New Jersey on April 26. The course is entitled “OPRA From All Perspectives.” The Association promotes education and training in the Municipal Clerk industry. For more information, go to https://www.njclerks.org/.Read More
Mason, Griffin & Pierson is a sponsor for the April 27th Womanspace “Barbara Boggs Sigmund Award” event honoring Kayla Harrison. Harrison is a two time Olympic Gold athlete. Womanspace is a non-profit organization that provides counseling and housing for women and their families who are impacted by family violence. Firm Director, Edwin Schmierer is a Read MoreRead More
Salma T. Chand, Esq. has become associated with the firm. Ms. Chand earned a J.D. from Seton Hall University School of Law and a B.A. from Rutgers University. Ms. Chand recently served as a member of the New Brunswick Planning Board, and previously as a Law Clerk in the Office of County Counsel for Essex Read MoreRead More
Mason, Griffin & Pierson is a sponsor of the 2015 RUN WITH ROTARY, the Montgomery Rocky-Hill Rotary Club’s annual community charity event scheduled for Sunday, April 30 in Skillman Park, Skillman, NJ. The Run with Rotary offers a 5K road race or a one-mile fun walk-ramble. Register online at www.runwithrotary.orgRead 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."