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All Posts by Kathrine Leach

What Does Boeing Have to do with your Employee Handbook?

On December 14, 2017, the National Labor Relations Board (the “Board”), in The Boeing Co., 365 NLRB 154 (2017), established a new standard for evaluating the validity of employer rules, policies, and handbook provisions under the National Labor Relations Act (the “Act”). Over the last several months, the Board was busy putting together Memorandum GC […]

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The Myth of Reading the Will

What is the “Reading the will”? You know that scene in movies or in television shows where a family gathers in a fancy lawyer’s office and there is a “reading the will”? After the lawyer reads the will (or sometimes turns on a convenient nearby television to show your beloved parent or grandparent’s pre-recorded wishes), […]

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Bringing Fairness to those with Special Needs

Special Needs Fairness Act On December 13, 2017, President Obama signed the 21st Century Cures Act. It already passed in the House and the Senate. This law wants to expand medical research, invest in mental health resources, and combat prescription and opioid drug addiction problems. The 21st Century Cures Act also contains the Special Needs […]

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7 Reasons Why You Should Form a Business

Whether your business is your sole source of income or whether it is something you do on the side, you should have a business entity to protect you. The protections afforded by the corporations and limited liability act are some of the cheapest protections you can  buy to safeguard you and your family from personal liability.

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New Jersey’s “Opportunity to Compete Act” aka “Ban the Box” Law

As of March 1, 2015, New Jersey became the latest state to enact “ban the box” legislation under the Opportunity to Compete Act, N.J.S.A. 34:6B-11 et seq. The Act was approved in August of 2014 and became effective on March 1, 2015. This act is known informally as the “ban the box” law. This new law restricts most employers from requesting criminal history information from job applicants. This will have a huge impact on the hiring practices of employers who fall under the act.

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