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  • Understanding the Risks and Benefits of Closing Cost Credits

    Mar 11, 2020

    Whether you are selling your home or looking to buy, it is likely that you will want some clarification regarding a useful but poorly understood tool: the seller assist (a/k/a closing costs concessions, seller credit, or seller’s assist). This tool can benefit either party in the transaction, but also presents risks that should be carefully considered. From the Seller’s point of view, a request for a seller credit may seem like a request to give...
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  • Juvenile Delinquency: What Happens in Juvenile Case?

    Mar 10, 2020

    When an individual who is considered a juvenile commits a crime, they still will face legal consequences, but those consequences tend to be not as severe as if they were an adult. The state of New Jersey has laws and regulations regarding how and when a minor can be arrested and detained. These laws will also affect how their charges are handled in court. Learn more about juvenile crimes below and what you should do...
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  • Can I Sue My NJ Employer for a Hostile Work Environment?

    Feb 28, 2020

    When you work in a hostile work environment, it can affect not only your livelihood, but also your overall job satisfaction. A hostile work environment can make it difficult to do your job well, which can further affect career advancement and income potential. Depending on the level or cause of the hostile work environment, it might be possible to sue your work employer. What Does a Hostile Work Environment Refer to? A hostile work environment...
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  • Protection for Those in Need of Infertility Treatment

    Feb 25, 2020

    Employees struggling with the trials and expenses of infertility may be entitled to insurance coverage for that treatment. The New Jersey Family Building Act, N.J.S.A. 17:48E-35.22, provides certain employees with the right to insurance coverage that covers services relating to infertility, such as medications, surgery, in vitro fertilization, and certain other services. More specifically, the law requires “health service corporation contracts” between insurance companies and certain employers to include coverage for “medically necessary expenses incurred...
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  • Overview of Subcontractor Agreements

    Nov 25, 2019

    Business Owners and Subcontractor Agreements For many small business owners, a verbal agreement and a handshake used to be the norm. However, subcontractor agreements are becoming more and more frequent requirements for doing business. As such, we at Attorneys Hartman, Chartered want to provide you with some general guidance for reviewing these agreements. Subcontractor Agreements Before considering that guidance, there are two important items to consider. First, while these tips are intended to be...
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  • Suspected of Shoplifting – Can a Store Owner Legally Detain You? 

    Nov 19, 2019

    What Happens if You’re Caught Shoplifting? If a store owner suspects someone of shoplifting, the owner may decide to detain that person until law enforcement (or if the person is a minor, his or her parent or guardian) arrives. Shop owners are often justified in detaining suspected shoplifters, especially if the shop owner has proof of the offense, like surveillance video or finding hidden merchandise on the individual. What Is Shoplifting? Shoplifting is a form...
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  • A Brief Guide To Shoplifting Crimes And Civil Consequences

    Oct 24, 2019

    What is Shoplifting? Stealing from stores is a crime so old that the term shoplifting was coined way back in the 17th century. Since then, there have been a variety of laws across all nations and cultures to punish those who take things that they do not want to pay for. In modern America, there are multiple angles to consider when it comes to shoplifting punishments and how to discourage would-be thieves from taking things...
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  • Innocent Intention Or Sexual Harassment?

    Sep 24, 2019

    Overview of Sexual Harassment Sexual harassment is a type of discrimination prohibited by employment laws on both state and federal levels. But when it comes to analyzing human behavior, things can get tricky. What if a fellow employee, manager, or someone else in the workplace says something or commits an action without intending to harass someone? Here is a short guide to sexual harassment in the workplace and how these issues are evaluated. Sexual...
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  • Significant Law Change to DUI/DWIs in New Jersey

    Aug 27, 2019

    New Changes to DUI Convictions in NJ In August 2019, Governor Phil Murphy enacted a new law that reduces the length of license suspension for first-time convictions of DWI/DUI in New Jersey. The suspension terms have been significantly reduced in favor of an expansion of the mandatory use of an ignition interlock device. The Governor relied upon the idea that the State needed to deter drunk driving without negatively impacting citizens’ ability to take care...
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  • Whistleblower Protection for Employees Reporting after Being Fired

    Jul 25, 2019

    What is Whistleblowing? When an employee makes the decision to “blow the whistle” on unethical or illegal conduct they witness from their employer, the employee faces the risk of retaliation from their employer for the employee’s whistleblowing. Retaliation can be something as simple as receiving undesirable assignments, or can be as severe as termination from employment. The fear of retaliation can keep many employees of good conscience quiet in the face of unethical, illegal, or...
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