Volunteer Spotlight: Epstein Becker & Green, P.C.

Epstein Becker & Green (EBG) has been an invaluable Pro Bono Partnership partner for over a decade. EBG attorneys have assisted our nonprofit clients in all of our geographic service areas (New York, New Jersey, and Connecticut). EBG’s counsel on a diverse range of issues from employee classification to 501(c)(3) tax-exemption has been vital to…

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Volunteer Spotlight: Jeff Gruen, Merck & Co., Inc.

Jeff Gruen, Legal Director for Labor & Employment Practices at Merck & Co., Inc., began volunteering with Pro Bono Partnership in 2017 and has already assisted seven nonprofits with critical employment issues. Jeff has been a tremendous resource for our nonprofits seeking guidance on New Jersey’s new sick leave law, which went into effect late…

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Legal Alert: Round-up of Recent Updates to New York Employment and Charitable Registration Laws

Westchester County Enacts Safe Leave Law Providing Paid Leave for Victims of Domestic Violence and Human Trafficking Westchester County, New York has enacted a new law called the “Safe Time Leave for Victims of Domestic Violence and Human Trafficking” or the “Safe Time Leave Law.” The law will go into effect on or about October…

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Volunteer Spotlight: Rachel Lieberman, Synchrony Financial

Rachel Lieberman, Senior Vice President and Chief Counsel, Labor, Employment & Benefits at Synchrony Financial, is one of our most dedicated and consistent volunteers, having assisted 24 PBP clients on 50 matters since she began volunteering in 2001. Pro Bono Partnership is so appreciative of Rachel’s unwavering support, especially because employment and human resources issues…

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Legal Alert: Stay Compliant and Avoid Revocation or Suspension of Your Business Licenses

In May 2019, the New Jersey Department of Labor and Workforce Development (NJDLWD) proposed rules that would implement a 2010 law that granted the agency the power to order the suspension or revocation of an employer’s licenses to do business in New Jersey under certain circumstances.  This Legal Alert provides a brief overview of the…

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Legal Alert: New Jersey Clarifies Child Abuse Reporting Requirements and Increases Penalties for Failure to Report

New Jersey Governor Phil Murphy recently signed into law amendments to the landmark 1971 law that imposes a mandatory obligation on any person who has reasonable cause to believe that an act of child abuse has been committed to immediately report the abuse to the New Jersey Division of Child Protection and Permanency (DCPP, formerly DYFS). The…

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Volunteer Spotlight: Rachel Fernbach, Moritt Hock & Hamroff LLP

Moritt Hock & Hamroff LLP (MH&H) has been an enthusiastic Pro Bono Partnership (PBP) supporter since the firm began volunteering in 2018, shortly after the PBP Long Island office opened.  Since 2018, seven MH&H attorneys have worked on eight matters for Pro Bono Partnership clients.  In addition, MH&H attorney Robert Schonfeld provides strategic guidance by…

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