About 75 New Jersey electricians gathered in Morristown today to call attention to a contractor's reported use of underpaid workers for electrical work. Apparently, an electrical company there is paying about 20 electricians $10 an hour and no benefits. By contrast, union electrical workers make $48 an hour plus benefits.
Several weeks ago in this Newark Litigation and Appeals Law Blog, we discussed a legal malpractice lawsuit filed by Tom Berenger. The actor, who may be best known for his roles in "Platoon," "The Big Chill" and "Major League," is suing his lawyer for allegedly having him sign a disadvantageous amendment to his prenuptial agreement without even reading it.
New Jersey businesses usually like to resolve their disputes out of court. By utilizing alternative dispute resolution methods, like mediation and arbitration, businesses and corporations can avoid costly court fees and negative publicity. However, sometimes avoiding litigation at all costs is neither practical nor economical. Just ask Ms. Manners herself, Martha Stewart.
When New Jersey businesses are entangled in complicated disputes and litigation, it can feel like nobody wins. Because of this, it is often preferable to handle things byway of arbitration instead. However, sometimes litigation is the only way to resolve a dispute that is causing financial harm to a business.