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Sep 18, 2018

Pay Equity Litigation

The EEOC recently reported here that it filed suit in the U.S. District Court for the Middle District of Pennsylvania against a company operating in Pennsylvania. The suit alleged that the company violated the federal Equal Pay Act of 1963 and Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 by paying female sales support staff less than males holding that same position, despite both male and female staff performing substantially equal work.  » Read More

Apr 25, 2018

New Jersey Governor Signs Into Law Long-Awaited Pay Equity Legislation

On April 24, 2018, Governor Phil Murphy signed into law the Diane B. Allen Equal Pay Act (“Act”), which was passed almost unanimously by the State legislature about a month ago.  The Act, which becomes effective July 1, 2018, amends the New Jersey Law Against Discrimination (LAD), making pay equity provisions part of the already broad coverage provided by the LAD.  » Read More

Apr 21, 2017

Unemployment Benefits Do Not Factor Into Damages Calculations in Employment Discrimination Lawsuits

A recent New Jersey Appellate Division opinion now makes it explicitly clear that unemployment benefits cannot be deducted from back pay damages in employment discrimination cases under the New Jersey Law Against Discrimination (“LAD”).  Acevedo v. Flightsafety International, Inc., No. A-1295-14T2, N.J. » Read More

Jun 16, 2016

New Jersey Supreme Court Rules Employers Cannot Use a Private Agreement to Shorten the Two-Year Limitations Period for Filing an Action Under the NJLAD

In a case of first impression, the New Jersey Supreme Court in Rodriguez v. Raymours Furniture Company, Inc. Docket No. A-27-14 (June 15, 2016),  held that employers cannot shorten the limitations period for filing a claim under the New Jersey Law Against Discrimination (“NJLAD”) via private agreement.   » Read More

Nov 14, 2013

Termination: How to Achieve a Valid Release

Recently, the New Jersey Appellate Division reversed a trial court decision which had dismissed plaintiff’s claims under the New Jersey Law Against Discrimination (“LAD”) because plaintiff had signed a release of all claims.  The appellate court determined that the release was not “knowing and voluntary.”  » Read More