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May 29, 2019

New Jersey Expands Family Leave Laws

On February 19, 2019, New Jersey Governor Phil Murphy signed into law legislation that expands New Jersey’s protections for employees who need unpaid and paid leaves of absence under three statutes: (1) the New Jersey Family Leave Law (“NJFLA”), (2) the Temporary Disability Benefits Law (“NJTDL”), and (3) the Security and Financial Empowerment (“SAFE”) Act. » Read More

May 14, 2019

Managing Evolving Employment Issues with Limited Resources

Last week, I presented “Managing Evolving Employment Issues with Limited Resources” at Dassault Falcon Jet Corp. in Little Ferry. The event was co-sponsored by The Association of Corporate Counsel Small Law Department Network, the world’s largest organization serving the professional and business interests of attorneys who practice in the legal departments of corporations, associations, nonprofits and other private-sector organizations around the globe, and Meritas® Law Firms Worldwide, the premier global alliance of independent law firms working collaboratively to provide businesses with qualified legal expertise. » Read More

Feb 15, 2019

New Jersey’s Legislature Continues to Alter Employment Law Landscape

While New Jersey has long been considered progressive in preserving and protecting the employment rights of its citizens (see last year’s Pay Equity and Paid Sick Leave Laws), current activity in the Legislature and Governor’s office relating to laws impacting the workplace is at an all-time high. » 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

Dec 06, 2017

Have you signed up for our December 13th seminar in Wilkes-Barre yet?

We will accept RSVPs until December 8! If you would like to sign up, please click here to download the form and email it to marketing@norris-law.com.  We hope to see you next week in Wilkes-Barre! » Read More

Nov 20, 2017

Third Circuit: Imprecise Release Allows FMLA Claims to Survive

Imagine that an employee of yours gets injured at work.  He files a claim for workers’ compensation, goes out on leave, and returns to work two weeks later.  Two weeks after that, the employee is fired for a policy violation.  Several months later, the employee signs a Compromise and Release Agreement (“C&R”) to settle his workers’ compensation claims.  » Read More

Nov 09, 2017

Join Us For Our Hot Topics Seminar!

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

Employee Leave and Disability Issues in Employee Benefits – Charles A. Bruder
Current Issues on Employee Leaves – Patrick T. » Read More

Aug 11, 2017

UPS Maximum Leave Policy Results In $2 Million Settlement With The EEOC

The EEOC announced this week that it has settled a lawsuit it has been litigating with United Parcel Service, Inc., since 2009.  The EEOC alleged that UPS violated the Americans With Disabilities Act by enforcing an inflexible, maximum leave policy, whereby employees, including those with disabilities, were automatically fired when they reached 12 months of leave.  » Read More

Aug 11, 2017

UPS Maximum Leave Policy Results In $2 Million Settlement With The EEOC

The EEOC announced this week that it has settled a lawsuit it has been litigating with United Parcel Service, Inc., since 2009.  The EEOC alleged that UPS violated the Americans With Disabilities Act by enforcing an inflexible, maximum leave policy, whereby employees, including those with disabilities, were automatically fired when they reached 12 months of leave.  » Read More

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