Empowering Your Negotiations Join OGC Solutions® | Santomassimo Davis LLP on November 3 for its 4th Women’s Roundtable Session There is no question that negotiation is key to getting ahead in the workplace, resolving conflicts, and creating value in business relationships; however, women have historically lagged behind men in utilizing such skills. On November 3,…

Employer Advisory: Responding to the Monkeypox Outbreak By Steven C. DePalma On July 23, 2022, the World Health Organization declared monkeypox a “Public Health Emergency of International Concern” and issued Temporary Recommendations in relation to the outbreak of monkeypox. Soon thereafter, New York Governor Kathy Hochul announced a state disaster emergency declaration and the New…

Precedential OPRA Decision Affects Confidentiality of Special Education Settlements Reached after Litigation By Laura A. Siclari On May 18, 2022, the New Jersey Appellate Division, in a published decision entitled C.E. and B.E. o/b/o K.E. v. Elizabeth Public School District, et al., A-0173-20 (App. Div. May 18, 2022), held that special education settlements entered into…

A Roadmap for the Special Needs College Student Moving from Child Find to Self-Report By Laura A. Siclari IDEA’S Child Find Obligation For disabled students in grades pre-K to 12, many decades of hard-fought advocacy and court battles have yielded a vast body of case law, standards, regulations and guidance governing public school districts’ duties…

The business owners who are featured on the popular TV show “Shark Tank” have nothing on Seton Hall University’s budding entrepreneurs. That was clear earlier than month when Seton Hall University held its 12th annual Pirates Pitch Startup Contest, sponsored by the Stillman School of Business’ Center for Innovation and Entrepreneurship. At the event, six…

Controversial New Jersey Attorney General Memo Claims that Off-Duty Police Officers May Purchase and Consume Marijuana On April 14, 2022, Acting New Jersey Attorney General Matthew Platkin issued a memorandum to all New Jersey police chiefs and directors informing them that law enforcement agencies “may not take any adverse action against any officers because they…

New Federal Law Bars Compelled Arbitration of Sexual Harassment and Sexual Assault Claims On March 3, 2022, with bi-partisan support, President Biden enacted the, “Ending Forced Arbitration of Sexual Assault and Sexual Harassment Act of 2021” to amend the Federal Arbitration Act (“FAA”) to invalidate and render unenforceable pre-dispute arbitration provisions that require mandatory arbitration of…

OGC Solutions’ Newest Partner: Laura Siclari Laura Siclari, OGC Solutions’ newest partner, focuses her practices on the three Es: environmental law, employment law, and education law. On the environmental side, she’s become seasoned at handling environmental law matters for various clients, including a Fortune 500 petroleum company, from regulatory issues and compliance, to the negotiation…

NJ Breastfeeding Mom Wins Settlement through DCR On March 9, 2022, Acting New Jersey Attorney General Matthew Platkin announced that the New Jersey Division on Civil Rights (DCR) had obtained a $195,000 settlement on behalf of a breastfeeding working mother, who was a former corporate marketing director for North Jersey-based manufacturing company VCNY, in connection…

  Calling College Entrepreneurs! “Ask a Lawyer” Virtual Workshop on Startup Business Legal Issues on March 16 at 7:30 p.m. One of the trickiest areas for aspiring entrepreneurs is legal issues. “From selecting the right legal structure to properly protecting a business name, entrepreneurs need to make smart decisions so that their startup is legally…

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