When people in New Jersey hire a lawyer, they expect him or her to be competent and certainly understand the legal procedures and deadlines involved in a case.
Many Newark residents may have been surprised recently when they received a letter in the mail telling them that if they have a dispute with Wells Fargo, they are required to participate in binding arbitration with the bank, and are not allowed to have a jury trial or a trial by a judge. The bank, which is also not allowing checking and savings customers to be a part of class action suits, is the second largest holder of deposits in New Jersey.
In New Jersey, workers are afforded overtime wages pursuant to both federal and state employment law. In general, under the New Jersey State Wage and Hour Law, workers must be paid time-and-one-half for hours worked in excess of 40 hours, with some exceptions.
A former commissioner of the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey has filed a legal malpractice lawsuit seeking more than $2 million in damages, after her lawyer reportedly abandoned her case without notice due to an illness.