By Karen Mason | Published October 5, 2017 | |
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Director Shawn Neufeld recently participated in a golf outing at Cherry Valley Country Club that raised funds for Advancing Opportunities. Mr. Neufeld made a remarkable fifty-foot putt, and garnered $5,000 for the organization. Advancing Opportunities is a non-profit that provides services to people with disabilities. For more information go to https://advopps.org/.Read More
The firm is a sponsor for the Police Benevolent Association #355 Golf Outing. The outing is at Cherry Valley Country Club in Skillman, New Jersey on October 9. For more information go to www.montgomerypba.org.Read More
Mason, Griffin & Pierson is a sponsor of the annual Megan Nicole Kanka Foundation’s Fifteenth Annual Casino Nite on October 21 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
Womanspace’s Annual Communities of Light Event in December 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 24 at D&R Greenway Land Trust in Princeton. Edwin Schmierer, Director with Mason, Griffin & Pierson is a Read MoreRead More
The Princeton Family YMCA holds its Centennial Awards event on October 26. The awards recognize individuals in the community who demonstrate outstanding commitment to community service. Mason, Griffin & Pierson is a sponsor for the event. For more information, go to https://princetonymca.org/.Read More
Mason, Griffin & Pierson is pleased to be a sponsor at the Philly Pops concert to benefit The Foundation of Morris Hall/St. Lawrence, Inc. The Foundation provides skilled nursing, out patient health care, and rehabilitation. The concert will be at the Patriots Theater, Trenton War Memorial. For information and tickets go to https://morrishall.org/about-us/foundation/.Read More
The firm is pleased to be a sponsor at the Big Brothers Big Sisters Mercer October 19 fundraiser event at Greenacres Country Club. The event features food and wine tastings, music and will honor individuals who have helped volunteer their time and commitment to make BBBS Mercer a success. For more information go to www.bbbsmercer.org.Read More
The American Cancer Society’s yearly fundraiser urges all to donate $5 and wear jeans to work on Friday, October 6. Money raised will support the American Cancer Society’s mission to save lives from breast cancer. The staff at Mason, Griffin & Pierson and the firm is proud to support the fundraiser. For more information go 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."