By Karen Mason | Published November 1, 2017 | |
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Edwin Schmierer, Associate General Counsel for the New Jersey State League of Municipalities (NJLM), will be on a panel at the NJLM convention on November 15, 2017 to discuss the status of affordable housing in New Jersey. The panel will be moderated by East Windsor Township Mayor Janice S. Mironov and is presented in conjunction Read MoreRead More
On November 4 the Friends of the Mary Jacobs Memorial Library Foundation will host Food & Wine of Australia & New Zealand, its 12th 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://somerset.lib.nj.us/maryjacobs.Read More
Lucille Davy will be on a panel at the New Jersey State League of Municipalities convention in Atlantic City. The session is sponsored by the New Jersey Institute of Local Government Attorneys and is entitled OPRA and Right to Know: Recent Developments and Strategies. For more information go to https://www.njslom.org/2017conf/.Read More
Trishka Waterbury Cecil, past President of the New Jersey Institute of Local Government Attorneys (NJILGA), is a presenter at the New Jersey State League of Municipalities Conference in Atlantic City. The seminars, Mandatory Certification Class For New Board Members is sponsored by New Jersey Planning Officials, and 2017 Municipal Law Update is sponsored by New 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.