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 […]

1 in 25 Americans Were Arrested in 2011

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According to the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI), in 2011 there were 3991.1 arrests for every 100,000 people living in America. When you do the math, it comes out to approximately 1 in 25 Americans being arrested in a single year. Additionally, the FBI reported that the arrest rate for violent crime was only 172 […]

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 […]

Children Can Get Restraining Orders Against Their Parents

August 5, 2013 · by RLF Attorneys · in

Believe it or not, many states, including New Jersey, allow you to obtain a restraining order against your parents when certain conditions are met. For instance, in a case of domestic violence, N.J.S.A. 2C:25-19 clearly includes “any household member” as a person who you can obtain a restraining order against. However, you will still have […]