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Survey finds that businesses want impasse between Governor, Legislature, resolved

Over 90% of small businesses concerned about vacancies on the State Supreme Court, according to Rutgers-Eagleton Survey TRENTON, N.J. – A recent tide of outrageous lawsuits and vacancies on the State Supreme Court are contributing to a hostile business climate in New Jersey, according to a survey conducted by the Rutgers-Eagleton Institute. Show More Summary

The "Facebook bill" will be heard in the Assembly today - urge legislators to read section 5 before voting!

A-2878, referred to as the “Facebook bill,” would prohibit employers from asking for certain social networking information from employees and prospective employees. The bill’s intention to protect employees’ privacy is laudable; however,...Show More Summary

When a child drinks cologne, by all means, sue the doctor...

It’s a story that’s easy to miss in the post-Sandy, post-Election Day, “fiscal cliff” news cycle, but one that will stick with you for a while after learning about it. A New Jersey appeals court has determined that an emergency roomShow More Summary

Gas cans and natural disasters become the new face of legal reform

The chaos and heartache brought about by Hurricane Sandy forced New Jerseyans to appreciate the utilities and shelter we often take for granted, and incidentally, renewed our appreciation for gasoline and the containers which store it. Show More Summary

Hurricane Sandy Resources: Donate. Volunteer. Get Help.

Volunteering Help is needed in the Northern and Coastal parts of the state to sort donations and dispense meals, flashlights, and toiletries. Jersey Shore Hurricane News has the most up-to-date information about where manpower is most needed, as well as find information about gas stations. Show More Summary

Hurricane Sandy Resources

Our thoughts are with our fellow New Jerseyans and those New Yorkers affected by Hurricane Sandy. Below is a list of resources pertaining to voting, volunteering, donating, and accessing assistance. Voting Eligible voters may cast a ballot at their county clerk’s office during regular business hours today and tomorrow. Show More Summary

Legislative Updates - "Facebook bill" advances, Statute of limitations bill stalls

The State Senate advanced legislation this week that would prohibit employers from asking employees and prospective employees about their social media usage. While intended to protect workers’ privacy, NJLRA and other business advocates...Show More Summary

NJLRA reppin’ it at the Mercer Regional Chamber of Commerce Expo, today at the Sun National Bank Center

Yup, those are bottle openers. Thanks to the New Jersey Supreme Court’s Voss vs. Tranquilino decision, restaurants and their employees may be found liable for injuries they cause to themselves while driving drunk. Also making an appearance...Show More Summary

Be part of the solution!

Hard to believe it, but NJLRA turns 5 this month! And incase you still aren't quite sure what exactly legal reform is all about, here's a message from our Executive Director: Here's to the next five!

Legislative Update – the “Facebook bill”

S-1915, which prohibits employers and prospective employers from requesting access to workers’ social networking accounts, was passed by the full Senate. While NJLRA applauds the sponsors’ intent to protect employees’ privacy, the Senate did not amend Section 5 which would give current and prospective employees new grounds to sue businesses. Show More Summary

Legislative Update

Assemblyman Craig Coughlin (D-Middlesex) introduced legislation which would give judges more discretion in cases involving the New Jersey Consumer Fraud Act. Under current law, the court is required to award threefold the damages sustained by any person in interest and attorneys’ fees, filing fees and reasonable costs if a violation occurs. Show More Summary

Seeing Red All Over

When red is the only color your skin turns, you tend to take note of the sunblock products that work. After all, it’s a bit obvious when a particular line of sunscreen fails. Pictured is one of my personal favorites, Coppertone’s sensitive skin SPF 50. Show More Summary

NJ is Treacherous Ground for Physicians: A Panel Discussion

Ten years ago the Medical Society of New Jersey (MSNJ) worked hard to enact meaningful medical liability reform in New Jersey. Since then, court decisions have gutted key statutes and insurance premiums have skyrocketed. We are now on the brink of a severe doctor shortage as other states enact liability reform and attract new physicians. Show More Summary

Legislative update: “Facebook” bill advances, but new cause of action remains

It’s a sign of the times. Employers want to know who they’re “really” hiring. So they began asking for social networking passwords for an intimate glimpse. Prospective employees were being asked to login during interviews. Students were being denied scholarships over content behind the privacy wall. Show More Summary

NJLRA welcomes Senate Minority Leader Tom Kean, Jr. to Annual Membership Luncheon

Executive Director Marcus Rayner greets Senate Minority Leader Tom Kean (R-Union) at NJLRA's annual Fall Membership Luncheon

U.S. Chamber: New Jersey’s Civil Justice System ranks in bottom half of states for third consecutive year

The most successful corporations in the United States view New Jersey's civil justice climate as worse than most, according to a study released by the U.S. Chamber of Commerce. General Counsels from the nation's leading employers said that thirty-one states do a better job of executing civil cases timely and fairly. Show More Summary

Since it's peak convention season, now is the perfect time to REGISTER to VOTE!

NJ Prosperity Project gets out the vote While we’re all embroiled in patriotism (or nausea, depending on your perspective), now is the time to keep the momentum going and turn your sentiments into action. The deadline to register to vote is October 15th, not Election Day. Click here and follow prompts to register.

Register for NJLRA’s Annual Fall Membership Luncheon!

With fall just around the corner, it’s time to register for NJLRA’s annual Fall Membership Luncheon! This year’s speaker will be Senate Minority Leader Thomas Kean, Jr. It will take place on Thursday, September 13th at noon at the Trenton Country Club. Time flies, so register today! Click here to register online.

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