What is the Fair Labor Standards Act?

The United States has a federal piece of legislation that exists known as the Fair Labor Standards Act. It serves to protect employees from being taken advantage of by their employers. This act sets limits to the number of hours an employee can work, the amount of money they must be paid per hour, and rights [...]

Kinship Guardianship in New Jersey

The Kinship Care Subsidy Program provides financial assistance to certain people caring for their grandchildren, nieces, nephews, or other children. A caregiver may be eligible for the program if she has cared for the child for at least the last 12 months. In order to apply for the subsidy program, the caregiver must file a [...]

Can my spouse see my child if they suffer from substance abuse?

The courts of New Jersey want every child to be able to have a relationship with both of their parents. They do, however, understand that they need to decide what is in the best interests of the children. If one parent has issues with substance abuse, whether it be drugs or alcohol, the courts will [...]

What if I am not paid properly?

When you go to your job, you assume that your employer will pay you for the time that you spend there and the work that you do. There are both state and federal laws that outline how much an employee is supposed to be paid and how much time they are allowed to work under [...]

What should I know about employer retaliation?

When an employee takes a stand against their unsafe or unfair working conditions, or they report an act of discrimination that is occurring in the workplace, they should be free to do so without the fear of retaliation. The people who take a stand against wrongdoings in the workplace are those who are trying to [...]

What is a traditional divorce?

When a person goes into a marriage, they never think that it will end in divorce. However, years down the road, things may change. People have a tendency to grow apart and change over time and now divorce is more common than ever. With higher rates of divorce, there are now more options than ever before [...]

What is there to know about non-compete agreements?

When a business finds success in it's area of practice, it will of course want to protect that success. One of the most common ways to go about this is to file a non-compete agreement. A non-compete agreement essentially prevents another business from entering the same field and creating a competitive business environment with you. [...]

What should I know about registering a patent?

When you believe that you have an idea that may be eligible to obtain a patent, there are a lot of steps that must be taken. One of the most important steps that must be taken in this process is to conduct a patent search. The United States Patent and Trademark Office has a database [...]

I believe I was wrongfully terminated. What can I do?

Though it is unfortunate, we occasionally hear from a potential client who believes they have been fired from their place of employment for a reason unrelated to their job performance. They may believe that they were fired from their workplace because of their gender, sexual orientation, religion, ethnicity or a disability. It is important to know [...]

What factors does equitable distribution consider?

When a couple goes through a divorce, they are faced with the reality that they will have to split up everything they own. This process is known as equitable distribution. A lot of people are under the misconception that equitable distribution means that everything is divided equally between the two parties. This is simply not [...]