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Jul 20, 2018

New Jersey Moves to Bar Confidentiality in Certain Settlements

Consistent with what appears to be a recent legislative trend throughout the country, New Jersey Senate Bill S121 would bar the use of confidentiality provisions in the settlement of certain discrimination and sexual harassment suits.  On June 7, 2018, this bill passed the Senate almost unanimously.  » Read More

Apr 19, 2018

Recent Changes to Pennsylvania’s Medical Marijuana Law

As Pennsylvania employers are well aware, medical marijuana has been available at state-approved dispensaries since February of 2018.  To date, more than 11,000 Pennsylvanians have been certified by state-approved physicians as having a qualifying medical condition. » 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

Dec 07, 2017

Proposed Bill Would Prohibit Confidentiality in Sexual Harassment Settlement Agreements

In light of the sexual misconduct scandals that have dominated the news as of late, it was only a matter of time before proposed legislative responses would arise.  Pennsylvania employers should take note of one proposed bill that was recently introduced in the state Senate. » 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 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

Jun 29, 2017

Is It Only A Matter Of Time Before New Jersey Employees Using Medical Marijuana Gain Legal Protections?

There has been a fair amount of press recently speculating as to how New Jersey’s attitude towards marijuana use may change after a new governor is elected.  Democratic candidate Phil Murphy has stated he is in favor of legalizing recreational marijuana, and Republican candidate Kim Guadagno is opposed to marijuana legalization.  » Read More

Jun 29, 2017

Department of Labor Issues Request for Information on Overtime Rule

As we noted several weeks ago, the U.S. Department of Labor recently indicated that it planned on issuing a “request for information” regarding the overtime rule issued under the Obama administration.  You may recall that the proposed rule would have raised the required salary threshold for the “white collar” overtime exemptions from $455 per week to $913 per week.  » Read More

Jun 27, 2017

Two Significant Employment Laws Await Governor’s Decision

Previously, we reported on two bills making their way through New Jersey’s Legislature which if passed, would impact employers and employees statewide.

The first bill seeks to amend New Jersey’s Paid Family Leave Insurance Law by greatly expanding the benefits provided by this law.  » Read More

Jun 23, 2017

Impairment Rating Evaluations Declared Unconstitutional

Over 20 years after Section 306(a.2) of the Pennsylvania Workers’ Compensation Act was enacted, employers will no longer be able to limit partial disability benefits to 500 weeks based on an Impairment Rating Evaluation (IRE).  On June 20, 2017, the Pennsylvania Supreme Court issued its opinion in Protz v. » Read More

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