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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Volunteer Celebrations (& Photos!) & PBP News

Dear Friends, Pro Bono Partnership is able to fulfill its mission to provide essential legal help to nonprofits in the tristate area at no charge because of our devoted volunteers. So, it was with great pleasure that we celebrated our Volunteers of the Year at three regional events last month. Amazing energy and gratitude filled the room…

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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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Legal Alert: Westchester County Human Rights Commission Issues FAQs and Employer Notice for Westchester’s Earned Sick Leave Law

The Westchester Human Rights Commission has issued FAQs on the new Westchester Earned Sick Leave Law (“ESLL”). It has also issued a sample “Notice of Employee Rights” that employers may use to comply with the notice provisions of the law. This information, and more about the ESLL, can be found at this link: https://humanrights.westchestergov.com/resources/earned-sick-leave-law. Please…

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Volunteer Spotlight: Lisa Ulrich, IBM

IBM intellectual property attorney Lisa Ulrich has been a dedicated Pro Bono Partnership volunteer since 2011 and we wanted to take this opportunity to thank her for the many hours she has spent helping clients. This year alone, Lisa has volunteered on six matters for four different clients, including a matter she worked on for…

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Volunteer Spotlight: Kurt Odell, Moran Towing Corporation

Kurt Odell, litigation counsel at Moran Towing Corporation, is one of Pro Bono Partnership’s most prolific Fairfield County, Connecticut volunteers. Since he began volunteering with the Partnership, Kurt has worked on 10 matters for nonprofit clients ranging from homeless shelters to youth educational organizations. With the help of dedicated volunteers such as Kurt, Pro Bono…

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