As 2019 comes to an end, it’s time to take a breather from another very busy year. New Jersey continued it’s push as one of the country’s most employee-friendly states, with a number of new laws and amendments to existing laws. » Read More
It was a pleasure to see so many of our clients and friends at our annual Labor & Employment Hot Topics seminar on December 5 and 10.
We covered several developments in New Jersey employment law that went into effect this past year or will soon become effective in 2020. » Read More
Here is an oldie but goodie post from last year that we thought we’d share again. ‘Tis the season!
With the holiday season in full swing, we thought we would remind everyone about the “do’s and don’ts of company holiday parties.” Here is an article published a couple of years ago in NJ Business Magazine in which our own Pat Collins provides insight on some of the things that employers must be aware of when hosting the office party. » Read More
Last month, the New York City Commission on Human Rights (“NYCCHR”) adopted enforcement guidance on its prohibition of discrimination on the basis of actual or perceived “alienage and citizenship status” and “national origin.” The NYCCHR highlighted the following demographics of our city’s melting pot:
- Approximately 3.2 million residents (37% of the city’s population) were born outside of the country
- More than 50% of children in the city have a foreign-born parent
- Approximately 60% of residents in the city live with at least one immigrant in the household
- With hundreds of languages spoken throughout the five boroughs, New York is one of the most linguistically diverse cities in the world
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On August 6, 2019, Acting Governor Sheila Oliver signed into law the New Jersey Wage Theft Act (“WTA”), which amended state wage and hour and wage collection laws. » Read More
In the wake of the new minimum wage law passed earlier this month, eight immigrant workers have filed a lawsuit against Caribbean Car Wash Inc. in Elizabeth, New Jersey (CCW), alleging CCW paid them less than $5 per hour for many years and denied them overtime because of their immigration status, or lack thereof. » Read More
Earlier this year, the New Jersey Appellate Division addressed the relationship between the Compassionate Use Medical Marijuana Act, N.J.S.A. 24:6I-1 et seq., and the Law Against Discrimination (“LAD”), N.J.S.A. 10:5-1 et seq. In Wild v. Carriage Funeral Holdings, Inc., 458 N.J. » Read More
Employees in New York State are likely to see a major expansion of employment rights broadly relating to discrimination, harassment, and retaliation, under an expansive bill passed by the New York Legislature in June and expected to be signed by Gov. » Read More
On July 25, 2019, Acting Governor Sheila Oliver signed a law that bans employers from asking job applicants about their salary history. (A similar law was vetoed by former Governor Chris Christie in 2017.) New Jersey joins a growing number of states and cities that have, or are considering, passing salary history bans. » Read More