Volunteer Spotlight: Blank Rome

Blank Rome attorneys have been volunteering with Pro Bono Partnership (PBP) for 15 years, during which time they have assisted over 50 clients with 70 unique legal matters in all three of the states that PBP serves-Connecticut, New Jersey and New York. Last year, Dade Thornton, an associate in Blank Rome’s Philadelphia office, assisted long-standing…

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Legal Alert: New Jersey Changed & Expanded Employment Laws

In 2019, there have been many significant changes to New Jersey law, especially involving employment law. Some of the changes have expanded employer liability. Below are summaries of several changes in and interpretations of law that are worthy of special mention. New Jersey Enacts One of the Strongest Wage Theft Laws in the Country New…

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Legal Alert: New York Minimum Wage & Minimum Weekly Salaries for Some Employees Increase on December 31

On December 31, 2019, the New York minimum wage, and the minimum weekly salary threshold for the executive and administrative exemptions under New York State wage and hour law, will each increase as follows: Minimum Wage Minimum Weekly Salary for Executive & Administrative Exemption (regardless of number of hours worked) Employers in NYC with 10…

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NJ Amends State Consumer Fraud Act to Expand Businesses’ Responsibilities in the Event of an Electronic Data Breach

Governor Phil Murphy signed into law P.L. 2019, c.95, which amends the New Jersey Consumer Fraud Act (Act) to expand businesses’ notification requirements in the event of a data breach. The amendments went into effect on September 1, 2019. The Current Law Under the current law,[1] businesses that operate in New Jersey – including nonprofit…

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Pro Bono Partnership Celebrates 22nd Anniversary Gala

November 7, 2019, White Plains, NY — On October 16, 2019, Pro Bono Partnership (the Partnership) celebrated its 22nd Anniversary Gala at Cipriani 42nd Street in New York City, raising more than $1.5 million for its programs. Thanks to the generous contributions of Gala honorees and supporters, including volunteer lawyers, law firm and corporate executives,…

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Legal Alert: The U.S. Department of Labor’s Revised White Collar Regulations

In September, the United States Department of Labor (DOL) published revised regulations under the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) that significantly increase the required minimum salary that must be paid to executive, administrative, and professional employees—that is, “white collar” employees—in order for those employees to be exempt from an entitlement to overtime pay for hours…

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Gala Success! Thank You…and PHOTOS!

Thank you to everyone who celebrated the Partnership’s 22nd anniversary in person at Cipriani, or in spirit! Despite the downpour outside, there was an outpouring of support for our mission and appreciation for all we have been able to accomplish this year and in the past two-plus decades. We proudly honored our 2019 Pro Bono Champions, the Mastercard…

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