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May 23, 2016

New Federal Trade Secrets Act Provides New Remedies to Employers and Requires Updates to Confidentiality Agreements

On May 11, 2016, President Obama signed into law the Defend Trade Secrets Act (“DTSA”). The DTSA creates a new federal civil remedy for trade secret misappropriation, allowing employers to file civil lawsuits in federal court for trade secret misappropriation by departing employees. » Read More

Mar 16, 2016

Major FLSA Changes One Step Closer to Reality

It has been a while, but there is finally movement on the Department of Labor’s proposal to drastically change the white-collar exemption regulations of the Fair Labor Standards Act, which will result in millions of employees across the country being entitled to overtime pay that are not currently so eligible. » Read More

Jan 14, 2016

2016 Employment Law Breakfast Series

Norris McLaughlin will be hosting a series of free breakfast seminars which will highlight timely legal developments and managerial concerns in labor and employment law. These seminars will provide crucial information for human resource professionals, business owners, and in-house lawyers responsible for employment law matters.  » Read More

Dec 30, 2015

New Jersey Employers Prepare for 2016

With 2015 coming to an end, New Jersey employers must ready their businesses for the coming year.  With this in mind, we have compiled the following information for New Jersey employers to consider as we enter 2016.

  • The New Jersey Department of Labor announced in September 2015 that the state minimum wage would remain the same. 
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Feb 17, 2015

The New Jersey Supreme Court’s New Decision On Harassment In The Workplace – What Employers Need To Know

On February 11, 2015, the New Jersey Supreme Court rendered the decision in Aguas v. State of New Jersey, _N.J._, No. 072467 (2015), in which the Court addressed two significant issues that frequently arise in hostile work environment sexual harassment claims: (1) what impact does an employer’s anti-harassment policy have on such claims, and (2) what is the definition of a “supervisor” in these cases?   » Read More

Jan 06, 2015

New Jersey Employers Prepare for 2015

With 2014 at an end, it is as important as ever for employers to ready their businesses for the new year.  We have compiled some of the items New Jersey employers should consider as we enter 2015:

  • New Jersey’s minimum wage increases to $8.38 per hour, effective January 1, 2015. 
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Aug 02, 2012

New Jersey Supreme Court Rules that a “Willful” OSHA Violation Does Not Necessarily Overcome the Workers’ Compensation Bar

In Van Dunk v. Reckson Associates Realty Corp., a ruling viewed as favorable to employers, the New Jersey Supreme Court ruled that an employer’s “willful” violation of the federal Occupational Safety and Health Administration (“OSHA”) standards will not automatically be sufficient to overcome the long-established “workers compensation bar.”  Under the New Jersey Workers’ Compensation Act (“Act”), a worker is barred from suing his or her employer for on-the-job injuries unless those injuries result from the employer’s “intentional wrong.”  Without proof of an “intentional wrong,” the worker’s exclusive remedy for such injuries is under the Act.  » Read More