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June 2016 Archives

Attention Employers! No Workers Comp Coverage Can Have A Big Cost!

workcompp.jpgNew Jersey law requires that all New Jersey employers not covered by federal programs have workers' compensation coverage, or be approved for self-insurance. A self-insured employer has the option of administering its own workers' compensation program, or contracting with a third party administrator to provide these services.

New Jersey's Unsafe Driving Law The Stories of Careless Carl and Speeding Sue

driv.jpgDrivers who go to court to fight New Jersey traffic tickets for speeding or careless driving will likely be offered a plea bargain under the Unsafe Driving Statute. This plea bargain reduces the ticket from 2 or 4 points to zero points, but comes with a $250 surcharge on top of the fine, plus court costs. For a 1st offense, a driver could be fined anywhere from $50 to $150. For the 2nd, the fine is anywhere from $100-$250. And for a 3rd and final offense, the fine is anywhere from $200-$500. Drivers are only able to use this plea bargain two times within a five year period to receive the zero point deal and drivers who plead guilty a third time will actually add 4 points to your record.

The "Short Version" of What Businesses Need to Know About Workers Comp

workcomp.jpgAccidents in the workplace happen all the time and what happens after can be stressful for all parties involved. Workers' compensation policies were created to reduce employees' stress by providing benefits for bodily or other harm from the workplace, including illness from prolonged exposure to a dangerous substance.

New Jersey's Consumer Protections for New Pet Owners

pets.jpgBuying a pet for your family is obviously a very important decision. It's every family's hope that a new pet will be a part of the family for many years to come. Luckily, if you live in New Jersey, the New Jersey Pet Purchase Protection Law makes it a lot easier to make an informed and educated decision.

Grandparents' Rights When Parents Suffer From Drug Addiction

gfhcgvh.jpgThe ever-shifting American family structure is, and will continue to be, a major area of sociological and legal study. In 2014, the Census determined that 2.6 million grandparents were responsible for raising their grandchildren. A significant cause of this is the rise of illegal drug use, specifically heroin. Due to heroin's effects, which include severe drowsiness and mental cloudiness, and its high likelihood of a lethal overdose, addicted parents become unable to care for their children.