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On May 17, 2018, the Purchase Card Industry Security Standards Council (PCI SSC) released version 3.2.1 of its PCI Data Security Standard (PCI DSS). Founded in 2004 by Visa, MasterCard, Discover, and American Express, the PCI SSC produces the “best practices” for enhancing the security ...

On May 15, 2018, the Third Circuit Court of Appeals issued its decision in Rotkiske v. Klem, Case No. 16-1668, concerning the statute of limitations under the Fair Debt Collection Practices Act (FDCPA).  There, the court, following en banc review, found that the FDCPA’s one year statute of ...

On May 2, 2018, Governor Phil Murphy signed into law A-1827, which requires employers to provide all of their full-time and part-time employees with paid sick leave or the equivalent amount of paid time off beginning October 29, 2018.  Following is a summary of the requirements of the law:

  • Each ...

On April 24, 2018, Governor Murphy signed an equal pay amendment to the New Jersey Law Against Discrimination (LAD) that will provide the broadest equal pay protection in the country. The new law prohibits employers in New Jersey from paying employees in a “protected class” a lower ...

On April 20, 2018, Governor Murphy issued Executive Order No. 23 (the “Order”), which strengthens the administration’s commitment to protecting the environment while emphasizing the importance of environmental justice. Environmental justice focuses on ensuring residents of ...

On April 11, 2018, the Seventh Circuit reversed and remanded a district court decision dismissing, for a lack of standing, a class action brought against Barnes & Noble related to a 2012 “skimming” attack suffered by the bookseller.

In a decision penned by Judge Easterbook, the court ...

While most of the new tax law – the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act – has to do with reducing the corporate tax rate from 35 percent to 21 percent, some provisions relate to individual taxpayers. Before we get into the details, be aware that almost everything listed below sunsets after 2025, with the tax ...

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On March 22, 2018, Governor Murphy announced his nominations for the Opportunity Zone program. In total, seventy five municipalities contain nominated tracts. The list is geographically diverse, with at least one municipality from each county in the ...

Among its many provisions, the newly enacted Tax Cuts and Jobs Act offers significant tax savings for people forced to default on their student loan debt due to a disability.

Generally, it is almost impossible to have student loan debt forgiven. It is not even dischargeable in bankruptcy. In ...

On January 22, 2018, President Trump signed a new bill into law aimed at addressing the challenges that the nation’s millions of family caregivers face.

“Family caregivers are the backbone of our care system in America,” said Nancy A. LeaMond, chief advocacy and engagement officer for ...

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