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Category Archives: Business

  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. 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…

  4. 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…

  5. “Stay In Jersey” Bill Announced: New Jersey Strikes Back At New York Congestion Tax

    By: Cristina N. Hyde, JD Last month, New Jersey legislators took an important step in solidifying a response to New York’s looming threat of imposing a congestion tax on Garden State commuters.  United States Congressman Josh Gottheimer began sounding the alarm on the Metropolitan Transit Authority’s (MTA) Central Business District Tolling Program (the “Congestion Tax”) as…

  6. DOBI Bulletin No. 22-07: Commissioner Warns Real Estate Licensees to Remain Vigilant

    By: Cristina N. Hyde, JD Early last month, the Department of Banking and Insurance (DOBI) issued Bulletin No. 22-07, warning real estate licensees of the importance of continued compliance with the Real Estate Broker and Salesperson Act (the “Act”). Speaking specifically to those functioning as teams and the brokers of record who are managing them,…

  7. New York Senate Bill S9427A: New State Legislation Poised to Require Pay Transparency

    By: Cristina N. Hyde, JD On June 1, 2022, in an effort to address systemic pay inequity throughout the state, the New York State Legislature passed Senate Bill S9427A.  If signed by Governor Kathy Hochul, the new law will require employers to disclose critical information about compensation when advertising for a new job opportunity, promotion…

  8. Assembly Bill No. 862: New law seeks to ensure service dogs’ access to public places

    By: Cristina N. Hyde, JD   On February 14, 2022, a new law concerning service dogs’ access to public places was approved by the Assembly Law and Public Safety Committee of the New Jersey General Assembly.  Simply put, Assembly Bill No. 862, also known as the Tucker & McKnight Bill, requires employee training concerning access to…

  9. Assembly Bill No. 3950: New Jersey employees must be provided written notice of vehicle tracking devices

    By: Cristina N. Hyde, JD As of April 18, 2022, New Jersey employers must provide notice to workers before tracking their vehicles.  On January 18, 2022, Governor Murphy signed Assembly Bill No.  3950 into law.  Originally presented by its sponsors as a way to support privacy rights of New Jersey employees under the Fourth Amendment of…

  10. Flexibility offered to American Workforce During Pandemic Recovery: How to “post” notices for the virtual or hybrid workplace

    By: Cristina N. Hyde, JD Last week, the Campanella Law Office blog addressed the importance of continued compliance with an employer’s requirement to provide conspicuous notices of employees rights in the workplace; particularly in light of several recent federal and state-level legislative updates.  Of course, complying with many of these requirements has become increasingly difficult as…