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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

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

Mar 15, 2017

Increased Benefits Proposed For New Jersey Paid Family Leave Insurance

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

Dec 22, 2016

New Jersey Employers Prepare for 2017

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.
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Oct 28, 2016

Register for our Year In Review seminar!

Members of the Norris McLaughlin, P.A. labor & employment department will present “Year In Review,” the last seminar of the 2016 employment law breakfast series on December 1.

The seminar will cover quick updates on a variety of topics, and a panel of speakers will present more in-depth on five emergent topics, which include:

  • EEOC Statistics Update and Case Developments – Annmarie Simeone
  • EEOC Guidance on Retaliation and Report on Harassment in the Workplace – Patrick T.
» Read More

May 11, 2016

Leaves of Absence As a Reasonable Accommodation Under the Americans With Disabilities Act (“ADA”)

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