October 31, 2018
Barry A. Kozyra, Esq. was interviewed and quoted on Magone & Company's Tax Information Blog dated September 27, 2018, regarding Employee Non-Compete Agreements: Enforceable or Not?, The Three Factors a Court Will Examine During a Non-Compete Case Hearing and the State's Requirements.
1) Time. Mr. Kozyra stated, "It's unreasonable to take somebody out of the workplace for one or two years if they only worked at your business for a month. You would have to demonstrate that you have very fragile intellectual property or confidential information that could be stolen."
2) Geography. Mr. Kozyra stated, "We routinely see situations where an employer wants to restrict someone from working anywhere on the planet because the company has such wide-ranging reach. While it's not(...)
October 16, 2018
Kozyra & Hartz LLC is proud to announce that on October 16, 2018, Barry A. Kozyra received a Proclamation from Mayor Joseph P. Scarpelli, Commissioner Alphonse Petracco, Commissioner Thomas J. Evans, Commissioner Mauro G. Tucci and Commissioner Steven L. Rogers of the Township of Nutley.
The Proclamation paid tribute to Mr. Kozyra's accomplishments and contributions as a lawyer and citizen. The Township also extended their congratulations to Mr. Kozyra as the recipient of the 2018 Elks Citizen of the Year Award for his outstanding and meritorious service to humanity and charitable causes, and the 2018 Professional Lawyer of the Year Award for exemplary conduct, competence, diligence, and demeanor.
October 11, 2018
Congratulations to Barry A. Kozyra, Esq. on receiving the 2018 Essex County Bar Association Professional Lawyer of the Year Award, which was presented to Barry by the Honorable Barry T. Albin, Associate Justice of the New Jersey Supreme Court, and the Honorable John W. Bissell, retired Chief Judge of the United States District Court for the District of New Jersey, at the Commission's Professionalism Awards Luncheon on Thursday, October 11, 2018, at the Pines Manor in Edison, New Jersey. When asked what inspires him about this noble profession, Barry stated:
"I believe all lawyers are charged by oath of office with the responsibility to seek justice for all and to bring honor to the profession. For me, my word has always been my bond in dealing with everyone -- client, adversary,(...)
September 25, 2018
Kozyra & Hartz, LLC is proud to recognize and congratulate Barry A. Kozyra as a recipient of the 2018 Professional Lawyer of the Year Award by the Essex County Bar Association and New Jersey Commission on Professionalism in the Law for his exemplary conduct, competence, diligence, demeanor, and being a positive example for others.
The award will be presented at the Commission's Professionalism Awards Luncheon on Thursday, October 11, 2018 at the Pines Manor in Edison, New Jersey.
August 23, 2018
On August 14, 2018, Kozyra & Hartz, LLC sponsored and participated in the Essex County Bar Association's Bowling for Gun Buy Back charity event held at the Eagle Rock Lanes in West Orange, New Jersey. This fun-filled event raised money for the Gun Buy Back Initiative of the Essex County Bar Foundation and the Essex County Prosecutor's Office.