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War on Independent Contractors: UPDATE

As you know, Senate Bill 4204, legislation that effectively prohibits the use of independent contractors in New Jersey, was released from the Senate Labor committee last Thursday, November 14th.  The legislation was released with a few modest amendments, exempting accountants, as well as realtors and insurance agents, with caveats. On Monday, November 18th, the legislation More »

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Independent Contractors

Update on S4204 Independent Contractor Legislation: Yesterday the Senate Labor Committee released Senate Bill 4204, legislation that effectively prohibits the use of independent contractors in New Jersey. The bill is sponsored by Senate President Steve Sweeney. NJCJI testified against the legislation, arguing that the independent contractor model not only serves an important economic function, it More »

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Does Atalese Apply to All Contracts? Appellate Courts at Odds.

Contributed by: Shalom D. Stone, Managing Partner at Stone Conroy LLC in Florham Park. Please email Shalom Stone or Alida Kass if you would like more information. Five years ago this week, the Supreme Court of New Jersey held in Atalese that arbitration agreements ­— or at least some arbitration agreements — are unenforceable unless More »

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