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
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
We previously reported on a bill seeking to amend New Jersey’s Paid Family Leave Insurance Law. The bill sought to double the amount of available paid family leave from six weeks to twelve weeks, and to increase the cap on weekly benefits from $633 to $932. » Read More
New Jersey is one of five states which provide for paid family leave. Under New Jersey’s Paid Family Leave Insurance law, eligible employees can take up to six weeks of leave to bond with a newborn or newly adopted child or to care for a family member with a serious health condition. » Read More
With 2016 coming to an end, New Jersey employers must ready their business for the coming year. With this in mind, we have compiled the following information for New Jersey employers to consider as we enter 2017:
The New Jersey Department of Labor announced in September 2015 that the state minimum wage would be raised from $8.38 to $8.44 per hour.
Citing a spike in the number of disability charges filed in 2015 along with a trend of employer policies that deny or limit the use of leave as a reasonable accommodation, on May 9, 2016, the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (“EEOC”) issued a resource document providing information on when and how a leave of absence must be granted as a reasonable accommodation relating to an employee’s disability. » Read More