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Sep 25, 2018

Updated Harassment Policies Anticipated for NJ Legislators and Staff

Taking action in the wake of the #MeToo movement, the New Jersey Assembly is expected to adopt a significant upgrade to its own harassment policies.  The Home News Tribune reported here, on the anticipated changes, which include mandatory training for legislators and staff, as well as a new procedure where complaints made under the policy may be made public under the Open Public Records Act.  » Read More

Jun 12, 2018

EEOC Reconvenes Task Force on Preventing Harassment in the Workplace

In June 2016, the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission’s Select Task Force on the Study of Harassment in the Workplace issued a report on its 18-month examination of the countless issues relating to workplace harassment.  The report also included several conclusions recognizing the continuing presence of harassment in the workplace, as well as recommendations for best practices, training, and outreach focused on harassment prevention.  » Read More

May 02, 2018

In the News: Avoiding the Hard and Soft Costs of Harassment Claims

Annmarie Simeone, a Member of law firm Norris McLaughlin, was featured in the May/June 2018 issue of Corporate Counsel Business Journal.  She was interviewed in “Avoiding the Hard and Soft Costs of Harassment Claims” in regard to workplace harassment.  » Read More

Apr 17, 2018

Interactive Mock Trial Recap

Thanks to PAHCOM for inviting us to their Spring Inspiration where we presented “The Curious Case of Dr. Oblivious: An Interactive Mock Trial.” We hope to see some of you at our seminar tomorrow on Social Media, or our Supervisor  Harassment Training next week. » Read More

Feb 01, 2018

Preventing Harassment in the Workplace

With harassment in the workplace being at the top of the hot topics list lately, we thought we would remind everyone of some tips for preventing harassment in the workplace. As Pat Collins recently told NJ Business Magazine, a truly healthy workplace culture is extremely important as being the best deterrent for reprehensible behavior. » Read More

Dec 21, 2017

NLRB Changes Standard for Employer Handbook Rules

Earlier this week, we wrote how the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) gave an early Christmas present to employers by overturning the employee-friendly “joint employer” standard announced in 2015.  This, however, was not the only notable decision issued by the newly Republican-led Board in recent days. » 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 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

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