Mark Law Firm Blog

Help! My Previous Employer Gave Me a Bad Reference

Posted by Jamison Mark on May 25, 2018 1:49:00 PM

Looking for a job can be stressful. The difficult interview and hiring process can be even more difficult, however, if a previous employer gives you a negative reference. If your former employer gives you a bad reference, do you have any recourse?

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Topics: Employment Law

Injured in a Train Crash? What You Need to Know

Posted by Jamison Mark on Mar 30, 2018 3:07:00 PM

New Jersey’s transit system offers an economical and relatively reliable way to travel for business or pleasure. While train travel is statistically safer than traveling by car, high-profile train crashes can have disastrous consequences for both passengers and bystanders. If you’re injured in a New Jersey train crash, you may be able to recover compensation for your injuries.

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Topics: Personal Injury

The Difference Between Contingency Fees and Pro Bono

Posted by Jamison Mark on Mar 28, 2018 4:35:00 PM

If you’ve been injured in a motor vehicle collision, animal attack, slip-and-fall, or other incident, you will likely want to consult with an attorney. You may worry that an attorney will be very expensive, or you may be concerned that even talking to a lawyer could result in another bill to pay. The good news is that many personal injury lawyers offer free initial consultations. They may also allow you to enter a fee agreement that minimizes your expenses while allowing you to pursue compensation for your damages.

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Topics: Personal Injury

Can My Employer Make Me Sign a Non-Compete Agreement?

Posted by Jamison Mark on Mar 26, 2018 9:05:00 AM

A non-compete agreement is a contract between an employee and his or her employer that prohibits the employee from engaging in business activities that compete with the current employer's business. These agreements can operate in the present (i.e., to prohibit “moonlighting”), or they can begin to run when the employee leaves his or her employment. They are also sometimes called “covenants not to compete” or “restrictive covenants.”

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Topics: Employment Law

Can I Get Fired for a Social Media Post?

Posted by Jamison Mark on Mar 22, 2018 3:46:00 PM

Social media can help you stay connected with friends and family, get and pass on news, and share your thoughts about the issues and problems in the world today. While many people believe that what they do outside of work is their own business, in today’s hyper-connected world, what you post on your social media profiles could have serious consequences at your workplace. You could be disciplined or even fired for the content of your posts, or they may be a form of protected speech. How do you know what’s protected and what’s not?

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What Should I Do If My Neighbor Has a Dangerous Animal?

Posted by Jamison Mark on Mar 17, 2018 3:22:00 PM

We all love our pets, but sometimes they’re less loveable to others than they are to their owners. If your neighbor or friend has a dangerous animal, whether that’s an unusual species or an ordinary pet with aggressive tendencies, you might fear for your safety and that of your family. Your fear may be justified: many animal bites or scratches, even small ones, can result in serious impairments, illness, and even death. What can you do to mitigate your risk and protect your loved ones?

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Am I Entitled to Bring an Emotional Support Animal to Work?

Posted by Jamison Mark on Mar 15, 2018 12:23:00 PM

Emotional support animals can help people who suffer from depression, anxiety, PTSD, and other mental health issues live better lives. With as much time as people spend in the workplace and as much psychological stress as our jobs can create, you may wonder: what are the rules for bringing emotional support animals to work? Must an employer accommodate emotional support animals in the same capacity as traditional service animals like seeing-eye dogs?

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New Law Protects Breastfeeding in All NJ Workplaces

Posted by Jamison Mark on Mar 12, 2018 8:05:00 AM

Working mothers often face hurdles above and beyond the day-to-day challenges of balancing a career and family. One of these is the difficulty and inconvenience of breastfeeding or expressing breast milk during working hours—a physical necessity that, until recently, hasn’t been protected by New Jersey law.

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Topics: Employment Law

Why Should I Get a Lawyer for My Workers’ Compensation Claim?

Posted by Jamison Mark on Mar 7, 2018 4:30:00 PM

If you are a New Jersey employee who has been hurt on the job, workers’ compensation will cover your medical expenses, lost wages, and many other costs. Often, workers’ compensation is the only way to recover for your work-related injuries. Sometimes, however, it may be possible to get compensation for your injuries from sources other than workers’ compensation. An experienced attorney can not only help you navigate the workers’ compensation system and make sure you fully recover the workers’ comp benefits you deserve but also evaluate whether you may have additional compensable claims against other parties.

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Topics: Workers' Compensation

How to Deal with Post-Accident Medical Bills

Posted by Jamison Mark on Feb 28, 2018 4:38:00 PM

If you’ve suffered a personal injury, you know that it can impact your life in many ways. In addition to the difficulties of physical recovery and rehabilitation, you may face other struggles. You may be unable to work and without an income for a significant period of time, which can cause immediate financial strain in addition to uncertainty about your future employability or career advancement. While you are undergoing medical treatment that is vital to your recovery, one big worry may be how to pay your medical bills. Consult with an experienced personal injury attorney to see whether some of the following options may be appropriate for you.

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