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Author Archives: Kevin Kutyla

How to Know If You’ve Been Wrongfully Terminated

In New Jersey, most people who work are at-will employees. This means their employer can fire them for most any reason, or for no reason at all, as long as no federal or state law is violated. But if you’ve been fired, it’s not always easy to figure out the true motives for the termination… Read More »

How to Prove a Distracted Driver Was at Fault in Your Accident

Distracted driving is among the chief causes of traffic accidents throughout the United States, including New Jersey. If you’ve been in a vehicle crash and you can prove that the other driver’s inattention was responsible, you may be able to collect compensation for your injuries. A study released in 2022 showed that in New Jersey,… Read More »

NJ Legislators Consider Bill to Outlaw Discrimination Based on Height and Weight

Studies have shown that overweight adults encounter 12 times more weight-based employment discrimination than thinner adults. Now, a proposed bill in the state Senate would make New Jersey the second state in the nation to ban discrimination against employees due to their height or weight. If passed, the Senate bill would add height and weight… Read More »

How Long Does a Workers’ Compensation Claim Take to Settle in New Jersey?

New Jersey law requires that employers in most organizations carry workers’ compensation insurance so that employees injured on the job are promptly reimbursed for their medical expenses, lost wages and related costs. However, workers’ comp claims vary in size and complexity. How long it takes to resolve a claim depends on the specific details of… Read More »

Dealing with the “Open and Obvious” Defense in Slip and Fall Cases

Anyone who owns or occupies property has a legal duty to keep it safe for guests and other people who may enter upon it. When dangerous conditions exist, slip and fall accidents are likely to occur, particularly on commercial premises where there is a high volume of foot traffic. A property owner or manager can… Read More »

Common Causes of Motorcycle Accident Injuries in NJ

There is no denying the appeal of motorcycles. For many people, they represent freedom and adventure. But riding motorcycle comes with great risks. They’re less stable than four-wheeled vehicles and they provide less protection in an accident. This means not only that they are more prone to crashes but also that more serious injuries tend… Read More »

N.J. Workers’ Comp Rates Are Way Up, Benefitting the Most Disabled

The state of New Jersey recently raised the amount of benefits injured workers receive through workers’ compensation. The minimum and maximum rates for benefits paid to injured workers are 10 percent higher in 2022 than they were in 2021. This is a major change that is notably higher than the marginal increases in benefits of… Read More »

What Recourse Do You Have if You’re Injured in an NJ Hit and Run?

Being hurt in a car crash is traumatic in itself, but your anxiety level will likely be higher if the other driver fled the scene. Hit-and-run accidents present special difficulties in terms of obtaining compensation for your medical costs and other losses. Nevertheless, there are positive steps that can be taken to pursue your rights… Read More »

New Jersey’s Most Dangerous Roads

New Jersey is one of the most heavily trafficked states in the nation, and its roads are not always up to the task. Many highways pose frequent and sometimes deadly hazards. Being aware of which roads are most treacherous, as well as factors that contribute to a lack of safety, can help you avoid accidents…. Read More »

New Jersey Expands Employee Protections Against Age Discrimination

In New Jersey as elsewhere, age discrimination lawsuits have increased in recent years. Many employers have downsized their staffs of older employees in favor of hiring entry-level workers or part-timers with the goal of reducing overhead. In response, New Jersey has enacted a law that strengthens existing protections against age discrimination in the workplace. A… Read More »