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May 14, 2019

Managing Evolving Employment Issues with Limited Resources

Last week, I presented “Managing Evolving Employment Issues with Limited Resources” at Dassault Falcon Jet Corp. in Little Ferry. The event was co-sponsored by The Association of Corporate Counsel Small Law Department Network, the world’s largest organization serving the professional and business interests of attorneys who practice in the legal departments of corporations, associations, nonprofits and other private-sector organizations around the globe, and Meritas® Law Firms Worldwide, the premier global alliance of independent law firms working collaboratively to provide businesses with qualified legal expertise. » Read More

Feb 15, 2019

New Jersey’s Legislature Continues to Alter Employment Law Landscape

While New Jersey has long been considered progressive in preserving and protecting the employment rights of its citizens (see last year’s Pay Equity and Paid Sick Leave Laws), current activity in the Legislature and Governor’s office relating to laws impacting the workplace is at an all-time high. » Read More

Jun 04, 2018

FLSA Amendments Prohibit Employers from Taking Employees’ Tips

Now that the weather is heating up, the idea of a refreshing dip in the pool seems very appealing. But due to recent changes to the federal Fair Labor Standards Act (“FLSA”), employers in the bar and restaurant industries should avoid taking a dip into any tip pools that have been established for their employees’ benefit. » Read More

Oct 02, 2017

Third Circuit Addresses “Willful” Violations of Fair Labor Standards Act

Under the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA), which governs wage and hour issues such as minimum wage and overtime pay, the statute of limitations is generally two years.  The FLSA, however, sets the limitations period for “willful” violations at three years.  » Read More

Sep 29, 2017

Third Circuit Addresses “Willful” Violations of Fair Labor Standards Act

Under the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA), which governs wage and hour issues such as minimum wage and overtime pay, the statute of limitations is generally two years.  The FLSA, however, sets the limitations period for “willful” violations at three years.  » Read More

Apr 05, 2016

$15 Minimum Wage Gains Momentum

Last week was a big one for the union-led Fight for $15 movement, as both California and New York passed laws that will gradually raise the minimum wage to $15/hour in those states over the next few years.  This figure represents the highest minimum wage nationwide; the current minimum wage in California and New York is $10/hour and $9/hour, respectively.  » Read More

Dec 07, 2015

Warning of the Day: Pay Your Employees Correctly or Face The Consequences

On Thursday it was reported that the owners of a Red Robin franchisee had agreed to pay $1.3 million dollars to settle a federal class-action lawsuit.  The lawsuit was predicated on the claim that the defendant failed to pay its employees (kitchen workers and servers) the required minimum wage under the Fair Labor Standards Act. » Read More

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