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Oct 10, 2018

NJ Paid Sick Leave Poster Published

The New Jersey Earned Sick and Safe Day Act, more commonly referred to as the New Jersey Paid Sick Leave Act, goes into effect on October 29, 2018, and applies to all New Jersey employers, regardless of size.  The New Jersey Department of Labor and Workforce Development has published a “Notice of Employee Rights” which is available here. » Read More

Sep 26, 2018

2018 Employment Law Briefing: New Jersey’s Paid Sick Leave Act

On May 2, 2018, Governor Murphy signed into law the New Jersey Earned Sick and Safe Day Act, more commonly referred to as the New Jersey Paid Sick Leave Act.  This new law goes into effect on October 29, 2018, and applies to all New Jersey employers, regardless of size.  » Read More

Sep 25, 2018

Updated Harassment Policies Anticipated for NJ Legislators and Staff

Taking action in the wake of the #MeToo movement, the New Jersey Assembly is expected to adopt a significant upgrade to its own harassment policies.  The Home News Tribune reported here, on the anticipated changes, which include mandatory training for legislators and staff, as well as a new procedure where complaints made under the policy may be made public under the Open Public Records Act.  » Read More

Sep 18, 2018

Pay Equity Litigation

The EEOC recently reported here that it filed suit in the U.S. District Court for the Middle District of Pennsylvania against a company operating in Pennsylvania. The suit alleged that the company violated the federal Equal Pay Act of 1963 and Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 by paying female sales support staff less than males holding that same position, despite both male and female staff performing substantially equal work.  » Read More

Aug 23, 2018

Increase to Paid Family Leave Back on the Radar Screen

Last year, we reported on a bill introduced by Senate Democrats that would have increased the benefits provided under New Jersey’s Paid Family Leave Insurance Law.  We also reported that then-Gov. Christie vetoed the bill, citing costs, increased taxes and the negative impact that the bill would have on business. » Read More

Aug 13, 2018

New Jersey Allows Striking Workers to Collect Unemployment Benefits

On Friday, August 10, 2018, Gov. Murphy signed into law a bill which permits the payment of unemployment insurance benefits to striking workers under certain conditions.  The bill amends New Jersey’s unemployment insurance law and provides that (1) if a labor dispute is caused by an employer’s failure or refusal to comply with an agreement, contract or collective bargaining agreement concerning hours, wages and other working conditions, and (2) if unemployment is caused by such a labor dispute through a strike or other concerted employee activity, the striking employee is entitled to unemployment benefits after a 30 day waiting period. » Read More

Aug 07, 2018

Reminder! Paid Sick Leave Coming to New Jersey on October 29, 2018

Earlier this year, we published a blog entry and a client alert about the New Jersey Earned Sick and Safe Days Act.  This new law, signed by Gov. Murphy on May 2, 2018, takes effect on October 29.  We have begun working with a number of our clients to assist them in reviewing their paid time off (“PTO”) policies to ensure compliance with the Sick Leave Act.  » Read More

Jul 31, 2018

Register for Our Upcoming Seminar, Protecting Confidential & Proprietary Information!

Please join us for the third session of our complimentary 2018 Employment Law Breakfast Series, “Protecting Confidential & Proprietary Information.”

Patrick T. Collins will review non-compete and non-solicitation agreements, confidentiality and non-disclosure forms, and state and federal laws protecting proprietary information. » Read More

Jul 26, 2018

Annual Sexual Harassment Prevention Training Now Required in New York

While our news apps and smart phone feeds tell us about prominent individuals and “big businesses” that have been besieged by sexual misconduct allegations, we know that small and mid-sized businesses may be subject to substantial liability for the actions of their principals and employees.  » Read More

Jul 20, 2018

New Jersey Moves to Bar Confidentiality in Certain Settlements

Consistent with what appears to be a recent legislative trend throughout the country, New Jersey Senate Bill S121 would bar the use of confidentiality provisions in the settlement of certain discrimination and sexual harassment suits.  On June 7, 2018, this bill passed the Senate almost unanimously.  » Read More

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