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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

Nov 30, 2018

Don’t Forget the Do’s and Don’ts of Company Holiday Parties!

Here is an oldie but goodie post from last year that we thought we’d share again. ‘Tis the season!

With the holiday season in full swing, we thought we would remind everyone about the “do’s and don’ts of company holiday parties.”  Here is an article published last year in NJ Business Magazine in which our own Pat Collins provides insight on some of the things that employers must be aware of when hosting the office party.  » Read More

Oct 29, 2018

NJ Sick Leave Act Confusion Continues

Today, October 29, the New Jersey Paid Sick Leave Act goes into effect.  Employers around the state have been working to update their sick leave or Paid Time Off policies to be fully compliant with this new workplace requirement.  The law, however, has left many questions unanswered.  » 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

May 04, 2018

Governor Murphy Signs New Jersey Paid Sick Leave Law

On May 2, 2018, New Jersey Governor Phil Murphy signed into law the New Jersey Earned Sick and Safe Days Act (the “Act”), providing the vast majority of New Jersey’s private sector workers paid sick leave benefits. The Act, which will take effect on October 29, 2018, makes New Jersey the tenth state, in addition to the District of Columbia, to offer these benefits. » 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

Feb 15, 2018

We have a few spots left! Register today so you don’t miss our seminar next week!

We are hosting “Harassment in the Workplace: How to Prevent and Handle Claims of Harassment,” to help employers to prevent and handle harassment in the workplace. Human resource professionals and business owners won’t want to miss this seminar.

Topics include:

  • Avoiding legal liability
  • Constituting harassment
  • Frequent mistakes employers make
  • Preventing claims
  • Training employees and supervisors

This seminar will be Thursday, February 22, at the Best Western Lehigh Valley, scheduled as follows:

Registration & Breakfast 8:30—9:00 a.m. » Read More

Jan 26, 2018

Register for our upcoming seminar!

We are hosting “Harassment in the Workplace: How to Prevent and Handle Claims of Harassment,” to help employers to prevent and handle harassment in the workplace. Human resource professionals and business owners won’t want to miss this seminar.

Topics include:

  • Avoiding legal liability
  • Constituting harassment
  • Frequent mistakes employers make
  • Preventing claims
  • Training employees and supervisors

This seminar will be Thursday, February 22, at the Best Western Lehigh Valley, scheduled as follows:

Registration & Breakfast 8:30—9:00 a.m. » Read More

Nov 30, 2017

The Do’s and Don’ts of Company Holiday Parties

With the holiday season in full swing, we thought we would remind everyone about the “do’s and don’ts of company holiday parties.”  Here is an article published in NJ Business Magazine in which our own Pat Collins provides insight on some of the things that employers must be aware of when hosting the office party.  » Read More

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