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The Annual New Jersey State League of Municipalities Conference is held in Atlantic City on November 13, 14 & 15, 2018. Three Mason, Griffin & Pierson attorneys will be presenting at the conference.
Edwin Schmierer, Director with the firm and Assistant Counsel to the New Jersey State League of Municipalities, is on a panel for the seminar, “Inherently Beneficial, Inherently Problematic”. The seminar is scheduled for November 13 and is sponsored by New Jersey Planning Officials. For more information go to www.njpo.org.
Trishka Waterbury Cecil, of Counsel with the firm and past-President of the New Jersey Institute of Local Government Attorneys (NJILGA), is a presenter at four seminars: “New Board Member Training” on November 13, “Elected Officials Primer: Ethics, OPMA, OPRA & Civility” on November 14, OPMA/Civility/Administration of Public Meetings” on November 15, and “2018 Municipal Law Update” on November 15. For more information go to www.njpo.org., or https://www.njslom.org/300/Conference.
Sharon Dragan, of Counsel with the firm and a Trustee with The New Jersey Institute of Local Government Attorneys (NJILGA) is a presenter at the seminar “SADC/Agricultural Properties: Green Acres/Open Space Issues, ROSI Consequences” is scheduled for November 15 and is sponsored by the New Jersey Institute of Local Government Attorneys. For more information go to https://www.njilga.org/.
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."