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  1. New Breastfeeding Legislation: New York Gives Nursing Employees a Room of Their Own

    By: Cristina N. Hyde, JD On December 9, 2022, Governor Kathy Hochul signed new legislation expanding accommodations provided to private sector employees for expressing breastmilk in the workplace.  Supporting the rights of all New Yorkers to have a safe, hygienic, and convenient place to nurse, Senate Bill S4844B aligns the accommodations that private businesses must provide…

  2. Gina L. Campanella, Esq. Receives 2023 AVVO Clients’ Choice Award

    Campanella Law Office is proud to announce that Avvo has, once again, awarded our principal attorney, Gina L. Campanella, the prestigious Clients’ Choice Award for providing outstanding legal service.  This is the eighth year in a row that Ms. Campanella has received this honor. Founded to help people find good lawyers, Avvo provides consumers detailed information…

  3. Proposed FTC Rule Seeks to Promote Economic Liberty: Why Your Noncompete Clause May No Longer be Enforceable

    By: Cristina N. Hyde, JD Last Thursday, the Federal Trade Commission proposed a Non-Compete Clause Rule (the “proposed rule”) that would broadly ban the use of noncompete clauses in employment agreements.  The typical noncompete agreement prevents individuals from working for a competing employer, or starting a competing business, after their employment ends. They also often…

  4. Lifestyle Medicine: NYC and ACLM Resolve to Combat Epidemic of Chronic Disease

    By: Cristina N. Hyde, JD “Chronic diseases are not part of your DNA; they are part of your dinner.”  – New York City Mayor, Eric Adams Last month, the New York City Mayor held a press conference with the American College of Lifestyle Medicine (ACLM) where he announced a $44,000,000 initiative to offer foundational lifestyle…

  5. Restricting Restrictive Covenants: New Legislation Poised to Narrow the Scope of Permissible Restrictions in New Jersey Employment Contracts

    By: Cristina N. Hyde, JD Earlier this year, on May 2, 2022, several New Jersey assemblymen proposed new legislation restricting the scope of non-compete agreements, restrictive covenants, and no-poach agreements in employment contracts.  Recognizing that these restrictions often prohibit competition, impede the development of business, and drive skilled workers to other jurisdictions, Assembly Bill No….

  6. Bought a New Home? Don’t Forget to Update Your Estate Plan.

    By: Cristina N. Hyde, JD As a rule, all adults should have a written plan in place that clearly defines their wishes regarding the distribution of their property.  This plan, known as an estate plan, is meant to provide clear instructions regarding the distribution of wealth in the event an individual is involved in a…

  7. Non-Compete and Non-Solicitation Clauses: Why Restrictive Covenants are Uniquely Prohibited from Inclusion in Psychologist Employment Agreements

    By: Cristina N. Hyde, JD Entering an employment contract can be stressful; especially for health care professionals where restrictive covenants are involved. Generally, such restrictions in employment contracts are permissible.  However, in New Jersey, psychologists are a unique subset of health care providers who are prohibited from having non-compete or non-solicitation clauses in their employment…

  8. Consistency is Key: How LLC Operating Agreement Language Can Unintentionally Thwart Estate Planning Intentions

    By: Cristina N. Hyde, JD When drafting incorporating documents, small businesses are commonly encouraged to consider business succession issues upon the death of one of its members.  However, many often do not realize that consistency between an operating agreement and an estate plan is extremely important. In many cases, if a conflict arises between an…

  9. Assembly Bill No. 4521: Savage decision regarding Non-Disparagement Clauses Prompts New Legislation

    By: Cristina N. Hyde, JD Last May, in the case of Savage v. Township of Neptune, the New Jersey Appellate Division determined that a 2019 amendment to the New Jersey Law Against Discrimination (NJLAD), prohibiting non-disclosure or confidentiality provisions in employment contracts and settlement agreements, did not extend to the inclusion of non-disparagement clauses. Four…

  10. United States Department of Labor Proposes New Rule to Help Determine Independent Contractor Status

    By: Cristina N. Hyde, JD Last week, the Wage and Hour Division of the United States Department of Labor (DOL) issued a proposed a new rule meant to modify the existing regulations governing the classification of workers as either independent contractors or employees under the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA). The distinction between the two…