Mark Law Firm Blog

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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Don’t Be Afraid to Talk to a Personal Injury Lawyer

Posted by Jamison Mark on Feb 22, 2018 3:50:00 PM

If you have been injured in a New Jersey auto accident or suffered a personal injury, you may be struggling to make ends meet while recovering from your injuries. Even though you know that obtaining legal representation can help preserve your rights and improve your recovery in your personal injury claim, you may worry that you can’t afford an attorney or be afraid that even calling one will obligate you financially. You are protected by a number of New Jersey laws governing attorney-client agreements, so don’t be afraid to contact a personal injury attorney to help with your claim!

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Topics: Personal Injury

How Can a Clothing Allowance Be Gender Discrimination?

Posted by Jamison Mark on Feb 15, 2018 4:17:00 PM

A group of female sales associates has filed a lawsuit against a New York-based men’s clothing company because of clothing allowances it gave only to its male store employees.[1] A federal court recently determined that the women can proceed with their lawsuit as a class action for discrimination and violations of the Equal Pay Act.

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Topics: Discrimination & Harassment

Go Ahead, Be a Good Samaritan!

Posted by Jamison Mark on Feb 9, 2018 12:25:00 PM

If you witness an auto accident or other emergency situation, do you worry you might get sued if you intervene? Although this is a commonly held belief, many states, including New Jersey and New York, have what’s called “Good Samaritan laws” to protect those who provide aid at injury occurrences from legal action.

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Topics: Personal Injury

One Bite Free? Myths & Facts About New Jersey Dog Bites

Posted by Jamison Mark on Feb 1, 2018 5:15:00 PM

Dog bites, even if small or accidental, can result in serious impairments and illness. More serious animal attacks can lead to significant disability and even death. Knowing the facts about how dog bites are treated by New Jersey law can help you protect your rights and recover what you deserve if you are injured.

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Topics: Personal Injury

What Behavior Constitutes Workplace Sexual Harassment?

Posted by Jamison Mark on Jan 24, 2018 3:55:00 PM

With all the media attention on high profile cases of sexual harassment, some people are confused as to what behavior constitutes workplace sexual harassment. Sexual harassment is harassment based on gender or sexual preference, and it occurs when an employee is subjected to unwelcome conduct of a sexual nature. Employers and employees alike should understand what the legal standards are for defining sexual harassment.

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Topics: Discrimination & Harassment

Should You Settle Your Personal Injury Claim Without A Lawyer?

Posted by Jamison Mark on Jan 18, 2018 4:43:00 PM

If you’ve been injured in a motor vehicle accident, slip-and-fall, animal attack, or other incident, you may worry about collecting fair compensation for your injuries. If you’re hesitant about contacting a lawyer to help you with your claim, think about the ways an attorney can help you.

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Topics: Personal Injury

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