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New Jersey Prohibits Employers From Requesting Job Applicant Salary History
Joining an expanding list of states and cities that have implemented restrictions on the use of salary history in the hiring process, including New York State, New York City, and California, New Jersey recently passed...
United States
9 Aug 2019
Labor & Employment Alert >> New York State Bans Salary History Inquiries And Expands Equal Pay Protections
On July 10, 2019, Governor Cuomo signed into law two bills aimed at reducing pay inequity based on gender and other protected characteristics, continuing
United States
25 Jul 2019
Labor & Employment Alert >> Massachusetts Issues Revised Regulations And Agency Guidance In Preparation For Paid Family And Medical Leave Law Taking Effect
On July 1, 2019, the Massachusetts Paid Family and Medical Leave (PFML) law will go into effect. The Massachusetts Department of Family and Medical Leave (DFML) has recently
United States
18 Jun 2019
Benefits & Compensation Alert >> IRS Reopens Its Determination Letter Program To Cash Balance Plans And Merged Plans
Effective September 1, 2019, the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) will reopen its determination letter program for two significant categories of individually
United States
12 Jun 2019
Labor & Employment Alert >> New York Manual Workers Who Are Not Paid Weekly Can Bring An Action For Damages
A federal court in New York recently held that a class of manual workers may pursue claims against their employer for failing to pay them on a weekly basis in accordance with the New York
United States
6 Jun 2019
Labor & Employment Alert >> EEOC Requires Employers To Collect And Submit Pay Data By September 30, 2019
In April 2019, a federal judge ordered the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) to collect employee pay and hours data from employers by September 30, 2019.
United States
30 May 2019
New Jersey Expands Scope Of Paid Family Leave And Benefits
Earlier this year, New Jersey Governor Phil Murphy signed into law sweeping amendments to the state's paid family leave program, which is governed by the NJFLA and the New Jersey Family Temporary Disability Leave Law.
United States
14 May 2019
Employment Litigation Alert >> Employers Risk FMLA Claims For Terminating Employees Whose Unexplained Absences May Be Medically Related
On March 14, 2019, a federal court in Pennsylvania issued a noteworthy decision that should remind employers to ask if an employee's unexplained absences may be due to medical reasons.
United States
1 May 2019
Labor & Employment Alert >> Beginning October 29, 2018, New Jersey Employers Must Provide Paid Sick Leave
On October 29, 2018, New Jersey employers will be required to provide eligible employees with up to 40 hours of paid sick leave per year under the New Jersey Paid Sick Leave Act (the "Act").
United States
12 Oct 2018
Benefits & Compensation Alert >> Student Loan Repayment Benefit Under A 401(K) Plan: An Important New Benefit That Employers Can Offer Right Now
Americans owe roughly $1.5 billion in student loan debt, spread out among approximately 44 million borrowers.
United States
12 Sep 2018
Employers Beware: New EU Data Law May Impact Employee Benefits
May 25, 2018 was the compliance enforcement deadline for the EU's General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), which governs the collection, use and storage of private information of EU residents. U.S.-based companies should not assume that GDPR does not apply to their U.S.-based benefit plans.
United States
12 Sep 2018
New Jersey Enacts New Equal Pay Protections Effective July 1, 2018
On April 24, 2018, newly elected New Jersey Governor Phil Murphy signed into law The Diane B. Allen Equal Pay Act (the Act), amending New Jersey's Law Against Discrimination.
United States
8 May 2018
NYC Expands Employee Rights To Request Temporary Work Schedule Changes And Use Paid Sick Time For "Safe Time" Purposes
Beginning on July 18, 2018, New York City employers will be required to consider and permit employee requests for 2 temporary schedule changes per calendar year due to certain personal events.
United States
27 Apr 2018
Massachusetts Pregnant Workers Fairness Act Goes Into Effect On April 1, 2018
On April 1, 2018, the Massachusetts Pregnant Workers Fairness Act (MPWFA) will go into effect, requiring that Massachusetts employers provide, among other things, reasonable accommodations...
United States
4 Apr 2018
Take Compliance Seriously When Hiring Domestic Employees In New York
So you've hired a nanny for your new child. The nanny passed the background check, references are solid and interactions with your child are splendid. Your job here is done, right?
United States
14 Feb 2018
DOL Updates Test For Unpaid Interns And Students Under The FLSA
On January 5, 2018, the U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) announced that it would no longer be using the six-factor test it had adhered to since 2010 to determine whether interns are employees ...
United States
26 Jan 2018
Supreme Court Decision Upholds ERISA "Church Plan" Exemption For Church-Affiliated Organizations
The Supreme Court's decision, written by Justice Kagan, is based almost entirely on statutory interpretation, and the precise language used by Congress in the amendment to ERISA.
United States
21 Dec 2017
California Enacts New Employer Requirements Effective January 1, 2018
California Governor Jerry Brown signed several pieces of new legislation this year that will impact the hiring, training and leave policies of many California employers as of January 1, 2018.
United States
21 Dec 2017
IRS Begins Issuing ACA Penalty Notices To Employers
The Internal Revenue Service (IRS) has made good on its promise to begin issuing Employer Shared Responsibility Payment (ESRP) notices to employers ...
United States
23 Nov 2017
ERISA Litigation: A Look Around The Bend
Employee benefit plan sponsors are adept at keeping one eye on the present and another on the future. This may be because decisions relating to employee benefit plans often take many months...
United States
20 Oct 2017
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