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…

Should You Reassess Your Company’s Insurance Coverage? (Spoiler alert: The answer is yes)   In the past two years, the COVID-19 pandemic has caused most business leaders to re-evaluate nearly all facets of their businesses. But there’s one area that some may forget to reassess: insurance coverage. “A lot of businesses have changed their footprint…

New Jersey Removes Age Discrimination Claim Limitations to Protect Employees 70 Years Old or Older   In order to provide further protections to New Jersey’s aging workforce, on October 5, 2021, Governor Phil Murphy signed into law amendments to the New Jersey Law Against Discrimination (NJLAD), expanding state law protection against age discrimination for those…

Employer Labor & Employment Issues In 2022 There’s no doubt that companies have faced incredible challenges over the past 18 months. COVID-19. A shift to remote working. A new president who’s vowed to be “the most pro-Union president you’ve ever seen.” The result? “If you’re leading a company right now, it’s time for a serious…

Comparative advertising has been around for years. Remember the Pepsi Challenge? It shifted the cola landscape after decades of Coke holding the #1 spot. Comparative advertising campaigns like the legendary one waged by PepsiCo can be highly effective, but they’re not without legal risk.  “Comparative advertising is a very tricky area,” says Anthony Davis, a…

While federal COVID vaccine mandates are tied up in the courts, many businesses are left wondering how to update their company’s vaccine policies as they head into 2022. “A lot of business owners feel like they’re left in limbo,” says Christopher Santomassimo, founding partner at Santomassimo Davis LLP | Outside General Counsel Solutions®, a New Jersey-based firm with…

Effective on May 7, 2022, New York employers must begin providing notice to new employees when they “monitor or otherwise intercept” an employee’s telephone conversations, emails, internet access, or internet usage. While this law does not prohibit the monitoring of employee communications or other device-related monitoring, it does require advanced notice combined with acknowledgments from…

OGC Solutions Legal Alert: How to Recover After a Ransomware Attack Here’s a sobering thought: Ransomware attacks have doubled since the first half of 2021 as bad actors continue to find new ways to dodge security layers. Cybersecurity experts say it’s inevitable that most companies will face a ransomware attack at some point.  While corporate…

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