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Attorneys Schmierer, Cecil & Dragan on Conference Panels

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 http://www.njilga.org/.

  • Dragan Named Director with MG&P

    Sharon A. Dragan has been named Director and Shareholder with Mason, Griffin & Pierson. Sharon received a J.D. from Seton Hall University School of Law where she served as Bureau Editor for the Seton Hall Legislative Bureau and is admitted to practice law in New Jersey and Pennsylvania. She practices in the areas of local government law, zoning and land use law, real estate law, and estate law. Sharon is Attorney for the Township of Readington, Attorney for Alexandria Township, Attorney for Delaware Township and Attorney for Special Open Space Counsel of West Amwell Township. In her continued service to the legal profession, Sharon served on the District XIII Ethics Committee for several years, the committee that acts as the investigative and prosecutorial arm of the Supreme Court of New Jersey in discharging the Court's constitutional responsibility to supervise and discipline New Jersey attorneys. Sharon is a Trustee of the New Jersey Institute of Local Government Attorneys, a professional organization with the purpose of promoting education and professionalism among local government attorneys. She is a member of the Hunterdon County, New Jersey State and Pennsylvania State Bar Associations.


    MG&P Supports Local Youth Basketball

    Mason, Griffin & Pierson continues its support of youth basketball programs in the community. For more information on the Dillon Youth Basketball League go to the Princeton Recreation Department at www.leaguelineup.com

    For information on the Montgomery Basketball Association go to www.montgomerybasketball.com

  • New Jersey Paid Sick Leave Act is Now in Effect

    In May of this year, New Jersey joined the growing number of states to enact paid sick leave laws. The New Jersey Paid Sick Leave Act is currently in effect and below you will find certain information that is important for all New Jersey employers to understand.

    Who Does it Affect?
    The Act applies to New Jersey employers of all sizes, including businesses that are based elsewhere but have employees located in New Jersey. While several New Jersey municipalities already had paid sick leave ordinances, this new state law preempts them, meaning they no longer apply and employers throughout the state are now subject to one consistent set of requirements.

    The Act does not apply to a few narrow categories of employees: (1) construction industry employees working under collective bargaining agreements; (2) per diem health care employees; or (3) public employees who are already provided with sick leave with full pay pursuant to any other state law, rule, or regulation.
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    Montgomery Township Education Foundation

    Mason, Griffin & Pierson is pleased to sponsor Montgomery Township Education Foundation. The Foundation's fundraiser takes place on the evening of February 23 at Cherry Valley Country Club in Skillman, New Jersey. The Foundation is an independent, non-profit organization set up to support strategic programs for the benefit of the Montgomery Township public school children.

    For more information go to one.bidpal.net/mtefcomedynight