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As the result of recent legislation, New Jersey residents now have additional rights to privacy and protection when it comes to their online accounts. Effective September 1, companies must disclose data breaches that involve usernames, email addresses and/or other account holder ...

Last month, the United States Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) took further action that will impact electric utilities and other parties that handle Coal Combustion Residual (CCR), i.e., fly ash, bottom ash, boiler slag, and flue gas desulfurization materials resulting when coal is ...

Last week, Governor Phil Murphy signed legislation amending the Site Remediation Reform Act (SRRA), the law created a decade ago to govern the remediation of contaminated sites in New Jersey through the creation of the licensed site remediation professional (LSRP) program. The revisions ...

In August 2019, the new Wage Theft Act ("WTA" or the "Act") was signed and became effective.  The WTA amends key provisions of New Jersey's Wage Payment Law, Equal Pay Act, and the Wage and Hour Law, and contains a number of provisions that directly impact employers. The Act's intent is to punish ...

On July 30, 2019, a federal judge dismissed a lawsuit filed by the Democratic National Committee (DNC) against Donald Trump’s presidential campaign, campaign leaders, WikiLeaks, Russia and others related to the Russian hacking of Democratic Party computers and the dissemination of ...

Beginning on January 1, 2020, it will be illegal in New Jersey for employers to screen a job applicant based on salary history (including prior wages, salary, commission, benefits, or any other current or previous compensation) or to require that salary history satisfy any minimum or maximum ...

On July 11, 2019, the New Jersey Appellate Division, in a split decision, found that the trial court improperly denied class certification for a consumer’s claims arising under the New Jersey Truth in Consumer Contract and Warranty Notice Act (TCCWNA) and the Consumer Fraud Act (CFA). In ...

Last month, Governor Murphy signed the Jake Honig Compassionate Use Medical Cannabis Act, which modifies the state’s Medicinal Marijuana Program and changes how employers can treat employees who test positive for marijuana.  The Governor described the statutory revisions as ...

In February of 2019, a deep draft vessel reported that it was experiencing a significant cyber incident impacting their shipboard network. There has been no information regarding who instigated the attack but an interagency team of cyber experts stated that the damage had no effect on the ...

On July 11, 2019, the Federal Election Commission (“FEC”) issued an advisory opinion stating that low to no-cost cybersecurity services do not constitute an in-kind contribution. Accordingly, to not run afoul of campaign finance laws, the firm providing these services must already ...

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