There is still time to register for the second session in our 2018 Employment Law Breakfast Series! Social Media & Technology Issues in the Workplace, presented by Pat Collins, will take place on Thursday, June 7 at our Bridgewater, NJ office. » Read More
On August 29, 2013, Governor Chris Christie signed into law an amendment to the New Jersey Law Against Discrimination (“NJLAD”). An earlier version of this bill had been conditionally vetoed by the Governor.
The amendment to the NJLAD bars employers from retaliating against employees who ask their co-workers or former co-workers for information about their job title, occupational category, pay or benefits, or make inquiry about the gender, race, ethnicity, military status or national origin of any employee or former employee of the employer, if the request is made to assist in investigating the possibility of, or in taking legal action reporting, potential discriminatory treatment concerning pay, compensation or benefits. » Read More
On May 6, 2013, Governor Christie conditionally vetoed Assembly Bill 2878, the so-called “Facebook Bill.” If enacted, it would have prohibited an employer (other than law enforcement agencies or corrections departments) from requiring or requesting a current or prospective employee to provide a user name or password, or access to a personal account on a social networking site. » Read More
Section 7 of the National Labor Relations Act protects the right of employees to discuss with each other, the terms and conditions of their employment, including their wages and benefits. A recent decision of the National Labor Relations Board once again emphasized that these protections apply to both union and non-union employees, whether the discussions are in person or through social media such as Facebook. » Read More
In a recent decision rendered in the United State District Court for the District of New Jersey, the Magistrate Judge imposed sanctions on a plaintiff who deleted his Facebook account thereby depriving defendants of permissibly requested relevant discovery.
Earlier this year, media outlets began covering the recent trend of employers requesting usernames and passwords for social media platforms (Facebook, Twitter, etc.). After a flurry of public outrage, House Democrats moved to amend the existing FCC Reform Act to include language prohibiting employers from demanding social media information. » Read More