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Nov 15, 2018

Register Now for Our 2018 Hot Topics Seminar!

The last in this year’s series of complimentary breakfast seminars will  feature a panel of speakers presenting in-depth on five emergent topics, which include:

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Oct 29, 2018

NJ Sick Leave Act Confusion Continues

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

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

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 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

Jun 07, 2018

Breakfast with Pat: Social Media & Technology Issues in the Workplace

Pat Collins led the second session of our 2018 Labor & Employment Breakfast Series this morning with a seminar on Social Media & Technology Issues in the Workplace.

Pat spoke to a crowd of fifty HR Professionals and attorneys on the role that social networking plays in pre-employment, current employment, and post-employment scenarios. » Read More

May 04, 2018

Governor Murphy Signs New Jersey Paid Sick Leave Law

On May 2, 2018, New Jersey Governor Phil Murphy signed into law the New Jersey Earned Sick and Safe Days Act (the “Act”), providing the vast majority of New Jersey’s private sector workers paid sick leave benefits. The Act, which will take effect on October 29, 2018, makes New Jersey the tenth state, in addition to the District of Columbia, to offer these benefits. » Read More

Mar 14, 2018

It’s a State of Emergency; I Can’t Make It To Work

Do you have to report to work if a State of Emergency is declared?  Yes.  No law in New Jersey requires a private employer to close or release employees from work due to a state of emergency being declared.  A Bill currently pending before the New Jersey Legislature is trying to change the law, but has not made it very far to date.  » Read More

Feb 21, 2018

Wait….Does Your At-Will Disclaimer do its Very Important Job?

Human resource professionals and employment lawyers know the importance of an at-will disclaimer in employee handbooks and offer letters.  These disclaimers have existed for years, and they are often glossed over because they were drafted, reviewed, and placed in several older iterations of the handbooks or offer letters. » Read More

Jan 09, 2018

New Jersey’s Law Against Discrimination Expanded To Include Breastfeeding As A Protected Class

In March 2010, the Fair Labor Standards Act was amended to require employers to provide “reasonable break time for an employee to express breast milk for her nursing child for 1 year after the child’s birth.”  Employers are also required to provide “a place, other than a bathroom, that is sheltered from view and free from intrusion from co-workers and the public, which may be used to express breast milk.”  This amendment does not apply to employers with fewer than 50 employees who can show that compliance with the law would cause an undue hardship. » Read More