Better Business, Better Boating: Cooper Levenson Attorneys to give Legal Update at Marine Trades Association of New Jersey Conference March 14th

Cooper Levenson attorneys Amy E. Rudley and Kevin J. Thornton will present a legal update at the Marine Trades Association of New Jersey (MTA/NJ) Conference and Expo on Thursday, March 14th at The Mainland at Holiday Inn in Manahawkin, NJ.  The attorneys will address the top legal issues and recent changes to laws impacting marine business such as Paid Leave and impacts to seasonal employees and minimum wage. They will also cover topics such as “Legal Ways to Help Get Paid,” “Benefits and Risks of Having Employee Handbooks” and how separate topic, stand-alone written policies might benefit smaller businesses.

Rudley, a Partner in the firm, focuses on the areas of employment law, hospitality & casino law, and defense litigation including civil rights litigation and premises liability. She guides clients through the drafting of handbooks and day-to-day employment practices and decisions. Rudley also conducts employment seminars, sessions and trainings, as well as investigations in to workplace allegations of discrimination, retaliation, and harassment. She is admitted to practice law in New Jersey and Pennsylvania and was named to the New Jersey Rising Star Super Lawyer list in the area of Employment Law each year from 2013 to the present.

Thornton, a Proctor in Admiralty, is a partner in the Atlantic City Office. He is a member of the firm’s Commercial Litigation and Maritime Law practice groups. He has a diverse array of clients involved in the marine insurance, marine construction, commercial fishing, recreational boating, and marinas. Thornton has served as Chairman of The Maritime Law Association of the United States Fisheries Committee, is a member of the Board of Directors, Maritime Law Association of the United States, and has served as Pro Bono Counsel for the Garden State Seafood Association since 1999.

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