NJ Supreme Court Issues Opinion in Balducci Case

Posted on January 29, 2020 in Employment Discrimination by

On Wednesday, October 24, 2019, the New Jersey Supreme Court heard oral arguments in Balducci v. Cige, a case concerning lawyer retainer agreements. Attorney Benjamin Folkman argued the case on behalf of the New Jersey Association for Justice, the state’s principal plaintiffs’ bar group, as amicus.  The Balducci case concerned lawyer retainer […]

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“Crown Act” Signed into Law Banning Discrimination Based on Hairstyle or Texture

Posted on December 27, 2019 in Civil Rights by

On December 19, 2019, Governor Phil Murphy signed into law a bill entitled the “Create a Respectful and Open Workspace for Natural Hair Act” or “CROWN Act”, which amends the Law Against Discrimination (“LAD”) and prohibits discrimination in the workplace and schools based on hairstyle or texture that is attributed […]

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