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 last year 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
Today, October 29, the New Jersey Paid Sick Leave Act goes into effect. Employers around the state have been working to update their sick leave or Paid Time Off policies to be fully compliant with this new workplace requirement. The law, however, has left many questions unanswered. » Read More
Pat Collins led his second briefing this morning on New Jersey’s Paid Sick Leave Act.
Pat spoke to a crowd of fifty HR Professionals and attorneys on the new paid sick leave law that goes into effect on October 29. He provided a complete overview of the law, along with an analysis of the steps employers must take to come into compliance. » Read More
For some time now, and particularly since issuing the report on its Select Task Force’s Study of Harassment in the Workplace (you can review the report here), the EEOC has become increasingly active in pursuing harassment litigation. In addition, as we wrote about here, the EEOC reconvened its Task Force for a meeting entitled “Transforming #MeToo into Harassment-Free Workplaces.” Participants discussed the EEOC’s efforts in harassment prevention since the 2016 report was issued; and considered testimony from experts in the field who discussed issues including state legislative action in the area of sexual harassment prevention. » Read More
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
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
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
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