New Ada Rules May Require Changes At Your Swimming Pool

The 2010 Americans with Disabilities Act (“ADA”) Standards for Accessible Design (the “2010 Standards”) went into effect on March 15, 2012. The 2010 Standards establish new requirements for amusement rides, boating facilities, golf & miniature golf facilities, swimming pools and play areas, clarify issues concerning reach ranges, toilet room dimensions and accessible routes, the dispersion … Continue reading “New Ada Rules May Require Changes At Your Swimming Pool”

Work-place Injuries Causing Interruption In Service Do Not Prevent Teachers From Attaining Tenure

On May 8, 2015, the Appellate Court addressed the issue of whether a petitioner, who was on medical leave for a work-related injury, attained tenure despite an interruption in service. In Kowalsky v. State-Operated School District of the City of Newark, Essex County, a petitioner worked as a teacher for two months before he was … Continue reading “Work-place Injuries Causing Interruption In Service Do Not Prevent Teachers From Attaining Tenure”

Proposed Bill Marks Significant Overhaul In Healthcare: Will Limit Out-of-network Fees Charged For Urgent And Emergency Care; Mandate Hospital Transparency

On May 14, 2015, New Jersey lawmakers introduced a proposed landmark bill that, if passed, will represent a major overhaul of out-of-network medical care charges, current billing practices, and have a significant impact on hospitals and urgent care centers providing services on an out-of-network basis. Dubbed protection for consumers against surprise medical bills and a … Continue reading “Proposed Bill Marks Significant Overhaul In Healthcare: Will Limit Out-of-network Fees Charged For Urgent And Emergency Care; Mandate Hospital Transparency”

The New Jersey Care Act: What Hospitals Need To Know

On May 12, 2015, the Caregiver Advise, Record, Enable (CARE) Act went into effect, 180 days after it was signed into law on November 13, 2014, making New Jersey the second state in the country to support family caregivers with legal mandates for identification, notification, and instruction given to caregivers on how to adequately care … Continue reading “The New Jersey Care Act: What Hospitals Need To Know”

Motion To Reinstate Permitted Despite Filed Well Beyond Statutory Requirement

Pursuant to N.J.S.A. 34:15-54, claims may be dismissed for lack of prosecution. That statute also permits a petition to be reinstated upon a showing of good cause provided that the application to reinstate is made within one year from the date of dismissal. In a recent decision issued by the Appellate Division, however, that one … Continue reading “Motion To Reinstate Permitted Despite Filed Well Beyond Statutory Requirement”

Pennsylvania Dram: The Debate Over Exclusivity

The Pennsylvania Legislature amended the state’s liquor code in 1965 to include the following provision within the Dram Shop Act: No Licensee shall be liable to third persons on account of damages inflicted on themoff of the licensed premises by customers of the licensee unless the customer who inflicts the damages was sold, furnished or … Continue reading “Pennsylvania Dram: The Debate Over Exclusivity”

Judge Denies Otherwise Compensable Occupational Claims Based Upon Statute Of Limitations

In a reserved decision, the Honorable Russell Wojtenko dismissed the case of Pulejo v. Middlesex County Consumer Affairs based upon the Petitioner’s failure to comply with the statute of limitations. This case involved a denied occupational exposure claim filed by the Petitioner on April 21, 2010. The Petitioner worked for the Respondent from 1976 through … Continue reading “Judge Denies Otherwise Compensable Occupational Claims Based Upon Statute Of Limitations”

Judge Denies Otherwise Compensable Claim Based Upon Statute Of Limitations

In a reserved decision, the Honorable Russell Wojtenko dismissed the case of Pulejo v. Middlesex County Consumer Affairs based upon the Petitioner’s failure to comply with the statute of limitations. This case involved a denied occupational exposure claim filed by the Petitioner on April 21, 2010. The Petitioner worked for the Respondent from 1976 through … Continue reading “Judge Denies Otherwise Compensable Claim Based Upon Statute Of Limitations”

Shop For A Cause American Heart Association Cooper Levenson Heart Walk Team

Cooper Levenson’s Debbie O’Toole has volunteered to host two fundraising events – one with The Pampered Chef and another with Thirty One. Shop by clicking through the links The Pampered Chef and Thirty One to get high-quality items and contribute to our great cause! 20% of the sales from this fundraiser will be donated to … Continue reading “Shop For A Cause American Heart Association Cooper Levenson Heart Walk Team”

Appellate Court Focuses On Lack Of Employer Control In Denying Workers’ Compensation Benefits

On March 16, 2015, the Appellate Court addressed the issue of whether an employee who slips and falls in front of a ground floor elevator in a multi-tenant building while on her way to her upper-floor office is entitled to benefits under the Workers’ Compensation Act. In this matter, the employee worked for Investors Bank, … Continue reading “Appellate Court Focuses On Lack Of Employer Control In Denying Workers’ Compensation Benefits”