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Are you a victim of “quid pro quo” harassment?

Not all forms of sexual harassment look the same. One form of sexual harassment is known as quid pro quo harassment. In Latin, the phrase translates to “something for something” or “this for that.” An example of this type of sexual harassment is when someone in a supervising role offers an employee a favorable employment outcome in exchange for sexual relations.

Removal from sex offense registration

We are approaching what many people feel is the official start of the long holiday season in the U.S. It begins with Halloween on Oct. 31. Tradition calls for children to mark Halloween night by dressing in costumes and going door to door for treats. Some news outlets choose this moment to provide information about certain convicted sex offenders registered with authorities as living around Saddle Brook.

Should I worry if my corporation faces white collar charges?

People convicted of crimes face possible prison time when convicted of a crime. Companies can face criminal charges, as well. While a company won't go to jail, consequences of conviction can result in serious penalties that scuttle business potential now and perhaps permanently.

Yes, you should always fight drunk driving charges

No matter the circumstances behind your drunk driving arrest, or how strong the evidence is against you, it's always wise to fight the charges rather than bury your head in the sand and hope for the best. Doing so only hands the prosecution an easy conviction, and it's unlikely that falling to put up a fight will compel the judge to "go easy" on your sentencing.

The distracted driving epidemic: Key statistics

Distracted driving takes lives every day in the United States. It's often blamed for recent increases in overall fatalities. For instance, when 37,461 people died in car accidents in 2016, despite an overall trend of decreasing fatalities for decades, that was a 5.6 percent increase over the 2015 fatality totals.

New Jersey parking lots: riskier than expected

The National Safety Council (NSC) reports some alarming statistics about parking lot accidents and injuries. According to NSC data, there are more than 50,000 reported parking lot and garage structure accidents annually, resulting in 500 deaths and upwards of 60,000 injuries.

Partners at Small Bergen County Law Firm Mark 40+ Years as Certified Civil Trial Attorneys

Individuals seeking guidance in identifying attorneys to help them pursue litigation - or defend themselves in a lawsuit - were given an invaluable aid in the 1980s. The Board on Attorney Certification was established by the Supreme Court of New Jersey for the purpose of helping consumers find attorneys who have a recognized level of competence in particular fields of law.

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