One Year in NYC Prison Costs as Much as a 4-Year Ivy League Education

October 3, 2013 · by rosenblumlawfirm · in

$167,731—that’s roughly the cost of an Ivy League education, and according to New York City’s Independent Budget Office, that’s how much NYC’s Department of Correction spent per inmate, per year in 2012. That comes to $460 per day for each of the 12,287 average daily inmates that were in New York’s custody. If that number […]

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NJ Court Says: Send a Text Message to a Driver & YOU Could Be Liable

September 3, 2013 · by rosenblumlawfirm · in

New Jersey courts are taking the consequences of texting and driving – or, more specifically, texting someone who is driving – to a whole new level. It is common knowledge that it is against the law to text and drive. Last Tuesday, a state appeals court found in Kubert vs. Best that if a driver […]

Groundbreaking NJ SAFE Bill Grants Workers Domestic Violence Leave

August 28, 2013 · by rosenblumlawfirm · in

Governor Chris Christie recently signed into law the New Jersey Security and Financial Empowerment Act (NJ SAFE). This landmark law will provide victims of domestic violence and sexual assault with the right to take unpaid leave. On October 1, 2013, the law will take effect and start providing eligible employees with unpaid time off to […]

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Landmark NJ Supreme Court Ruling on Employment Discrimination Announced

August 12, 2013 · by rosenblumlawfirm · in

In a groundbreaking decision, the New Jersey Supreme Court recently strengthened the force of the law pertaining to workplace discrimination. The NJ Supreme Court determined that employers who make derogatory or denigrating remarks can be held civilly liable even when no one is directly harmed from such comments. In the unanimous ruling, the Supreme Court […]

NJ’s Medical Marijuana Program Gives Patients Least Bang for Their Buck

August 7, 2013 · by rosenblumlawfirm · in

Playing by the rules of New Jersey’s struggling medical marijuana program has gotten a 64-year-old woman nothing but $500 in doctor bills and a $200 identification card she has yet to use. New Jersey’s only licensed dispensary told her in the spring that they have been swamped and have not gotten to her name on […]

NJ Supreme Court to Hear Major Gun Rights Case

August 6, 2013 · by rosenblumlawfirm · in

The Supreme Court of New Jersey—for the first time in nearly half a century—will be hearing a case that has the potential to reshape gun rights as we know them. The law under scrutiny was first passed in 1924 and it requires people to show a “justifiable need” in order to be issued a permit […]

What To Do If You are Injured on the Job in New Jersey

June 24, 2013 · by rosenblumlawfirm · in

There are many different types of injuries that a person can suffer from while working in New Jersey.  One of the first steps that any employee should take when he or she is injured on the job is immediately notifying his or her employer. Once a supervisor, human resources department or any other manager of […]