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Providing a Smoke-Free Work Environment in New Jersey

The Smoke-Free Air Act of 2006, a law enacted by the New Jersey legislature, prohibits smoking in any indoor public building, facility or place, as well as in the work environment. A business or individual who violates the law can be subject to hefty fines, from $250 for the first offense to $1,000 … [Read more...]

Choosing the Right Legal Structure for Your Business

One of the most critical decisions to make when you are setting up a new business enterprise is the choice of legal structure. There are tax and liability implications to the different forms, and some are far easier to administer and maintain than others. Here's an overview of the choices available. … [Read more...]

Facts about Wills in New Jersey

If you haven't put together an estate plan of any kind—a means of ensuring the orderly distribution of your property in the event of your death—a will may be exactly what you need to have the peace of mind that everything will go where you want it to go, and that you'll minimize the loss of your … [Read more...]

Failure to Disclose Issues Under the New Jersey Consumer Fraud Act

The state of New Jersey has one of the toughest consumer fraud statutes in the country. With broad application, the law defines fraud to include more than just the "intentional misrepresentation of fact," as traditionally construed. In New Jersey, you can also be found liable for consumer fraud if … [Read more...]

Community Association Rules – By-Laws vs. Covenants, Conditions and Restrictions (CC&Rs)

When you purchase a residence in a planned community, whether it's a town home, a condominium or a single family home, you will probably be required as a part of your purchase to belong to and abide by certain rules set by a homeowners' association (HOA). The documents you sign will likely include … [Read more...]

Home Improvement Construction Fraud – HOA Concerns

The state of New Jersey takes home improvement construction fraud seriously. Under the provisions of the New Jersey Consumer Fraud Act, any loss that a homeowner incurs because of fraud by a home improvement contractor can be tripled in a lawsuit to recover damages. In addition, the statute allows … [Read more...]

April is National Donate Life Month

Instituted by Donate Life America in 2003, National Donate Life Month (NDLM) is an annual event that devotes an entire month to encouraging organ, eye, and tissue donation as well as celebrating the donors who make life-saving transplants possible. Currently, there are an estimated 123,000 men, … [Read more...]

Bergen, Passaic County contractors face charges in Lyndhurst sting

Five local contractors are among a dozen facing either criminal charges or civil violations as the result of a sting by state and Bergen County authorities. Read the Full Article at … [Read more...]

Recent Changes to the Construction Lien Law

by: Jared M. Lans, Esq. In January, 2011, New Jersey enacted revisions to the New Jersey Construction Lien Law ( N.J.S.A. 2A:44A-1, et seq.) including several significant changes in the residential and tenant contexts. Most of these changes benefit contractors, subcontractors and suppliers entitled … [Read more...]

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