NJ Employers Gain New Leverage Against Disloyal Workers

By Martin Bricketto (October 2, 2015, 1:43 PM EDT) -- A recent New Jersey Supreme Court decision pushed open the door to salary disgorgement for swindled employers and may encourage more companies to aggressively seek restitution from disloyal employees, especially high-level decision makers.

The justices handed employers and their attorneys a potentially formidable tool when they ruled on Sept. 22 that companies don't have to show economic damages to win the disgorgement of a disloyal employee's salary. The court was deciding a limited issue from time-share businessman Bruce Kaye's much broader lawsuit accusing a former general counsel and chief operating officer for some Kaye companies, Alan Rosefielde, of legal malpractice, civil...

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