Finding and retaining good employees is increasingly difficult for New Jersey employers. We are in an exceptionally tight labor market, where workers expect higher wages and better benefits, or they will look for them elsewhere. Dressel/Malikschmitt has served as outside general counsel to a number of New Jersey institutions eager to update their employment contracts, … [Read more...] about Pending Legislation in New Jersey Would Curb Non-Compete Agreements
When a seat on the United States Supreme Court opens up, everyone in the nation seems to know about it, and have strong opinions about it. There is, moreover, an understanding that the high court plays a critical role, and should not be short-staffed. Compare this to the New Jersey Supreme Court. Our state’s highest court is scheduled to reconvene in less than a month, … [Read more...] about The Curious Case of the Missing Justices
Which came first, the chicken or the egg? It’s an ancient paradox that has stumped humans for generations. But it is also one of the questions many crypto-enthusiasts are asking one another. Business owners across the state of New Jersey want to be ready in case cryptocurrency goes mainstream, but many of them are too wary of crypto to actively incorporate it into their … [Read more...] about Is Crypto Compensation the Chicken or the Egg?
Over the past few weeks, many people have been paying close attention to the defamation lawsuit filed by Johnny Depp against Amber Heard. It was covered in-depth by traditional media outlets, but it also took social media by storm. Memes about the trial, and even reenactments of certain exchanges, went viral, and generated a tidal wave of anti-Heard/pro-Depp content. As … [Read more...] about Why Wasn’t The Jury In The Depp v. Heard Case Sequestered?
Two years ago, at the beginning of the pandemic, Dressel/Malikschmitt authored a blog predicting that many New Jersey businesses would soon find themselves in litigation over breached contracts. Unfortunately, we were right. We never could have anticipated the full scale of the COVID-19 pandemic, the impacts of which will endure for years to come. But we were right that it … [Read more...] about War, Inflation, and COVID Force Businesses to Examine Breached Contracts