Governor Clarifies in Executive Order No. 196 that BOE Meetings are Legislative Proceedings NOT Subject to Restrictions on Gatherings

To Our School Board Community: The Governor issued Executive Order 196 on November 16, 2020. The Executive Order tightened up restrictions on indoor and outdoor gatherings. However, notably, after much debate in the legal community, Executive Order 196 clarifies that Local Boards of Education meetings are local legislative proceedings, and are not subject to the capacity […]

Five Employment Defense Litigation Tips For Managing Underperforming Employees

Amy Rudley, Esq.November 10, 2020 Issue Clear Discipline   You are probably not thinking about your employee’s termination, and their possible lawsuit, on the day you issue their first written discipline.   However, the Statute of Limitations for most employment law claims is two years.  That means, if your employee eventually sues you, it will likely […]

Another Celebrity Couple Bites the Dust: Erika Jayne and Tom Girardi

Age may not have been “just a number” for singer/Real Housewife of Beverly Hills star Erika Jayne and lawyer Tom Girardi, who recently announced their separation. The couple, 33 years apart in age, was a fixture on the Bravo reality show. Eighty-one year old Tom is the head of a famous California law firm and […]

Cooper Levenson Goes Pink for Breast Cancer Awareness Month

Even though Cooper Levenson was unable to come together as a firm in person to support Breast Cancer Awareness month, employees got together virtually and raised money and awareness throughout October. Check out our ‘Going Pink’ video!

Dec. 1 Deadline: Cooper Levenson Holiday Card Art Contest 2020 Edition

Cooper Levenson is proud to announce a Holiday Card Art Contest, open to students in grades 1 – 8. The prizes are a $50 gift card to the winning student (to use however they like), and a $100 gift card to the winning student’s art teacher, to be used for art supplies, a class party, […]

INSURANCE 102: INSURANCE POLICY WORDS AND PHRASES

October 28, 2020Louis Niedelman, Esq. We hear  many insurance terms. Some are well known and others  sound like a foreign language. This article should clarify the maze of certain insurance jargon. “Named Insured”: This is the name that appears in the insurance policy as “The Named Insured.” It could be a person’s name or a […]

New DCA issued OPMA Regulations to Consider Before Your Next Meeting

To Our School Board Community: We have been trying to anticipate and quickly respond to your questions during this time, given the unprecedented challenges presented to our Boards related to COVID-19 school closures. In March, the New Jersey Legislature amended the Open Public Meetings Act (“OPMA”), to include various relaxations as a result of COVID-19. […]

Join us at the 2020 NJSBA Virtual Workshop

Click here to join us at the 2020 NJSBA Virtual Workshop  Log in and enter the exhibit floor lobby between 10 a.m. and 4 p.m. on Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday October 20, 21, and 22. Click “Enter Here” to visit the lobby and type “Cooper Levenson” into the “Search for a Booth” bar.  We can chat […]

Q&A with Saleel Sabnis on Litigation Avoidance

Saleel Sabnis, Esq.October 18, 2020 Q: What is litigation/risk avoidance and how does it pertain to my business? Lawsuits are inevitable when you are running a successful business. However, properly managing disputes is an excellent way to avoid litigation. There are many reasons why a business should avoid litigation. Going to court is costly. Proceeding […]

Executive Order No. 187 Guidance

To Our School Board Community: On October 12, 2020, the Governor of New Jersey issued Executive Order No. 187, which allows indoor practices and competitions to resume. Specifically, EO 187 applies to “no-contact practices, contact practices, and competitions for sports defined as low risk, medium risk, and high risk.” A list of permissible activities is […]