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Are Non-Compete Agreements Allowed In New Jersey?

By Poulos LoPiccolo |

As an employee in New Jersey, an employer may ask you to sign a non-compete agreement or a contract with a non-compete provision. This raises an important question: Are non-competes allowed in New Jersey? The answer is “yes”—but they must meet certain standards. Here, our New Jersey non-compete agreement lawyers explain the most important… Read More »

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Is Instagram Bad For The Mental Health Of Teenagers? Studies Say “Yes”

By Poulos LoPiccolo |

Instagram is one of the most popular social media networks. Indeed, there are nearly 160 million Instagram users in the United States. Young people are among the heaviest users. Unfortunately, they are also the most at risk from suffering addiction and mental health problems. Studies have linked Instagram to serious mental health problems. Here,… Read More »

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An Overview Of New Jersey’s Dog Bite Laws

By Poulos LoPiccolo |

Dogs have the potential to be very dangerous. The American Veterinary Medical Association (AVMA) estimates that 4.5 million people across the country are bitten by dogs each year—with young children and elderly people being at the highest risk of suffering severe injuries. A dog owner must be held responsible for its failure to protect… Read More »

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Can You Be Fired For Becoming Pregnant?

By Poulos LoPiccolo |

Unfortunately, pregnant workers sometimes face unfair treatment from employers. This raises an important question: Can you be fired because of a pregnancy? The general answer is “no”—there are federal and state laws that protect workers against pregnancy discrimination. In this article, our New Jersey pregnancy discrimination attorneys explain the most important things that you… Read More »

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Court Orders New Jersey Employer To Pay $65,000 In Wage And Hour Retaliation Case

By Poulos LoPiccolo |

On November 3rd, 2022, the Department of Labor (DOL) announced that the United States District Court for the District of New Jersey has ordered Advantix—a staffing agency based in Bergen County—to pay $65,000 to a former employee as a part of a wage and hour workplace retaliation claim. Here, our New Jersey retaliation attorney… Read More »

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The Pedestrian’s Guide To Crosswalk Accidents In New Jersey

By Poulos LoPiccolo |

Pedestrian safety remains a serious concern. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) reports that more than 7,000 pedestrians were killed in motor vehicle crashes in 2020 alone. Tens of thousands more pedestrians sustained serious injuries. A significant share of pedestrian accidents happen when the pedestrian is crossing within the bounds of a… Read More »

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How Often Do Motorcycle Crashes Result In Injuries?

By Poulos LoPiccolo |

Motorcycles are popular in New Jersey. According to data obtained from Statista, there are more than 120,000 licensed motorcyclists in the state. With so many motorcyclists on the road, crashes become a near inevitability. Unfortunately, motorcyclists are at an especially high safety risk.  In this article, our New Jersey motorcycle accident attorney discusses the… Read More »

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Your Guide To Hit And Run Accident Claims In New Jersey

By Poulos LoPiccolo |

Accidents happen. When a multi-vehicle collision occurs, all parties have a duty to stop their vehicle and exchange information with other parties. Sadly, not all drivers abide by this most basic responsibility. According to data from the AAA Foundation for Traffic Safety, there are more than 700,000 hit and run crashes reported nationwide each… Read More »

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Fatigued Truck Drivers Pose A Serious Safety Risk

By Poulos LoPiccolo |

When it is fully loaded, a commercial tractor trailer can weigh as much as 80,000 pounds. Driving a large truck safely takes care, skill, and focus/attention on the road. A fatigued trucker cannot operate a vehicle safely. It is a problem. The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) estimates that 13 percent of commercial… Read More »

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Can Instagram Be Held Liable For A Teenager’s Eating Disorder?

By Poulos LoPiccolo |

Eating disorders are a serious public health problem. According to the National Association of Anorexia Nervosa and Associated Disorders (ANAD), approximately 1 in 10 Americans will have a serious eating disorder at some point during the course of their lifetime. Young people—especially pre-teen and teenage girls—are at the highest risk. There is evidence that… Read More »

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