Collins v. Mary Kay, Inc., ___ F.3d ___ (3d Cir. 2017).  This opinion of the Third Circuit today, written by Judge Restrepo, answers what he called “a layered choice-of-law question:  what law governs the interpretation of a forum selection clause in a written agreement when that agreement also contains a choice-of-law clause?”  The court concluded that Texas law, which the choice of law clauses in both of the subject agreements made applicable, would apply, rather than t

Blake v. Board of Review, ___ N.J. Super. ___ (App. Div. 2017).  In McClain v. Board of Review, ___ N.J. Super. ___ (App. Div. 2017), discussed here, a panel of the Appellate Division recently addressed an amendment to N.J.S.A. 43:21-5(a) that allows persons who leave a job voluntarily to receive unemployment benefits where the person “acc

Sauter v. Colts Neck Volunteer Fire Co. No. 2, ___ N.J. Super. ___ (App. Div. 2017).  The Conscientious Employee Protection Act, N.J.S.A. 34:19-1 to -14 (“CEPA”) protects “employees who report illegal or unethical work-place activities.”  CEPA defines an “employee” as one who “performs services for and under the control and direction of an employer for wages or other remuneration.”

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