Upcoming & Recent Events

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05/17/2017 Best Practices for Handling the Annoyed Employee and Whistleblower

Join us for an informative seminar presented by Stacy Edelbaum Boretz, Esq. and Steve Backfisch, Esq., members of Lindabury, McCormick, Estabrook and Cooper’s Labor and Employment Group.

Companies frequently face exposure by inadequately handling internal complaints. This presentation will address the best practices for responding to complainants ranging from the annoyed employee to the whistleblower. Topics will include implementing open-door and anonymous complaint protocols, conducting prompt and thorough investigations, and issuing company responses.

RSVP:
events@lindabury.com 


Lindabury, McCormick, Estabrook & Cooper, Westfield NJ
04/21/2017 Cybersecurity Summit

Lindabury, McCormick’s Cybersecurity and Data Privacy Practice partner Eric Levine will be a panelist for the New Jersey Business and Industry Association’s 2017 Cybersecurity Summit on April 21,2017.  This seminar will present real-life case studies and a discussion of pressing issues in cybersecurity. IT managers, C-Suite and business owners will benefit from learning the damaging impact of cyber-attacks. In addition, overviews of recent state and federal legislation will be offered in an effort to protect employers from future lawsuits and other costly mistakes. Attendees will leave with resources to handle breaches and action steps to better prepare themselves against digital threats.

For more information or to register click here.


APA Hotel Woodbridge, Iselin New Jersey
04/12/2017 "Get Smart" Top 5 Things Employers Need To Know

John Schmidt, Esq. and Lisa Gingeleskie, Esq., members of The Labor & Employment Law Group at Lindabury, McCormick, Estabrook & Cooper, P.C. invite to you to attend an informative seminar as they assist you in identifying and preparing for important issues that employers face.

Topics to be discussed:

  • Steps to comply with new wage theft and paid sick leave laws
  • Updating your hiring practices to comply with new background check laws
  • Accommodate religious beliefs in workplace
  • Implementing your wellness plan to comply with new EEOC rules
  • Practical approaches in responding to DOL audit

RSVP:
events@lindabury.com


Lindabury, McCormick, Estabrook & Cooper, Westfield NJ
04/07/2017 Rutgers University Law Review's Annual Symposium

The Honorable Ross R. Anzaldi has been selected by Rutgers University Law Review to participate in a panel at this year’s Annual Symposium. The panel’s discussion will be centered around the practical approach to arbitration agreements and highlighting the professional strategies in Alternate Dispute Resolution in light of current legal developments as well as a discussion of the pros/cons associated with ADR as an alternative to the court system.


Rutgers University, Newark NJ
04/05/2017 A.M. Best Webinar to Discuss Pileup in Commercial Automobile

A.M. Best and Best’s Insurance Professionals & Claims Resource will host a webinar focused on commercial automobile insurance. This one-hour complimentary event will be on Wednesday, April 5, at 2 p.m. (EDT).

Some insurers are reporting a more difficult market for commercial auto insurance, which remains highly competitive. A panel of insurance and claims experts will examine what is driving litigation and losses, how companies’ underwriting is changing and how ride-hailing services and autonomous vehicles are poised to change the sector.

The webinar panelists include:

Andrew Gibbs, partner, Lindabury, McCormick, Estabrook & Cooper, P.C.

Nathan Edmonds, senior partner, Secrest Wardle;

Mark Vanneste, partner, motor vehicle litigation practice group, Secrest Wardle; and

Kayce L. Gisinger, of counsel, Phillips Murrah.

Best’s Insurance Professionals Managing Editor John Czuba will help moderate the discussion, along with Senior Associate Editor John Weber.

For more information or to register for this event; click here.

03/01/2017 New Equal Employment Opportunity Regulations for Apprenticeship Programs

Wednesday March 1, 2017
9:00 am – 11:00 am
Registration, Breakfast & Networking starting at 8:30 am

Complimentary Breakfast Seminar
Hosted by the Employee Benefits Group of Lindabury, McCormick, Estabrook & Cooper, P.C.

Are You Ready For:

  • New Equal Opportunity Standard
  • New Affirmative Action Programs
    -Targeted Outreach, Recruitment and Retention Programs
    -Utilization Goals
  • Stronger Equal Opportunity Compliance Reviews and Enfrocement Actions
  • Stringent Record Keeping

Speakers Will Include: James K. Estabrook, Esq. and Elizabeth E. Manzo, Esq.

RSVP by February 24, 2017
events@lindabury.com


Shackamaxon Country Club – 100 Tillinghast, Scotch Plains NJ
02/22/2017 Webinar - Social Media in the Workplace

12:00PM EST Start Time

Presented by: Lisa Gingeleski, Esq.

Social Media in the Workplace – Employer Best Practices In Hiring and Employment

Expand your knowledge and skills by attending this complimentary webinar hosted by the Labor and Employment Group at Lindabury, McCormick, Estabrook & Cooper, P.C.

Topics to be discussed include:

  • Anti-discrimination and Lawful Off-duty Conduct Laws
  • The Fair Credit Reporting Act
  • Password Protection Laws
  • Best Practices for Employers
  • Disciplining Employees for Social Media Posts and the NLRA
  • Employee Rights under the National Labor Relations Act
  • What is “Protected, Concerted” Activity”?
  • Applying the Meyers Industries Standard
  • Employer Liability for Violating NLRA
  • Social Media Posts Found Not to be Protected Concerted Activity
  • Social Media Policies
  • Social Media Harassment

RSVP: events@lindabury.com

This webinar has been approved for 1 Specified Credit Hour: HR General by the HR Certification Institute.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rmvOuD6DuJU

02/01/2017 Webinar: Complexity of Construction Liability

Lindabury’s Jay Lavroff recently participated as a panelist on a webinar hosted by A.M. Best and Best’s Insurance Professionals & Claims Resource. The topic of the webinar was the legal complexities of construction liability.

Building is up across the nation, but jobs have gotten more complex with more of the work being outsourced and compartmentalized. That’s led to a mesh of claims and cross-claims involving subcontractors, engineering firms, consulting firms and others. A panel of industry experts will discuss where the complexity is arising, how to head off misunderstandings and what court decisions are saying about the future of construction liability.

You can watch the webinar here. (Free registration with A.M. Best is required)

01/27/2017 The Employee Life Cycle

This fast-paced half day seminar covers all of the stages in an employee’s career: recruitment, interviewing, setting the employment terms, performance issues, termination, and transition. Learn the legal ways to ensure your company’s continued success by avoiding lawsuits and common mistakes that can cost you time and money and affect employee morale.

For more information or to register for this event, click here.

 


Pines Manor, Edison New Jersey
12/14/2016 New Liability for Workplace Safety Violations: Raising the Environmental Stakes Under the MOU and Yates Memo

Lindabury, McCormick’s Eileen Millett has been invited by the American Law Institute’s Continuing Legal Education department to moderate an unparalleled panel of faculty of top government and in house counsel, an OSHA expert, and litigators, including the current and former Chiefs of the Environmental Crimes Section of the Department of Justice,  to address:

  • Understanding the new realignment of responsibilities in the US Attorney Manual, with civil and criminal attorneys working in parallel proceedings
  • How criminal OSHA penalties compare to those available under the CAA, CWA, and RCRA
  • What other offenses the Environment & Natural Resources Division can prosecute in these cases
  • How to prepare to respond to investigations with multiple levels of inquiry
  • Strategies for dealing with the possibility of governmental enforcement of internal company standards as crimes
  • What corporations must do to receive cooperation credit, and what “all relevant facts” means

Tune in for this program to gain a better understanding of the implications of the joint initiative, what it means for employers, and what the future may hold. For more information or to register for the American Law Institute Continuing Legal Education presentation click here.

12/08/2016 Partnership and Shareholder Disputes From Start To Finish

David Pierce will present information at the National Business Institute’s seminar on Partnership and Shareholder disputes.  This seminar is billed as a complete guide to ownership conflicts in family-owned and closely-held businesses.

David will present information in two sections of this day-long program.  The program will begin with David’s outline of when and how disagreements become legal disputes.  The program will conclude with his discussion of resolving disputes and what winning can look like.

Topics to be discussed in each of David’s presentation include:

  • Range of definitions of shareholder oppression
  • Fiduciary duties
  • Wrongful termination of shareholder-employee
  • Self-dealing
  • Right to inspect books and records
  • Theft of corporate opportunities
  • Range of potential court remedies
  • Negotiating a favorable buy-out
  • Re-drafting operating and shareholder agreements
  • Entity dissolution

You can register to attend this seminar here.


Crowne Plaza, Saddle Brook NJ
12/02/2016 Game Nite: Trustee Fiduciary Responsibility and Industry Funds

Elizabeth Manzo and James Estabrook will be presenting at the 2016 MCAA Industry Improvement Funds Conference held at the Long Boat Key Club & Resort, Florida.

12/01/2016 One Hour With An Industry Professional; Top Accounting, Tax & Legal Tips for 2017

Lindabury, McCormick, Estabrook and Cooper’s Construction Practice Leader Greg K. Vitali, Esq. will present to the New Jersey Subcontractors Association along with Brian Reingold, CPA , Partner in the Construction Services Group at Wiss & Company, LLP.

Topics to be discussed:

  • Improving Cash Flow
  • Equitable Subcontract Terms
  • Scope of Work
  • Scheduling
  • Payment Terms
  • Work Changes
  • Back Charges
  • Construction Lien Law
  • Mechanics Lien Law
  • Bond Act
  • Arbitration v. Litigation

 

 


Lindabury, McCormick, Estabrook & Cooper, Westfield NJ
12/01/2016 Society’s Reflection- Taking Important Steps Toward Diversity and Workplace Sensitivity

Elizabeth Manzo and James Estabrook will be presenting at the 2016 MCAA Industry Improvement Funds Conference held at the Long Boat Key Club & Resort, Florida.

11/30/2016 - 12/02/2016 2016 MCAA Industry Improvement Funds Conference

Lindabury Attorney To Speak at MCAA Sponsord Confer

11/14/2016 - 11/15/2016 International Foundation of Employee Benefit Plans 62nd Annual Employee Benefits Conference

The 62nd Annual Employee Benefits Conference will be held this year at the Orange County Convention Center, Orlando, FL.

Whether you are a trustee, an administrator or an advisor of pension or health and welfare funds, you can count on the Annual Conference to provide the education you need to properly support your employee benefit plans. Your one stop for all things employee benefits, the Annual Conference offers more than 100 educational sessions broken out into focused tracks with actionable solutions.

James K. Estabrook will present  “Update on the Multiemployer Pension Reform Acts.”  This is a level I session, recommended for new trustees which provides a brief summary of the nuts and bolts of MPRA , status of design implementation and benefit suspensions, participant communication and elections, common pitfalls guidance and experiences to date.

He will also present a session highlighting “PBGC Solvency and Solutions.” This is a level II session focusing on: Breadth of failing plans in the multiemployer sector; Are the plans victims of economic conditions and changes? How is PBGC currently funded?  What is the potential impact on premiums resulting from the Multiemployer Guarantee Study? •What is the projected stability of the PBGC? •What’s needed; what’s likely to happen?

Elizabeth Engert Manzo will moderate “Navigating ACA: What Attorneys Need to Know” focusing on;  New regulations,  case law, cadillac tax, employer penalties, creative solutions, planning for the next five years,  and what is the projected stability of the PBGC;  What’s needed; and what’s likely to happen?

She will also present a session regarding “Confronting Insolvency”  outlining the basics of MPRA, working with the PBGC, IRS considerations, Partitions and mergers , 412(e) considerations and Two-hat dilemma.

For more information about this event click here.

10/21/2016 Paid Sick Leave, Family Leave & Beyond

Join Employment Group partner Kathleen Connelly as she presents information New Jersey and Federal rules governing paid and family leave for the New Jersey Business and Industry Association.

New local mandatory paid sick leave requirements took effect in 2015. Add those to the eight federal and state statutes that require employers to provide leave or wage replacement, and you’ve got a maze of laws affecting workplace policies.

This seminar is designed to provide a roadmap with relevant case studies and practical examples for dealing with overlapping leave entitlements.

This program has been approved by the Board on Continuing Legal Education of the Supreme Court of New Jersey for 4.3 hours of total CLE credit.


The Wilshire Grand Hotel, West Orange NJ
10/20/2016 Estate Planning and Living Wills

David Hardin and Anne Marie Robbins will host a program which provides and introduction to estate planning concepts and basic rules governing federal and state death taxes.  Time permitting, issues including living wills will also be addressed with a question and answer period to follow.

If you would like to register to attend this seminar please contact Maria Nolting at (908) 464-8373 extension 2024.


Berkeley Heights YMCA, Berkeley Heights NJ
09/30/2016 New Overtime Rules & Other Wage Traps

Lindabury’s Employment Group Chairperson, John H. Schmidt, Jr. will present information on the soon to be enacted Department of Labor employee classification and overtime rules for the New Jersey Business and Industry Association.

This half-day seminar offers comprehensive information on new federal overtime requirements, legally using independent contractors, properly classifying employees, and maintaining clear and accurate wage records. Practical information will also be provided on how to deal with unauthorized work, business trips, commuting time, and a host of other issues.

This program has been approved by the Board on Continuing Legal Education of the Supreme Court of New Jersey for 4.3 hours of total CLE credit.

*This activity has been approved for 3.50 (HR (General)) recertification credit hours toward California, GPHR, HRBP, HRMP, PHR, and SPHR recertification through the HR Certification Institute.

Forsgate Country Club, Monroe Township NJ
09/29/2016 Starting a Business in New Jersey: The Steps You Need To Take

Join Corporate partner Michelle Monte and Dominick Macaro from Volk Insurance as they present information on best practices for those who are seeking to start a business in New Jersey.

The topics Michelle and Dominick will cover include:

  1. Corporation Structure/Formation
  2. Finances
  3. Intellectual Property: Patents, trademarks and copyrights
  4. Contracts
  5. Insurance Policies
  6. Real Estate
  7. Human Resources/Employment
  8. Advertising

Seating is limited so please RSVP to:

Thomas M. Smith, Principal of Intelligent Office
609-786-2400
tsmith@intelligentoffice.com


Intelligent Office, Princeton NJ
09/19/2016 Understanding Your Fiduciary Responsibilities in Collections

James Estabrook will speak at the International Foundation of Employee Benefit Plans Collection Procedures Institute regarding “Understanding Your Fiduciary Responsibilities in Collections”.

This session will consider fiduciary standards relating to your collections program. Topics include: • Understanding your fiduciary responsibility to collect—ERISA standards • Monitoring plan professionals • Prohibited transactions • Duty to audit • Avoiding conflict • Policies and procedures you need to have • DOL position and activities.


Westin Copley Place, Boston MA
09/15/2016 - 09/16/2016 Interactive Trustee Workshop

Elizabeth Manzo and James Estabrook presented at Trustee Workshop at the UA MCA Trustees Conference held at the Westin in Jersey City, NJ.

09/14/2016 BusinessKillers Workshop

Join Lindabury and M&T Bank for a 1-hour seminar geared to existing small business owners that will discuss commonly made mistakes that can kill a business.

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Lindabury, McCormick, Estabrook & Cooper, Westfield NJ
08/03/2016 The Legal and Insurance Ramifications of Lead Injuries Webinar

Lead once was used in a variety of construction materials, especially paint. Lead poisoning can be disastrous, if not deadly. A panel of legal and insurance professionals will explore the sources of lead injury claims, developing liability issues, and the industry impact of lead-based claims.

This webinar’s panelists include:

  • Phil Pizzuto, Partner; Lindabury, McCormick, Estabrook & Cooper, P.C
  • Eileen Buholtz, Attorney/Firm Member; Connors, Corcoran & Buholtz, PLLC
  • Brian Hinton, Attorney; Anderson Crawley & Burke, pllc
  • Ken Gillespie, Litigation Specialist; Builders Mutual Insurance Company

To attend this webinar you can register here

07/18/2016 Benefit Communication and Technology Institute

 

Elizabeth E. Manzo will be speaking about the robust legal, legislative and regulatory environment surrounding benefits in recent years which has created communication challenges for plan sponsors. This session will focus on:

  • Updates on the legal and regulatory activities that impact your communication program
  • Pension and health checklist of compliance requirements
  • Meeting your obligation without sacrificing your brand

The Fairmont Copey Plaza Hotel, boston ma
06/03/2016 16th Annual Continuing Education Mediation Seminar

At the Union County 16th Annual Continuing Education Mediation Seminar, the Honorable Judge John Boyle spoke about techniques, strategies & unique issues during mediation.


Superior Court of New Jersey Union Vicinage, Elizabeth New Jersey
05/16/2016 New Jersey Basic CLE Marathon 2016

On May 16, 2016, Lindabury attorney Carlos Sanchez presented at the New Jersey Basic CLE Marathon and spoke about “New Jersey Real Estate Closings and Practice”. His topic included:

  • Overview of a purchase and sale transaction
  • Contract issues/attorney review
  • Inspections issues
  • Preparing for closing4:
  • Documentation issues
  • Post-closing issues

For more information about Carlos Sanchez please check out his bio.

05/10/2016 Estate Planning and Charitable Giving - Kean University

Join Monica Vir as she presents information on estate planning and charitable giving.  Monica’s presentation will address estate planning & charitable giving through the use of charitable IRAs and other planning tools.

Attendees will leave with an understanding as to how these variouys planning tools can help individuals provide for their families and favorite charities.


Kean University STEM Auditorium, Union NJ
05/10/2016 Paid Sick Leave Accrual on Direct Federal Construction Projects

James Estabrook, chair of Lindabury’s Employee Benefits practice will speak at the Quality Alliance National Issues Conference on paid sick leave accrual issues. The event will be held at the Marriot Georgetown Hotel from Tuesday, May 10th through Thursday, May 12, 2016.


Marriot Georgetown Hotel, Washington DC
04/21/2016 Employment Law Seminar: Leave & Benefit Rights and How To Respond To Discrimination Claims

Join Lindabury McCormick’s Employment Law Group as they provide insight for employers on their responsibilities when it comes to employee leave and benefit rights. Also to be discussed will be the proper steps to be taken by employers as they investigate and respond to claims of harassment and discrimination in the workplace.

This complimentary breakfast seminar is suited for business owners, office managers, human resources personnel and others responsible for the recruitment, selection, hiring, discipline and termination of employees and staff.

This seminar has been approved for 2 General HR recertification credit hours by the HR Certification Institute.

Registration, breakfast and networking begins at 8:00AM and the educational program will start promptly at 8:30AM. There will be time for audience questions at the conclusion of the program.

Speakers include:

Kathleen M. Connelly, Esq. – Employee Leave and Benefit Rights

Steven Backfisch, Esq. – Responding to Discrimination Claims

Register to Attend Here


Lindabury, McCormick, Estabrook & Cooper, Westfield NJ
04/07/2016 Restricted Covenants - Issues in Litigation: Defense Perspective

On April 7, 2016 Labor and Employment group Co-Chair, John Schmidt will be a featured speaker at the New Jersey Association for Justice’s 2016 Boardwalk Seminar where he will present information on New Jersey restrictive covenants and non-compete agreements.

Employers use many types of restrictive covenants (like non-competes, non-disclosures and post-employment agreements) to guard intellectual assets, trade secrets, customer
information and other business information. These important tools can be vital for a business’s success. However, they must be drafted and executed with care – overly broad agreements or
agreements executed without proper counsel are certain to invite judicial scrutiny, especially during periods of high unemployment, and may ultimately be unenforceable.

Moreover, counsel must always keep damages in mind. While many employment agreement cases start with a request fo r injunctive relief, they can result in significant damages. Both
sides must consider damages when preceding with litigation.

Topics To Be Covered Include

  • Recent developments in the enforceability of restrictive covenants in New Jersey
  • Preparing and drafting effective and enforceable restrictive covenants
  • Concerns on the enforceability of restrictive covenants in foreign
    (outside New Jersey) jurisdictions
  • Common Law duties of loyalty and confidentiality
  • Quantifying Damages
  • Calculating Lost Profits
  • Liquidated Damages

Harrah’s Resort, Atlantic City NJ
03/19/2016 Restrictive Covenants and Non-Compete Agreements

On Saturday March 19, 2016 Labor and Employment group Co-Chair, John Schmidt will serve as the moderator of a New Jersey Institute for Continuing Legal Education (NJICLE) seminar focused on restrictive covenants and non-compete agreements.

Employers use many types of restrictive covenants (like non-competes, non-disclosures and post-employment agreements) to guard intellectual assets, trade secrets, customer
information and other business information. These important tools can be vital for a business’s success. However, they must be drafted and executed with care – overly broad agreements or
agreements executed without proper counsel are certain to invite judicial scrutiny, especially during periods of high unemployment, and may ultimately be unenforceable.

Moreover, counsel must always keep damages in mind. While many employment agreement cases start with a request fo r injunctive relief, they can result in significant damages. Both
sides must consider damages when preceding with litigation.

Topics To Be Covered Include

  • Recent developments in the enforceability of restrictive covenants in New Jersey
  • Preparing and drafting effective and enforceable restrictive covenants
  • Concerns on the enforceability of restrictive covenants in foreign
    (outside New Jersey) jurisdictions
  • Common Law duties of loyalty and confidentiality
  • Quantifying Damages
  • Calculating Lost Profits
  • Liquidated Damages

This program has been approved by the Board on Continuing Legal Education of the Supreme Court of New Jersey for 3.3 hours of total CLE credit. Of these, 3.3 qualify as hours of credit toward certification in civil trial law.


Crowne Plaza Hotel Fairfield, Fairfield NJ
03/09/2016 2016 Labor and Employment Law Forum

Labor and Employment group Co-Chair, John Schmidt will be a presenter at the 2016 Labor and Employment Law Forum hosted by the New Jersey Institute for Continuing Legal Education (NJICLE).

John will serve as a panelist during the session discussing Technology Issues in Employment Litigation.  As an attorney representing management in employment litigation matters, John will present information from the perspective of defense counsel.

Every year, over 200 “L&E” attorneys register for NJICLE’s Labor and Employment Law Forum, making it one of the most popularly attended seminars in this area of law.

This program has been approved by the Board on Continuing Legal Education of the Supreme Court of New Jersey for 6.7 hours of total CLE credit. Of these, 1.0 qualify as hours of credit for ethics/professionalism, and 6.7 qualify as hours of credit toward certification in civil trial law.


New Jersey Law Center, New Brunswick NJ
02/25/2016 Mergers & Acquisitions Seminar - Letters of Intent: Starting Right To Finish Strong

The goal of most business owners is to build up the company and sell it when the time is right.

Entrepreneurs and family owned companies ready to expand their business, or begin its change of control or sale, need to ensure the process runs smoothly so as not to disrupt current operations.

Wrong choices at the onset can lead to difficult negotiations, tax disadvantages and deals that do not close. If your company is considering buying or selling, it’s important to understand the differences between the transaction structures available.

Join Lindabury McCormick’s Mergers & Acquisitions Group as they provide insight to business owners, investors, brokers, executives, and other entrepreneurs on important tips and topics of interest covering business deals, contract strategies and investment growth.

Topics to be covered include:

  • The Art of the M&A Deal
  • Binding Versus Non-Binding Terms
  • Deal Focus and Stability
  • No-Shop Provisions

Speakers Include:

Robert W. Anderson, Esq.
Monica Vir, Esq.

REGISTER TO ATTEND

Registration and networking starts at 8:30AM and the educational program will begin promptly at 9:00AM.  There will be a 15-minute break midway through the program as well as ample time for all attendees to pose questions to the presenters.


Lindabury, McCormick, Estabrook & Cooper, Westfield NJ
02/24/2016 Protecting Your Construction Investment - Liens, Bonds, Contract Disputes & Resolutions

Construction practice leader Greg Vitali will be the presenter at the Professional Women in Construction’s New Jersey Chapter’s Breakfast Education Meeting on Wednesday February 24, 2016.

The seminar, “Liens, Bonds, Contract Disputes & Resolutions” will provide attendees with tips and strategies they can employ to protect their investment when disputes arise in a construction project.


Lindabury, McCormick, Estabrook & Cooper, Westfield NJ
02/11/2016 Employment Law Seminar: Understanding The Legal Aspects of Hiring, Firing and Accommodating

Join Lindabury McCormick’s Employment Law Group as they provide insight for employers on how to handle hiring, firing, and accommodating their employees.

This complimentary breakfast seminar is suited for business owners, office managers, human resources personnel and others responsible for the recruitment, selection, hiring, discipline and termination of employees and staff.

Topics to be covered include:

  • NJ’s Final ‘Ban the Box’ Rules – What Can Employers Ask About an Applicant’s Criminal History?
  • When is it Time For an Employment Contract?
  • Employment Handbooks – Why They’re Necessary & What To Include
  • Workplace Accommodations – Employer Responsibilities when Managing Disability and Religious Accommodations

Leading this seminar will be:

John H. Schmidt, Esq.
Kathleen M. Connelly, Esq.
Sergio D. Simões, Esq.

REGISTER TO ATTEND

Registration and networking starts at 8:00AM and the educational program will begin promptly at 8:30AM.  There will be a 15 minute break midway through the program as well as ample time for all attendees to pose questions to the presenters.


Shackamaxon Country Club, Scotch Plains NJ
02/05/2016 NJBIA Member Networking Breakfast to Take Place at Lindabury

On February 5, 2016, Lindabury will host a NJBIA Member Networking Breakfast from 8:30 AM – 10:00 AM in our Westfield office.  Labor and Employment Co-Chair, John H. Schmidt, Jr. will give a short update on the status of paid sick leave in New Jersey and on the firm’s upcoming seminar, “Understanding the Legal Responsibilities of Hiring, Firing & Accommodating.” For additional information, please visit http://www.njbia.org/


Lindabury, McCormick, Estabrook & Cooper, Westfield NJ
12/03/2015 - 12/04/2015 Employee Benefit Attorneys Speak at the 2015 Industry Improvement Funds Conference

James K. Estabrook & Elizabeth E. Manzo will give two presentations at the Mechanical Contractors Association of America’s 2015 Industry Improvement Funds Conference.  The first presentation will be given on December 3rd and will be on “Status of Industry Funds – Who has the right to question the funds?” while on December 4th  they will present information on “Proper Uses of Industry Funds.”


The Mirage, Las Vegas, NV
12/02/2015 Employment Litigation Attorney Steven Backfisch to Discuss How To Deal With Problem Employees

On December 2, 2015, Employment litigation attorney Steven Backfisch will participate in an Employment Seminar hosted by the New Jersey Business and Industry Association.  The NJBIA program is titled, “Documentation, Discipline & Discharge” and is designed to help employers manage the disciplining of their workforces legally and effectively.  Steve will share insights from his 30 year career by providing specific examples of steps business owners and their managers can take when documenting, disciplining and in some instances discharging, problem employees.

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NJM Insurance Group, Hammonton NJ
11/12/2015 Protecting Your Investment - Educational Seminar for Building Material Suppliers

Lindabury’s Construction Law Group will host a free educational seminar titled “Protecting Your Investment” that will educate building material suppliers on the steps they should take to ensure payment for the marterials and labor they supply on both private and public jobs.

Topics that will be covered:

  • Pros and cons of filing construction liens (private projects)
  • Municipal mechanics liens (public projects)
  • Statutory protections including bond rights

This is your opportunity to discuss strategies and ask questions on how to protect your business from nonpaying customers.

Register to attend here.


Lindabury, McCormick, Estabrook & Cooper, Westfield NJ
10/29/2015 What Bankruptcy Lawyers Need To Know About Other Areas of the Law

Bankruptcy practitioners often face issues and questions involving other practice areas. To effectively represent clients, Bankruptcy lawyers need a working knowledge of these other practice areas to understand how they will impact the outcome of their bankruptcy cases.

Lindabury Bankruptcy & Creditors’ Rights attorney Scott Pyfer will participate as a panelist in a NJICLE Seminar on October 29, 2015.  Scott, along with an assembled group of practitioners, will provide the bankruptcy attorneys with the knowledge they need in order to spot issues raised by other areas of practice. The seminar will first examine non-bankruptcy practice areas of most concern to attorneys who primarily represent individual consumer debtors in chapter 7 cases and will then explore those issues most likely to be encountered by attorneys who primarily represent businesses reorganizing under chapter 11.

Register here to attend this seminar.

NJ CLE: This program has been approved for 7.3 credits (50 minute hour)
PA CLE: 6.0 substantive pending ($24 fee – separate check payable to NJICLE must be submitted at the end of the program)
NY CLE: 7.0 professional practice credits
CPE: 3.5 business law and 3.5 taxation credits


New Jersey Law Center, New Brunswick NJ
10/27/2015 Estate Planning Seminar for Union Members

James K. Estabrook, Co-Chair of the firm’s Labor & Employment/Employee Benefits group, will participate in the Pipefitters Local 274 Pre-Retirement Seminar and present information on issues related to estate planning.


Local 274, Parsippany NJ
10/16/2015 Practices, Tools and Strategies to Navigate Today’s Changing HR Realities

Kathleen M. Connelly of Lindabury’s Employment group will be a featured speaker at the NJ YMCA State Alliance Human Resource Networking training event at the Fanwood-Scotch Plains YMCA on Friday, October 16, 2015.  

Kathleen’s presentation will focus on changes to the White Collar Overtime Exemptions under the Fair Labor Standards Act.


Fanwood-Scotch Plains YMCA, Scotch Plains NJ
10/14/2015 Mediation: Steps on Closing a Deal at your Price and Avoiding Costly Litigation Through Mediation

Litigation partner Philip Pizzuto is participating in a Continuing Legal Education seminar hosted by the New York State Trial Lawyers Institute.  This seminar is focused on assisting attorneys who already have expertise in negotiation tactics but who want to better understand the how and why of the process.  This seminar will feature a mock mediation so as to highlight strategies and techniques.

Mr. Pizzuto has been recently appointed by, and serves at the pleasure of, the New York State Superintendent of Insurance, as a New York State No-Fault Arbitrator in cases filed with the American Arbitration Association.  He has over 18 years of experience in all aspects of civil tort litigation and has extensive litigation and trial experience in both state and federal courts.


New York State Trial Lawyers Institute, New York NY
10/07/2015 Explore the Rules and Practicalities of Tax Deferred Exchanges of Real Property under IRC Section 1031

Lindabury, McCormick, Estabrook & Cooper and Wells Fargo Corporate Trust Services are co-hosting a free breakfast seminar titled “Understanding 1031 Like-Kind Exchanges,” on October 7, 2015.

Robert S. Schwartz, Chair of Lindabury’s Tax practice group will be joined by speakers Ken Shore, VP with Wells Fargo Corporate Trust Services and Roger Mehner, a partner in Lindabury’s Commercial Real Estate practice group.

Topics to be covered include:

  • Internal Revenue Code Section 1031: rules, exceptions and kinds
  • New Jersey and New York state tax considerations
  • Roles of the Qualified Intermediary and Accommodation Title Holder
  • Why owners need experienced and financially responsible QIs and ATHs
  • Get the Deal Done: tenancy in common and partnership split-ups, multiple property exchanges, environmental considerations, financing and refinancing considerations

New Jersey accountants will be provided with 1.8 Continuing Professional Education credits.


Lindabury, McCormick, Estabrook & Cooper, Westfield NJ
09/30/2015 Collecting Benefit Payments Due to Your Funds

Elizabeth E. Manzo will speak at the International Foundation of Employee Benefit Plans Collection Procedures Institute.  Elizabeth will speak on Withdrawal Liability & Collections.

More information about this seminar can be found here.


The Mirage, Las Vegas NV
09/29/2015 Employee Benefit Attorneys Speak at the 2015 International Foundation of Employee Benefit Plans Conference

James K. Estabrook will speak at the International Foundation of Employee Benefit Plans (“IFEBP”) Construction Industry Benefits Conference in Las Vegas on September 29, 2015.  Jim will speak on the Multiemployer Pension Reform Act (“MPRA”) of 2014 from 9:30 to 10:45 a.m. and will lead a Roundtable Discussion regarding MPRA from 11 a.m. to 12:15 p.m.  For more information on this Conference, please click here.


Grand Hyatt, Washington DC
09/25/2015 Lindabury Employment Attorney John Schmidt to Speak on Employee Compensation Changes

Avoiding common wage and hour pitfalls for non-exempt and exempt employees


WAYNE YMCA, Wayne, NJ
09/09/2015 Lindabury to Host NJBIA Member Networking Breakfast

Lindabury will host a NJBIA Member Networking Breakfast on September 9, 2015 from 8:30 AM – 10:00 AM in our Westfield office.  Labor and Employment Co-Chair, John H. Schmidt will give a short presentation on the Department of Labor’s proposal to overhaul existing overtime regulations for exempt executive, administrative and professional employees.  For additional information, please visit http://www.njbia.org/

07/23/2015 Ensuring Compliant Hiring and Leave Administration

Lindabury attorney to provide guidance to session attendees on some of the latest legal and regulatory issues impacting HR professionals today


McLoone’s Pier House, Long Branch NJ
07/01/2015 Understanding the MPRA 2014 Regulations Webinar

EWebinar to address the 2014 MEPRA Regulations

06/27/2015 Lindabury Environmental Partner to Discuss Insurance Allocation at NJSBA Environmental Law Forum

Seminar presented in cooperation with the NJSBA Environmental Law Section and NJICLE

06/26/2015 Sergio D. Simões to Speak at the New Jersey Business and Industry Association’s (“NJBIA”) Employment Seminar

Sergio D. Simões will be presenting at the NJBIA Employment Seminar, ” New Supervisor Training,” on Friday, June 26, 2015 at the Forsgate Country Club. Sergio will speak on ” Reasonable Accommodations in the Workplace. ” To read more about Sergio, please click here.


Forsgate Country Club, Monroe Township NJ
06/11/2015 Protected Employee Speech and Unionization Activities In The Workplace Seminar

Are your policies compliant in age of increased NLRB oversight and enforcement?


Lindabury, McCormick, Estabrook & Cooper, Westfield NJ
06/05/2015 Lindabury Employment Shareholder to Discuss CEPA at NJICLE Employment Law Seminar

Seminar presented in cooperation with the NJSBA Labor & Employment Law Section


New Jersey Law Center, New Brunswick NJ
05/28/2015 2015 Employee Benefits Legal and Regulatory Update

Employee Benefits Shareholder Presents at Employee Benefit Update


Renaissance Woodbridge Hotel – Crystal Ballroom, Iselin NJ
05/13/2015 Steven Backfisch to Speak at Seminar on Documentation, Discipline & Discharge

Steven Backfisch will be presenting at the NJBIA Employment Seminar, “Documentation, Discipline & Discharge,” on Wednesday, May 13, 2015 at the Sheraton Eatontown. Steve will speak on “Having the Right Policies in Place to Manage Your Discipline Program?” To read more about Steve, please click here.


Sheraton Eatontown, Eatontown NJ
05/04/2015 Lindabury Attorney to Present at Legislative Conference

James K. Estabrook participates in the International Foundation of Employee Benefit Plans Legislative Conference.


The Capital Hilton, Washington D.C.
03/11/2015 Difficult Decisions: Unemployment, Severance & Everything in Between

In today’s uncertain economic times a business often finds itself making difficult operating decisions.


Pine Manor, Edison NJ
02/26/2015 Avoiding Common Wage and Hour Pitfalls for Non-Exempt and Exempt Employees

While the number of FSLA claims continue to rise there are several ways employers can reduce the likelihood of wage and hour lawsuits


Westfield Office, Westfield New Jersey
02/20/2015 Structuring your Business for Liability Protections and Tax Advantages

Differences between C-Corps, S-Corps, Limited Liability Companys (LLC), and Limited Partnerships

02/18/2015 Kathleen M. Connelly to Speak at Seminar on Effective Employee Screening

Half day seminar dives deep into what employers can do in hiring decisions

02/18/2015 In the Know: Effective Employee Screening

Half day seminar dives deep into what employers can do in hiring decisions.


The Wilshire Grand Hotel, West Orange NJ
01/22/2015 Multiemployer Pension Reform Act of 2014 Seminar

James K. Estabrook & Elizabeth Manzo of the firm’s Employee Benefits group, hosted a complimentary seminar discussion focused on The Multiemployer Pension Reform Act of 2014 (“MEPRA”).

Topics covered were:

  • Repeal of the sunset provisions of the Pension Protection Act of 2006
  • Increased PBGC premiums for Multiemployer Plans
  • Correction and clarification of the Zone Status Rules
  • Changes to Withdrawal Liability Rules
  • Enhanced rules for Multiemployer Plan Mergers and Partitions
  • Remediation measures for deeply troubled Multiemployer Plans including conditions, limitations,
    notice requirements and approval process for the suspension of benefits
  • Additional PPA flexibility and technical corrections
  • Enhanced Rules for multiemployer plan mergers and partitions
  • Important issues for Trustees, Administrators and Plan Professionals

If you have questions about how MERPA will impact your fund please contact us here.

MPRA Seminar 1   MPRA Seminar 2  MPRA Seminar 3


Lindabury, McCormick, Estabrook & Cooper, Westfield NJ
01/20/2015 Multiemployer Pension Reform Act of 2014 Webcast

In December congress passed the Multiemployer Pension Reform Act of 2014 

12/03/2014 2014 Industry Improvement Funds Conference - Mechanical Contractors Association of America

Industry Fund Liability and Legal Challenges


Longboat Key Club & Resort, Longboat Key Florida
10/26/2014 Kean and You - Elder Law Issues

Elder Law Attorney to speak to Alumni Group.


Cafe Yumba – East Campus, Hillside NJ
10/17/2014 CHANGING DIRECTION, STAYING THE COURSE

HOT TOPICS—IF YOU CAN’T TAKE THE HEAT, STAY OUT OF HR!


Raritan Bay YMCA, Perth Amboy NJ
10/14/2014 Professionalism, the Rule of Law, and You

Union County Bar Association’s Professionalism Day Program – Professionalism, the Rule of Law, and You

10/14/2014 Employee Benefits Group Presents at 60th Annual Employee Benefits Conference

Lindabury McCormick’s Employee Benefits group presented in Boston at the International Foundation of Employee Benefit Plans 60th Annual Employee Benefits Conference. On October 14, 2014, James K. Estabrook and Elizabeth Engert Manzo will moderate several panel discussions and present seminars on a variety of topics important to multiemployer pension plan trustees.

10/10/2014 Lindabury Attorney to Speak at The Collection Procedures Institute

Estabrook Presents at Attorney Breakout Session


Le Meridien Delfina, Santa Monica CA
10/08/2014 Seniors Gather at Garwood Firehouse for Seminar

On Thursday, October 16, 2014, Elizabeth Engert Manzo presented to the Garwood Senior Citizens Club on New Jersey Elder Law & Estate Planning. The group meet at the Garwood Fire Department, 403 South Avenue, Garwood, NJ from 11:30 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.

10/08/2014 Lindabury Attorneys to Present at 60th Annual IFEBP Conference

James K. Estabrook and Elizabeth E. Manzo participate in the International Foundation of Employee Benefit Plans seminar.


The Boston Convention & Exhibition Center, Boston MA
10/06/2014 Elder Law and Estate Planning For Seniors

On Thursday, October 16, 2014, Elizabeth Engert Manzo will be presenting to the Garwood Senior Citizens Club on New Jersey Elder Law & Estate Planning.  This seminar will take place at the Garwood Fire Department, 403 South Avenue, Garwood, NJ from 11:30 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.


Garwood Fire Department, Garwood NJ
10/03/2014 First Friday Seminar

How Much Info to Share with Your Employees?


The Grand Summit Hotel, Summit NJ
09/29/2014 Arbitration, Mediation & All That Jazz

Annual Beefsteak Night has pre-dinner seminar


Union Elks Club, Union NJ
09/18/2014 New Jersey Employment Law Seminar - September 2014

Employment Law Seminar to be held at Westfield location.


Lindabury, McCormick, Estabrook & Cooper, Westfield NJ
09/18/2014 Lindabury Hosts Employment Law Seminar

Seminar Held at Lindabury Offices

09/12/2014 Lindabury Attorney Speaks to Hudson Valley Mechanical Contractors

Attorney presents to group for the first time

09/08/2014 The Business of Staying in Business

10 things every business owner needs to consider from insurance coverage to disaster planning


Holiday Inn, Clark NJ
09/08/2014 Lindabury Attorneys Participate in Collective Bargaining Seminar

Learn negotiating techniques and constructive approaches to labor negotiations


Grand Hyatt, Washington DC
08/11/2014 Learn the Nuts and Bolts – From Establishment to Dissolution

On Monday, August 11, 2014, tax and corporate attorney, Robert S. Schwartz will be one of the featured speakers in an all day seminar entitled ‘Tax Exempt Organizations From Start to Finish.”  This seminar, sponsored by the National Business Institute,  will take place at the Doubletree by Hilton Newark Airport from 8:30 a.m. – 4:40 p.m..  Bob will be speaking on the complex matter of unrelated business taxable income (“UBTI”) and also on charitable contributions and tax deductions from the donee charity’s perspective.

07/29/2014 Lindabury Attorney Presents to Union County Realtors

Updates Every Realtor Should Know

07/19/2014 Attorneys Present Seminar to Church Leadership

On July 19, 2014, Lindabury attorneys, Monica Vir and William R. Watkins, presented a seminar to the church leadership of St. Paul Baptist Church concerning Training and Tax Guidance for Churches to Comply with IRC Section 501(c)(3).  The seminar took place in Montclair, NJ from 9:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m.  To read more about Lindabury’ s nonprofit practice group, please click here.

06/10/2014 Do I Really Need an Employee Handbook?

On October 3, 2014 Kathleen Connelly presented at the Suburban Chamber of Commerce’s First Friday meeting at the Grand Summit Hotel.  Kathleen spoke to business owners and HR professionals on the importance of maintaining an up-to-date and complete employee handbook.

Follow @LindaburyLaw on Twitter to stay informed as to future seminars and educational opportunities.

03/04/2014 Lindabury Attorney presents at seminar on Divorce Process, Pre-Nuptial Agreements and Issues that can Arise After a Divorce

Carlos Sanchez Presents at R.I.C.H Planning Group

02/19/2014 ACG-NJ and Lindabury Team up for Monthly Member Forum

Lindabury, McCormick, Estabrook & Cooper hosted the member forum monthly meeting of the ACG-NJ on February 19,2014.  Scott C. Pyfer, Robert W. Anderson, Roger Mehner and Monica Vir  spoke on Asset Protection and New Jersey’s Revised Uniform Limited Liability company Act.   The seminar was held at Lindabury’s office in Westfield from 8:30 a.m. – 10:00 a.m.


Lindabury, McCormick, Estabrook & Cooper, Westfield NJ
01/14/2014 Lindabury Attorneys Participate in the Vincent J. Apruzzese High School Mock Trial Competition (01/14/2014)

Lindabury attorneys recently served as mock trial judges for the initial rounds of the 2014 Vincent J. Apruzzese Mock Trial Competition.

12/03/2013 Lindabury to Present at the 2014 MCAA Industry Improvement Funds Conference

Lindabury Attorney To Speak at MCAA Sponsord Confer

10/20/2013 Lindabury Attorneys Participate in the 59th U.S. Annual Employee Benefits Conference

Attorneys speak at International Foundation of Employee Benefit Plan

09/24/2013 Attorney speaks at the Union County Bar Association Family Law Section Seminar

Bar Association’s Family Law Section holds seminar

09/16/2013 Lindabury Attorneys Speak at the 2013 Construction Industry Benefits Conference

James K. Estabrook and Elizabeth E. Manzo presented at the Construction Industry Benefits Conference at The Westin Copley Place, Boston, Massachusetts.

06/13/2013 How a Non-Profit Can Stay Compliant Seminar

On Wednesday, June 12, attorneys James K. Estabrook and Monica Vir presented a special seminar entitled “ Learning By Example: A Case Study Review of Those Who Did it Wrong So You Can Do it Right.”

06/11/2013 - 06/13/2013 Attorney Presents on the Need for Trusts

Tax Attorney Presents Special Seminar

05/30/2013 Lindabury Attorneys To Participate in the 59th U.S. Annual Employee Benefits Conference

James K. Estabrook and Elizabeth E. Manzo will be presenters at the 59th Annual Conference for the International Foundation of Employee Benefit Plans, October 20-23, 2013 in Las Vegas, Nevada.

05/17/2013 Lindabury Attorneys Speak on Withdrawal Liability

James K. Estabrook and Elizabeth E. Manzo presented a special seminar entitled “Withdrawal Liability Asked and Answered”

05/09/2013 Lindabury Shareholders Speak on Withdrawal Liability

James K. Estabrook and Elizabeth E. Manzo presented a special seminar entitled “Withdrawal Liability Asked and Answered: All the Questions You Didn’t Know You Wanted to Ask.”

04/22/2013 Attorney Speaks to Summit Area AARP

Attorney presented in front of the Summit area AARP.

03/13/2013 Red Bank Attorney Addresses The New Jersey Private Investigators Association

Lindabury Attorney Speaks to the New Jersey Licensed Private Investigators Association.

03/01/2013 Tax Attorney Addresses Statute of Limitations with Respect to Unreported Foreign Source Income

Article examines the amendment to Code Sec. 6501 (e) (1)

02/18/2013 Lindabury Attorneys Participate in 2013 Advanced Trustees Institute

Estabrook and Manzo Present at the 2013 Advanced Trustees Institute

02/13/2013 Lindabury Attorneys Participate in the Vincent J. Apruzzese High School Mock Trial Competition (02/13/2013)

Lindabury attorneys served as mock trial judges for the initial rounds of the 2013 Vincent J. Apruzzese Mock Trial Competition.

11/28/2012 NJDEP v. Dimant: Causation Requirements for Spill Act Liability

On September 26, 2012, in perhaps the most significant New Jersey environmental decision in the last thirty years, the New Jersey Supreme Court in New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection v. Dimant dealt a major blow to the NJDEP’s strategy of pursuing business owners for cleanup costs under New Jersey’s Spill Compensation and Control Act without sufficient evidence linking those businesses to the contamination and alleged damage at issue.

On Wednesday, November 28 at 12:00-1:00 p.m., Jerry English participated in a roundtable webinar to discuss this recent decision, its implications for future cleanup efforts, and the burden of proving causation that the decision imposes.

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