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Send in the Clowns, or Maybe Not

Oct 17, 2016 in Articles by

Just in time for this year’s Halloween festivities, “creepy clowns” have been terrorizing neighborhoods throughout the nation. As a handful of schools have already banned clown costumes in connection with their Halloween parades and in-school parties, several questions arise: As an administrator, how should you respond to this problem? Should “The Clown” be banned? Should you restrict your students’ choice of costume or should you allow them to “express themselves”? Here’s some guidance for dealing with the “creepy clown” problem.


Stefani Schwartz and Nicholas Bliablias to Speak at National Business Institute Seminar

Sep 14, 2016 in News by

Stefani C Schwartz and Nicholas D. Bliablias will present on a range of crucial employment issues at the National Business Institute forum, “Human Resource Law from A to Z,” Sept. 20-21 in Cherry Hill.

Schwartz, who heads the Labor and Employment Law Group at Schwartz, Simon, Edelstein & Celso, will speak on Sept. 21 on “Discrimination and Harassment.” She will focus on key laws, proper management of complaints, documentation of incidences, and discrimination and harassment prevention.


Stefani C Schwartz Named to NJ Supreme Court Jury Committee

Sep 8, 2016 in News by

WHIPPANY, NJ – September 8, 2016 – The New Jersey Supreme Court has approved the appointment of Stefani C Schwartz to its Committee on Model Civil Jury Charges. Glenn A. Grant, Acting Administrative Director of the Courts, announced the appointment on Aug. 22. It is effective as of Sept. 1 and extends until Aug. 31, 2018. Schwartz is a partner with Schwartz Simon Edelstein & Celso in Whippany, NJ, where she heads the Labor and Employment Law Group. She is regularly asked to speak at seminars and conferences throughout the state on topics such as sexual harassment and discrimination in the workplace, employment policies and handbooks, and employment law. Guidance for Jurors The Committee on Model Civil Jury Charges prepares and updates model civil jury charges to help trial judges accurately instruct juries and enhance their comprehension of the law. The panel is made up of judges and lawyers from across the state, and it is a standing committee of the New Jersey Supreme Court. “The New Jersey Supreme Court does not sanction or approve the Model Civil Jury Charges before publication by the Model Civil Jury Charge Committee, although the Supreme Court may, and frequently does, comment on the sufficiency of a charge in the context of a particular case,” according to the description of the committee by the Administrative Office of the Courts (AOC). “The Model Civil Jury Charges are a framework for building a set of jury instructions. Each case turns on unique facts and trial courts and […]


Schwartz Simon Edelstein & Celso Attorney Named to Best Lawyer List for Commercial Litigation & Other Areas

Aug 18, 2016 in News by

Managing Partner Stephen J. Edelstein Chosen for Distinction in Three Categories WHIPPANY, NJ – August 18, 2016 – Stephen J. Edelstein of Schwartz Simon Edelstein & Celso has been selected by Best Lawyers in America for 2017 in both commercial and employment matters. Edelstein was recognized for his expertise in Commercial Litigation, Employment Law-Management and Litigation-Labor and Employment. His specialties include representing and counseling private clients – both individual and corporate – in the diverse fields of employment law; crisis management; commercial litigation; and other complex civil litigation.


Schwartz Simon Edelstein & Celso Adds Attorney To Handle Private-Client Compliance

Aug 11, 2016 in Articles by

Whippany, NJ – August 11, 2016 – The Law Firm of Schwartz Simon Edelstein & Celso is pleased to announce the recent addition of Associate Saiju George to its expanding Human Resource Compliance Practice.

George practices in the firm’s Labor and Employment Group, where he helps clients prevent legal problems through counseling and expertly drafted policies and compliance manuals. He also keeps clients up to date on the latest developments in employment law, such as wage and hour matters and best practices regarding hiring and firing.




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