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Jun 20, 2019

New York City Says “Goodbye” to Pre-Employment Screening for THC

Effective May 10, 2020, law Int. 1445-A will officially prohibit New York City employers, labor organizations, and employment agencies from conducting pre-employment drug testing for THC, the active ingredient in cannabis and marijuana. However, this holds true only for non-safety sensitive positions. » Read More

Jun 18, 2019

New Jersey Adopts First State-Wide Commuter Benefit Law

Every employer in the state of New Jersey that employs at least 20 people is required to offer pre-tax commuter benefits to employees (who are not subject to a collective bargaining agreement). The definition of “employee” mirrors the definition used in the unemployment compensation law: that is, anyone hired or employed by the employer who reports to the employer’s work location.  » Read More

Jun 06, 2019

New York State Amends Election Law § 3-110 Regarding Paid Time Off to Vote

On April 1, 2019, the State of New York revised the paid time off to vote law. The law ensures that all employees who are registered to vote may request a maximum of three hours of time off without experiencing a loss in pay to vote in any public election.  » Read More

May 29, 2019

New Jersey Expands Family Leave Laws

On February 19, 2019, New Jersey Governor Phil Murphy signed into law legislation that expands New Jersey’s protections for employees who need unpaid and paid leaves of absence under three statutes: (1) the New Jersey Family Leave Law (“NJFLA”), (2) the Temporary Disability Benefits Law (“NJTDL”), and (3) the Security and Financial Empowerment (“SAFE”) Act. » Read More

Apr 11, 2019

EEOC Announces Fiscal Year 2018 Data on Charges and Litigation

On April 10, 2019, the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) released its enforcement and litigation data for fiscal year 2018. This EEOC press release highlights some of the statistics. The EEOC noted that, in 2018, it resolved over 90,000 charges of discrimination and recovered over $500 million on behalf of those who experienced workplace discrimination. » Read More

Nov 09, 2018

Employment Law in Television and the Movies Recap

And just like that, our 2018 seminars are complete.  We would like to thank you to everyone who came out to our last (and clearly most fun and educational) seminar of the year!

We discussed the handling of a variety of employment issues including discrimination, harassment, employee discipline, and employee termination, as seen in popular TV programs and movies (primarily Seinfeld and the Office, obviously).  » Read More

Oct 04, 2018

Register for our last seminar of 2018!

Our last (and most fun) seminar of the year will be held on Wednesday, November 7 at our offices in Allentown. This lunch-and-learn, Employment Law in TV and Movies: Lessons Learned, will review the handling of a variety of employment issues including discrimination, harassment, employee discipline, and employee termination, as seen in popular TV programs and movies. » Read More

Jun 11, 2018

Lunch & Learn Series Recap and Upcoming Seminars

Our Lunch & Learn Spring series has ended. The series discussed social media issues, harassment training, and employee handbook and policy construction.

We will be back September 11 at the Sands in Bethlehem with our Recent Development Program. Please mark your calendars now to become up-to-date with recent developments that have occurred in the past year referring to labor and employment law. » Read More

Apr 03, 2018

Employee’s Voluntary Resignation Does Not Necessarily Result in Disqualification for Unemployment Benefits

On March 29, 2018, the Appellate Division in Cottman v. Board of Review ruled that an employee who voluntarily quits when faced with the imminent threat of termination may nevertheless be eligible for unemployment benefits.

Cottman, who worked the overnight shift (11:00 p.m. » Read More

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