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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

Jan 30, 2019

New York Bans Discrimination Against Transgender Employees

Last week, New York Governor Andrew Cuomo approved pro-LGBTQ+ legislation.  The Gender Expression Non-Discrimination Act (“GENDA”) bans discrimination against transgender and non-binary employees working in New York.

GENDA amended New York’s Human Rights Law to include gender identity and gender expression.  » Read More

Oct 15, 2018

New Jersey Paid Sick Leave Notice Now Available

As employers with New Jersey employees should know, the state’s Paid Sick Leave Act goes into effect on October 29, 2018.  The Act requires all employers, regardless of size, to provide up to 40 hours of paid sick leave to employees in a “benefit year” that is determined by the employer. » Read More

Oct 12, 2018

Sexual Harassment Charges Up Sharply Post-Weinstein

It may be hard to believe, but October 5, 2018, marked the one-year anniversary of the New York Times exposé of Harvey Weinstein, which led to a nationwide conversation about sexual assault and sexual harassment that continues to this day.  Although it is impossible to quantify the impact of this movement on our society, preliminary data released by the U.S. » Read More

Jun 28, 2018

Supreme Court Decision Impacting Local Public Sector Unions

Yesterday, we wrote about the decision issued by the U.S. Supreme Court in Janus v. AFSCME, which addressed “fair share” or “agency” fees that public-sector employees who are not union members must pay to the union representing them for collective bargaining purposes. » Read More

Feb 15, 2018

Medical Marijuana Goes On Sale at Pennsylvania Dispensaries This Week

As you may recall, we wrote late last month that Pennsylvania’s first licensed medical marijuana dispensary opened in the Lehigh Valley and expected to have products for sale by February or March of 2018. In the following weeks, a number of dispensaries throughout the state have opened or announced their openings in the near future. » Read More

Dec 15, 2017

Mark your calendar!

Mark your calendar!

I will be participating in a panel discussion regarding sexual harassment in the workplace on 69-WFMZ-TV’s Business Matters on January 10. With news stories popping up about this topic every day, understanding harassment and the importance of training your supervisors and employees to protect you and your company from liability is critical now more than ever. » Read More

Nov 07, 2017

Update on Pennsylvania’s Medical Marijuana Law

Ready or not, Pennsylvania employers: your employees could be able to obtain medical marijuana from licensed dispensaries within six months, according to a recent announcement by state officials.  Since Pennsylvania legalized medical marijuana in April 2016, developments in this area of the law have been fast and furious, and the last few weeks have been no exception. » Read More

Jan 09, 2017

When Ubering Goes Wrong: A Lesson for Both Drunks And Employers

Uber is a wonderful invention that has a primary function of driving intoxicated people from point A to point B.  Sometimes, however, getting from point A to point B becomes an issue.

This week, a lawsuit was filed in Philadelphia against Uber, claiming that an Uber driver threw a rider from the car and beat him when he asked to be taken from Philadelphia to New Jersey.  » Read More

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