NJBIZ - Law http://www.njbiz.com/section/law Law Law en-us Copyright 2014 NJBIZ Thu, 17 Apr 2014 10:11:44 EST Thu, 17 Apr 2014 10:11:44 EST http://www.njbiz.com/article/20140416/NJBIZ01/140419845&source=RSS Report Average N.J. CEO makes 121 times more than average employee According to a new website sponsored by the national AFL-CIO, the average New Jersey-based corporate executive commands a pay of 5. 65 million per year, outpacing the average in-state employee's salary of 46,825 by 121 times. Wed, 16 Apr 2014 12:25:00 EST http://www.njbiz.com/article/20140416/NJBIZ01/140419845&source=RSS http://www.njbiz.com/article/20140416/NJBIZ01/140419848&source=RSS Christie's desire to eliminate realty transfer fees is applauded by industry Gov. Chris Christie wants to abolish the realty transfer fees in New Jersey &#8212 a town hall announcement which was immediately endorsed by the New Jersey Association of Realtors and, really, anyone planning on selling their house anytime soon. Wed, 16 Apr 2014 08:53:00 EST http://www.njbiz.com/article/20140416/NJBIZ01/140419848&source=RSS http://www.njbiz.com/article/20140415/NJBIZ01/140419865&source=RSS Poll N.J. residents more supportive of marijuana decriminalization than ever before According to a new Rutgers-Eagleton Poll released Tuesday, support among New Jersey residents for decriminalizing marijuana is higher than ever before. Tue, 15 Apr 2014 13:36:00 EST http://www.njbiz.com/article/20140415/NJBIZ01/140419865&source=RSS http://www.njbiz.com/article/20140414/NJBIZ01/140419895&source=RSS Christie calls on Assembly to reinstate 2 percent interest arbitration cap Gov. Chris Christie called on Assembly Speaker Vincent Prieto D-Secaucus Monday morning to post a bill seeking to readopt a now-expired law that would cap interest arbitration awards for police and firefighters at 2 percent per year. Mon, 14 Apr 2014 14:02:00 EST http://www.njbiz.com/article/20140414/NJBIZ01/140419895&source=RSS http://www.njbiz.com/article/20140414/NJBIZ01/140419897&source=RSS Longest-serving Port Authority commissioner stepping down Anthony Sartor, the head of the well-respected Warren-based engineering firm PSS and longest serving commissioner with the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey, is retiring after serving on its board for 15 years and through six Garden State governors. Mon, 14 Apr 2014 12:29:00 EST http://www.njbiz.com/article/20140414/NJBIZ01/140419897&source=RSS http://www.njbiz.com/article/20140414/NJBIZ01/140419904&source=RSS Rigrodsky Long lawsuit against Weinshanker continues, prevents purchase of Hastings Entertainment for 21.4M The lawsuit continues against Joel Weinshanker, president and CEO of National Entertainment Collectibles Association Inc. in Hillside, preventing him from purchasing Hastings Entertainment for 21. 4 million. Mon, 14 Apr 2014 11:07:00 EST http://www.njbiz.com/article/20140414/NJBIZ01/140419904&source=RSS http://www.njbiz.com/article/20140411/NJBIZ01/140419947&source=RSS Report Affordable Care Act could influence costs of auto, malpractice, other insurances The expansion of health insurance accomplished under the Affordable Care Act might alter costs for several major types of liability insurance, though any such changes are likely to be modest, according to a new Rand Corp. study. Fri, 11 Apr 2014 11:06:00 EST http://www.njbiz.com/article/20140411/NJBIZ01/140419947&source=RSS http://www.njbiz.com/article/20140409/NJBIZ01/140409811&source=RSS N.J. residents are unhappy with the high cost of taxes, poll says The latest findings from Gallup Inc. suggest that 77 percent of New Jersey residents are unhappy with the high cost of state taxes. Wed, 09 Apr 2014 11:13:00 EST http://www.njbiz.com/article/20140409/NJBIZ01/140409811&source=RSS http://www.njbiz.com/article/20140408/NJBIZ01/140409835&source=RSS N.J. lawmakers launch statewide paid sick-leave campaign With mandatory paid sick-leave policies recently put in place in New Jersey&#8217s two largest cities, lawmakers and advocates are now calling for a statewide measure. Tue, 08 Apr 2014 13:32:00 EST http://www.njbiz.com/article/20140408/NJBIZ01/140409835&source=RSS http://www.njbiz.com/article/20140407/NJBIZ01/140409853&source=RSS Small business owners Stronger NJ grant process not working In its storefront window visible from Bay Avenue in Highlands, Francesco&#8217s Italian Restaurant proudly displays that it is currently celebrating 30 years in business. Mon, 07 Apr 2014 15:03:00 EST http://www.njbiz.com/article/20140407/NJBIZ01/140409853&source=RSS http://www.njbiz.com/article/20140407/NJBIZ01/140409863&source=RSS Flexibility for small businesses Adjustment to ACA lifts limits on deductibles Small businesses potentially regained some flexibility to buy health insurance plans when Congress and President Barack Obama last week tweaked a provision of the Affordable Care Act. Mon, 07 Apr 2014 13:12:00 EST http://www.njbiz.com/article/20140407/NJBIZ01/140409863&source=RSS http://www.njbiz.com/article/20140407/NJBIZ01/140409866&source=RSS NJRA launches campaign to ensure tipped workers get right wages The New Jersey Restaurant Association in Trenton launched an online campaign today to make the state's tipped employee wages easier to understand, which included sending information to New Jersey legislators regarding the enforcement of the current laws. Mon, 07 Apr 2014 12:29:00 EST http://www.njbiz.com/article/20140407/NJBIZ01/140409866&source=RSS http://www.njbiz.com/article/20140402/NJBIZ01/140409975&source=RSS N.J. tax court getting new judge as property tax appeals mount A new judge is coming to New Jersey's tax court, bringing a small bit of much-needed relief to a swelling backlog of property tax appeals. Wed, 02 Apr 2014 07:41:00 EST http://www.njbiz.com/article/20140402/NJBIZ01/140409975&source=RSS http://www.njbiz.com/article/20140331/NJBIZ01/140329733&source=RSS Patent trolls New Jersey out to stop companies unfairly profiting from patents They are called &#8220patent trolls&#8221 &#8212 and that's the nice nickname. Their critics feel what they do is not so nice. Or ethical. Or really anything other than a shakedown or a shameful money grab. Fri, 28 Mar 2014 11:43:00 EST http://www.njbiz.com/article/20140331/NJBIZ01/140329733&source=RSS http://www.njbiz.com/article/20140331/NJBIZ01/303289998&source=RSS Planning on pot California company Terra Tech setting up infrastructure in anticipation of legalization Derek Peterson may be the CEO of a California-based urban agriculture business, but he's betting big on New Jersey. His company, Terra Tech, currently operates greenhouses in both Belvidere and Lincoln Park and focuses on local farming through innovative practices. Fri, 28 Mar 2014 12:16:00 EST http://www.njbiz.com/article/20140331/NJBIZ01/303289998&source=RSS http://www.njbiz.com/article/20140324/NJBIZ01/140329844&source=RSS Bill to raise minimum wage for tipped workers advances A bill sponsored by a number of Democrats that would increase the minimum hourly wage for employees working on tops was voted on Monday by the Assembly Labor Committee. Mon, 24 Mar 2014 16:00:00 EST http://www.njbiz.com/article/20140324/NJBIZ01/140329844&source=RSS http://www.njbiz.com/article/20140324/NJBIZ01/140329952&source=RSS New federal regulations on disability law will impact banking hires Scott Chesney created the Raise Hope Foundation to train people with disabilities for careers in the financial services industry. For most of the nonprofit's existence, he went to work hoping to get a deluge of phone calls. His phone is about to start ringing off. . . Fri, 21 Mar 2014 11:48:00 EST http://www.njbiz.com/article/20140324/NJBIZ01/140329952&source=RSS http://www.njbiz.com/article/20140318/NJBIZ01/140319785&source=RSS Report Former Christie campaign manager now with GOP consulting firm Following his dismissal from Trenton in the wake of the George Washington Bridge lane closure scandal, Bill Stepien, former campaign manager for Gov. Chris Christie, has landed a job with the prominent Republican consulting firm FLS Connect, according to a report Tuesday by POLITICO. Tue, 18 Mar 2014 12:33:00 EST http://www.njbiz.com/article/20140318/NJBIZ01/140319785&source=RSS http://www.njbiz.com/article/20140313/NJBIZ01/140319903&source=RSS Raich Ende Malter Co. adds 15 accountants Raich Ende Malter Co. LLP, one of the top accounting firms in the United States with offices in Long Island and New York, announced Wednesday the addition of 15 team members to the firm, ranging from partner to bookkeeper. Thu, 13 Mar 2014 12:46:00 EST http://www.njbiz.com/article/20140313/NJBIZ01/140319903&source=RSS http://www.njbiz.com/article/20140310/NJBIZ01/140319983&source=RSS Construction begins on Princeton law firm's new 48,000 sq. ft. space Commercial real estate firm Mercer Oak Realty LLC announced Monday that Hill Wallack LLP has begun construction on their new office building at 21 Roszel Road in West Windsor after signing a long-term lease for 48,000 square feet. Mon, 10 Mar 2014 12:07:00 EST http://www.njbiz.com/article/20140310/NJBIZ01/140319983&source=RSS