At 3:30 a.m., there is not typically a lot of traffic on an average New Jersey roadway. Then again, just because it is the wee hours of a morning does not necessarily mean the roads would be empty either. A recent motor vehicle collision happened at such an hour. It is the type of case that often leads to civil litigation because there were multiple fatalities and injuries.
People all over New Jersey take great pride in their jobs. While most businesses appreciate the work that their employees do, there are those who do not honor employer obligations mandated by law. This includes fair wages for work, appropriate meal and rest breaks and the assurance that protected classes will not experience workplace discrimination. Several Amazon employees say that they were fired for being pregnant, which is, by law, a protected status. These workers are now pursing civil litigation in the hopes of holding their former employer accountable.
An ongoing investigation in another state involves serious allegations against a company that has been offering bond assistance services to detained immigrants. Many believe the company has been preying upon unsuspecting victims by committing allegedly deceptive, unfair and abusive practices. New Jersey immigrants who believe their rights have been violated may pursue justice through the civil litigation process, just as some of those involved in this particular situation may wind up doing.
In a series of posts, our blog has been examining eviction here in New Jersey, providing some much-needed guidance to both landlords and tenants on a process that can often seem arcane to the uninitiated.
While everyone knows they need to execute a last will and testament, they often put it off owing to concerns about money or the inability to find time in their busy schedules. Indeed, even those with plenty of money and time on their hands may nevertheless prove hesitant to address this topic owing to their discomfort with the topic of death and dying.
In a post last month, our blog began discussing how even though disputes between landlords and tenants are commonplace and frequently culminate in threats of eviction, both parties need to understand that this action cannot be taken without obeying the letter of the law -- in this case the New Jersey Anti-Eviction Act.
For landlords, there is nothing more important than protecting their investment, meeting the needs of their tenants and, of course, collecting monthly rent checks. Similarly, for tenants, there is nothing more important than feeling secure in their building, knowing their unit is in good working order and, of course, paying their monthly rent to secure their living arrangements.