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Summer 2019 – Never A Dull Moment In New Jersey Employment Law
On August 6, 2019, New Jersey adopted the Wage Theft Act (WTA), which is effective immediately.
United States
15 Aug 2019
New York State Dramatically Expands Its Discrimination Laws
The New York State legislature has adopted, and it is anticipated that Governor Cuomo will soon sign, new legislation that makes the state one of the most pro-employee states in the country.
United States
15 Jul 2019
Spring Brings New Developments For New York And New Jersey Employers
Effective immediately, all employers must provide their employees in New York State who are registered voters with up to three hours' time off at the beginning or end of the work day to vote in any election.
United States
14 May 2019
U.S. Supreme Court Rules Certain Businesses And Lawyers Are Not Debt Collectors Under The FDCPA
(April 22, 2019) - The federal courts are plagued by what we might charitably refer to as creative claims under the Fair Debt Collection Practices Act (FDCPA).
United States
6 May 2019
Westchester County, New York Adopts New Laws Impacting Employers
Westchester County, N.Y. has recently enacted two new laws which apply to employers with employees working in the county: an earned sick leave law and a wage history anti-discrimination law.
United States
12 Nov 2018
ALERT: #MeToo Impacts New York Employers & Employees
New York employers have been given clear warnings by both state and city governments that victims of sexual harassment deserve special attention, evidenced by the law making these victims...
United States
3 Aug 2018
The New Jersey Equal Pay Law Requires The Immediate Attention Of All New Jersey Employers
As of July 2018, the Diane B. Allen Equal Pay Act is now in effect. This Act expanded the New Jersey Law Against Discrimination (LAD) in an aggressive manner designed to foster equal pay...
United States
3 Aug 2018
New York City To Require Employers And Landlords To Engage In New "Cooperative Dialogue" Process For Requests For Reasonable Accommodations
On January 19, 2018, New York City amended the already expansive and employee-friendly New York City Human Rights Law ("NYCHRL") ...
United States
2 Mar 2018
New York City Broadens Its Already Expansive Human Rights Law
The New York City Human Rights Law has been amended in several respects to provide more extensive protections and rights against discrimination in the employment, housing, and public accommodation contexts.
United States
25 Nov 2016
All-Natural Class Action Suit In New York Federal Court Is Placed On Hold
Multiple consumer class actions have been filed around the country involving the labeling of food products as "natural" or "all-natural."
United States
5 Oct 2016
Court Rules That Website Did not Bind Consumers To Arbitrate Their Claims
The Second Circuit ruled that a consumer class action lawsuit against brought under the CPSA arising from the sale of a diet pill would be allowed to proceed in the federal court...
United States
5 Oct 2016
Approval Of Huge Class Settlement Reversed Based On Conflict Of Interest Of Class Counsel Representing Subclasses With Diverging Interests
Plaintiffs' antitrust claims alleged that the defendants adopted rules that allowed the banks issuing credit cards to impose an artificially inflated interchange fee that merchants had little choice but to accept.
United States
29 Jul 2016
New Jersey Expands The Ability Of Clients And Non-Clients To Recover Fees From Attorneys
New Jersey legal malpractice cases have long been the exception to the general American Rule pursuant to which litigants must bear their own attorneys' fees in the absence of a statutory basis for fee-shifting...
United States
2 Jun 2016
Professional Liability Newsletter - Winter 2016
We are pleased to bring you the Winter, 2016, Professional Liability Newsletter. In this edition, you will find great information on our many victories and exciting news from Lewis Brisbois.
United States
5 Apr 2016
New York City Employers Must Again Review Their Policies And Practices To Address Caregivers As A New Protected Category
The New York City Council and Mayor DiBlasio continue on their campaign to expand the New York City Human Rights Law to provide new protections for employees who are victims of employer conduct...
United States
6 Mar 2016
Employment & Labor Law Client Alert - December, 2015
New Jersey employers should take note that the Department of Labor and Workforce Development has now issued regulations pursuant to the Ban the Box Law which was enacted earlier this year.
United States
5 Jan 2016
New York City Employers Must Comply With The Commuter Benefits Law As Of January 1, 2016
New York City is ringing in the new year in typical fashion, by imposing new obligations upon employers located in the City.
United States
17 Dec 2015
New York State Expands Protections For Women And Adopts Other Significant Changes Impacting Employers
New York State employers should be aware of significant new laws recently signed by Governor Cuomo, which become effective as of January 19, 2016, as well as new regulations that will soon be issued at the Governor's instance.
United States
20 Nov 2015
New York City Employers Must Refrain From Credit Inquiries Concerning Applicants And Employees
All New York City employers should be aware of the Stop Credit Discrimination in Employment Act ("SCDEA"), which is now in effect.
United States
27 Sep 2015
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