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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

Jun 27, 2018

Proposed Regulations Would Make More Pennsylvania Employees Eligible for Overtime

As you may recall, we wrote in January that Pennsylvania Governor Tom Wolf called on the state’s Department of Labor & Industry (“L&I”) to “modernize” the regulations for the “white-collar” overtime exemptions under the Pennsylvania Minimum Wage Act (“PMWA”), the state-law equivalent of the Fair Labor Standards Act (“FLSA”). » 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

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

Oct 16, 2017

Do Employers Need to Pay for Short Rest Breaks?

As longtime readers of this blog know, there are a number of common myths regarding wage and hour issues.  One of the most prevalent of these myths concerns rest breaks.  Although many people think that workers are entitled by law to mandatory rest breaks, this is generally not true under federal or New Jersey law.  » Read More

Oct 16, 2017

Do Employers Need to Pay for Short Rest Breaks?

As longtime readers of this blog know, there are some common myths regarding wage and hour issues.  One of the most prevalent of these concerns rest breaks.  Although many people think that workers are entitled by law to mandatory rest breaks, this is generally not true under federal or Pennsylvania law.  » Read More

Jun 08, 2017

Could a new overtime rule be in our future?

In a recent budget hearing, U.S. Secretary of Labor Alexander Acosta indicated that the Department of Labor plans to re-assess the overtime rule issued by the prior administration and, in particular, the salary level set by the rule.  As you may recall, the proposed rule would have raised the required salary threshold for the “white collar” overtime exemptions from $455 per week to $913 per week.  » Read More

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