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Third Circuit holds that only “material” representations by a debt collector are actionable under the FDCPA

On July 24, 2015 by Schnader in Finance

By Stephen J. Shapiro Joining a national trend, the United States Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit recently held that a plaintiff must allege more than just a misleading representation to prevail on a claim under the Fair Debt Collections Practices Act (FDCPA). Rather, a plaintiff must allege that the […]

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NJ Supreme Court Advises Courts to Follow NJDOL Test for Determining Employee vs. Independent Contractor Status for Wage Disputes

On January 28, 2015 by Schnader in Labor and Employment

By Harris Neal Feldman In Hargrove v. Sleepy’s LLC, the New Jersey Supreme Court recently held that the legal test for determining employee status under New Jersey unemployment compensation laws should also be used to determine employee status in state wage and hour disputes. The state Department of Labor has long […]

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Mandatory Paid Sick Leave Approved in New Jersey’s Trenton, Montclair

On November 5, 2014 by Schnader in Labor and Employment

By Harris Neal Feldman Residents of both Trenton and Montclair voted to approve mandatory paid sick leave by employers in their respective municipalities, bringing the total number of municipalities in New Jersey that now have mandatory paid sick leave laws to eight.  The other six municipalities are East Orange, Irvington, Jersey […]

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NJ “Ban the Box” Law Restricts Employers from Inquiring about Criminal Records of Prospective Employees During Initial Application Process

On August 12, 2014 by Schnader in Labor and Employment

By Harris Neal Feldman New Jersey Governor Chris Christie signed The Opportunity to Compete Act (A-1999) on August 11, 2014, barring private employers from asking prospective employees about their criminal records during the initial job application process – whether as a part of the employment application or by oral inquiry. This […]

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