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Posts from November 2015.

On November 24, 2015, the Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit -- the federal court with jurisdiction over New Jersey -- issued an opinion that impacts how and when employers must compensate employees for a meal period. Joining the majority of federal appellate courts, the Third Circuit ...

The United States Senate recently unanimously approved the Special Needs Trust Fairness Act in an effort to provide those with disabilities the right to create their own special needs trust. 

Special needs trusts are used to enable individuals with disabilities to qualify for government ...

Jersey City’s mayor and council have amended the city’s paid sick leave ordinance, expanding the law’s mandates.  Originally passed in 2013, the city’s paid sick leave ordinance was the first in New Jersey to require employers to provide mandatory paid sick leave to their full-time ...

A recent decision by the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit has held that the use of short-term Medicaid qualified annuities is a permissible Medicaid planning strategy. In so doing, the court in Zahner v. Secretary, Pa. Dept. Of Human Services concluded that a Medicaid planning ...

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