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2019 Continues To Be A Year Of Employee-Friendly Changes In New York
As we previously reported here and here, New York State started off 2019 by enacting a host of progressive, employee-friendly laws. That trend has continued.
United States
17 Sep 2019
New Jersey Imposes New Restrictions On Salary History Inquiries By Private Employers
The new law follows on the heels of recent New Jersey legislation targeting pay discrimination against any member of a protected class under the NJLAD.
United States
2 Aug 2019
Did You Agree To Class-Wide Arbitration? Only If Your Agreement Clearly Says So, According To The U.S. Supreme Court
Employers often look to resolve claims through private arbitration rather than public litigation.
United States
10 Jul 2019
2019: The Beginning Of The End For Mandatory Arbitration?
The Federal Arbitration Act (FAA) provides that agreements to arbitrate claims are valid and enforceable.
United States
10 Apr 2019
New York Enacts Gender Expression Non-Discrimination Act
The new law, known as the Gender Expression Non-Discrimination Act, goes into effect on February 24, 2019.
United States
8 Feb 2019
Marijuana And Taxes: Holiday Gifts For New Jersey Employers?
Employers may find themselves wishing that certain potential "gifts" from the New Jersey Legislature—a new payroll tax and the advancement of a bill legalizing recreational marijuana use—stay under wraps.
United States
7 Jan 2019
As The Fraternity Of States With Earned Sick Leave Adds A New Chapter, New Jersey Employers Can Expect Big Changes
While New Jersey employers have long avoided a statewide sick leave law, in recent years many have struggled to keep up with an ever expanding patchwork of municipal paid sick leave laws ...
United States
3 Jul 2018
New Jersey Enacts Statewide Earned Sick Leave Law
Under the new law, New Jersey employees will accrue one hour of earned sick leave for every 30 hours worked.
United States
3 May 2018
Downsizing? Ensure Compliance With The WARN Act And State Equivalents
Businesses may, at some point, find it necessary to significantly reduce their workforce or even close an entire facility.
United States
5 Apr 2018
Military Now Fully Protected Under NJ Discrimination Law
On August 7, New Jersey Governor Chris Christie signed into law S726 revising the New Jersey Law Against Discrimination (NJLAD).
United States
10 Aug 2017
DOL Issues Final Rule Revising Sex Discrimination Guidelines for Federal Contractors
On June 15, the U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) issued a final rule revising the Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs' (OFCCP) long-standing sex discrimination regulations.
United States
20 Jun 2016
New Jersey State Bill Would Limit Employers' Use Of Credit Checks
On January 14, 2014, four members of the New Jersey Senate introduced Bill No. S524, which prohibits employers from requiring credit checks on current or prospective employees.
United States
6 Jan 2016
Appellate Division Affirms Dismissal Of Most "Borgata Babes" Discrimination Claims
In 2003, the Borgata Hotel-Casino began hiring "costumed beverage servers" known as "BorgataBabes." Borgata sought to have the BorgataBabes reflect "the fun, upscale, sensual, international image that is consistent with the Borgata brand."
United States
12 Oct 2015
Dues Check-Offs Will Continue Even When The Union Contract Ends
Collective bargaining agreements frequently contain "dues check off" provisions, which require employers to deduct union dues from their employees' wages, and to then forward those dues to the union.
United States
16 Sep 2015
DOL Releases Misclassification Guidance
As we previously posted on this blog, federal and state governments, labor and employment agencies, and plaintiff's attorneys have increased their focus on employers who misclassify employees as "independent contractors" in an effort to save costs on minimum wage and overtime requirements.
United States
29 Jul 2015
United States Supreme Court Approves Limited Review Of EEOC's Conciliation Efforts
On April 29, 2015, the United States Supreme Court ruled that courts have limited authority to review whether the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission ("EEOC") has satisfied its obligation...
United States
20 May 2015
New Jersey Supreme Court Adopts Affirmative Defense For Hostile Work Environment Claims, Making Training Even More Important
In a significant ruling making it more difficult for employers to be held liable for workplace harassment under the New Jersey Law Against Discrimination, the New Jersey Supreme Court recently adopted the affirmative defense previously set forth by the United States Supreme Court in two 1998 cases involving claims under federal anti-discrimination law, Burlington Industries v. Ellerth and Faragher v. Boca Raton.
United States
23 Feb 2015
Four States Raise Minimum Wage
On November 4, 2014, voters in four states approved increases to minimum wage rates that will take effect over the next few years.
United States
12 Nov 2014
Paid Sick Leave Picking Up Steam Across New Jersey
The New Jersey Assembly introduced a bill in May of 2013 that would require employers to provide paid sick leave to their employees.
United States
6 Nov 2014
President Obama Signs Executive Order Prohibiting Sexual Orientation And Gender Identity Discrimination
On July 21, 2014, President Barack Obama signed an executive order protecting employees of federal contractors and the federal government from sexual orientation and gender identity discrimination.
United States
23 Jul 2014
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