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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

Dec 13, 2018

Employers Face Increased Cybersecurity Obligations

The Pennsylvania Supreme Court recently decided a case that may increase an employer’s cybersecurity obligations for electronically stored employee information.  In Dittman v. University of Pittsburgh Medical Center (UPMC), a class of UPMC employees filed a negligence action alleging that UPMC breached a duty of reasonable care by not protecting their electronically stored information.   » 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

Dec 27, 2017

Can an Employer Require Employees to Receive a Flu Shot?

With cold and flu season in full swing, we frequently receive phone calls from employers asking if they can require their employees to receive flu shots.  Generally, employers may impose such requirements if they offer reasonable accommodations to employees with disabilities or sincerely-held religious beliefs.   » Read More

Nov 29, 2017

Another One Bites the Dust

Matt Lauer, a staple of morning television, was terminated by NBC today for sexual harassment and inappropriate conduct in the workplace.  While the details have yet to emerge, it appears that NBC acted quickly to end Lauer’s employment.  Tellingly, the statement made by NBC indicated that this was the first complaint of harassment in 20 years of employment for Lauer.  » Read More

Aug 29, 2017

Norris McLaughlin Presents I-9 Compliance Seminar for Employers

Raymond G. Lahoud, Esq., Member of Norris McLaughlin, P.A., and Chair of its Immigration Law Group, is pleased to present “Employers Beware: ICE is Cracking Down on I-9 Compliance,” updating human resource professionals, business owners, and managers on significant recent developments with respect to the revised I-9 form. » Read More

Aug 21, 2017

You’re Invited to Employers Beware: ICE is Cracking Down on I-9 Compliance!

Raymond G. Lahoud, Chair of the Immigration Law Group of Norris McLaughlin, P.A., is pleased to present a seminar updating human resource professionals, business owners, and managers on significant recent developments with respect to the revised I-9 form. HRCI and SHRM credits are available. » Read More

Apr 20, 2017

Could Comp Time be Coming to the Private Sector?

Regular readers of this blog know that compensatory time off, A.K.A. comp time, is a top wage and hour myth to private sector employers.  For more than 30 years, non-exempt public sector employees have been able to accept comp time instead of receiving overtime pay for hours worked in excess of 40 in a workweek.  » Read More

Apr 20, 2017

Could Comp Time be Coming to the Private Sector?

Regular readers of this blog and attendees of this month’s Lunch and Learn Seminar know that compensatory time off, A.K.A. comp time, is a top wage and hour myth to private sector employers.  For more than 30 years, non-exempt public sector employees have been able to accept comp time instead of receiving overtime pay for hours worked in excess of 40 in a workweek.  » Read More

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