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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

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

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

Aug 23, 2018

Increase to Paid Family Leave Back on the Radar Screen

Last year, we reported on a bill introduced by Senate Democrats that would have increased the benefits provided under New Jersey’s Paid Family Leave Insurance Law.  We also reported that then-Gov. Christie vetoed the bill, citing costs, increased taxes and the negative impact that the bill would have on business. » Read More

Jan 31, 2018

PA Issues Report on Paid Family Leave

As you may recall, we previously wrote about the Pennsylvania Department of Labor & Industry (“L&I”) receiving a grant from the U.S. Department of Labor to research options for paid family leave models in the Commonwealth.  After more than a year of researching this topic, including surveying 600 Pennsylvania workers and 500 Pennsylvania employers, L&I recently issued a report that addresses support for and the feasibility of a statewide paid family and medical leave insurance program funded by employee payroll contributions. » Read More

May 22, 2017

Update: Trump Budget Expected to Include Paid Parental Leave

News reports have indicated that President Trump’s proposed budget for the federal government’s upcoming fiscal year, which will be released this week, is expected to include a benefit program that is new to most Americans: paid parental leave.  The proposal would give both mothers and fathers six weeks of paid leave after the birth or adoption of a child.  » Read More

Sep 25, 2015

Court to BorgataBabes: “No Dice!”

On September 17, 2015, New Jersey’s Appellate Division affirmed a lower court ruling that the Borgata Hotel Casino in Atlantic City did not discriminate against female employees by enforcing a personal appearance policy which, among other things, limited the amount of weight these employees could gain.  » Read More

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