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Gender Equity And CEPA Notice Distribution Reminder
The start of the year is a good time for employers to fulfill their requirements to annually distribute certain employment law notices to their employees. In particular, for certain New Jersey employers, there are two employment law notices that must be provided to all employees on an annual basis: the gender equity notice and the whistleblower notice required by the Conscientious Employee Protection Act ("CEPA").
United States
11 Jan 2016
New Jersey's Minimum Wage Holds Steady At $8.38 Per Hour In 2016
The New Jersey Department of Labor and Workforce Development ("DOL") has determined that the State minimum wage rate will remain unchanged at $8.38 per hour in 2016.
United States
25 Nov 2015
When Are Employees Entitled To Get Paid For Accrued But Unused Paid Time Off?
With summer ending, most employees would likely have used a good portion of their paid time off by now.
United States
16 Sep 2015
Background Checks – A Primer For Employers
When employers use background checks acquired through a third party company in the business of compiling background information (referred to as a "consumer reporting agency")...
United States
29 Jul 2015
Court Validates Employee’s Electronic Acknowledgement Of Arbitration Agreement
In Ricci v. Sears Holding Corporation, the District of New Jersey held that an employee’s electronic acknowledgement of an employment arbitration agreement constituted valid acceptance of the terms of the arbitration policy.
United States
10 Apr 2015
Reminder – Amendments To The New York Wage Theft Prevention Act Take Effect
We previously posted here that on December 29, 2014 New York Governor Andrew Cuomo signed a law amending the New York Wage Theft Prevention Act.
United States
18 Mar 2015
New York Governor Signs Bill Repealing Annual Wage Notice Requirement
On December 29, 2014, Governor Andrew M. Cuomo signed into law Assembly Bill 8106-C amending the New York Wage Theft Prevention Act ("the WTPA").
United States
31 Dec 2014
EEOC Annual Report Shows Increasing Focus On Systematic Discrimination
The Equal Employment Opportunity Commission issued its Fiscal Year 2014 Performance and Accountability Report, detailing the Agency’s accomplishments during the fiscal year that ended on September 30, 2014.
United States
5 Dec 2014
Minimum Wage Hike Coming in January 2015
As we previously wrote about here, the New Jersey minimum wage increased to $8.25 per hour on January 1, 2014 pursuant to an amendment to the State Constitution that voters approved in November 2013.
United States
25 Oct 2014
New Jersey Governor Christie Vetoes Two Wage And Hour Bills
On August 11, 2014, New Jersey Governor Chris Christie vetoed two bills that were aimed to eliminate pay discrimination in the workplace. As we previously posted here, the state legislature passed both bills earlier this year.
United States
19 Aug 2014
Amendment to New York Wage Theft Prevention Act Awaits Governor’s Signature
On June 19, 2014 both the New York State Senate and Assembly passed a bill that would significantly amend the New York Wage Theft Prevention Act.
United States
22 Jul 2014
New Jersey Legislature Passes Several Important Employment Bills
The New Jersey Assembly passed three important employment-related bills this Monday June 16, 2014.
United States
18 Jun 2014
Bill Prohibiting Discrimination Against The Unemployed Passes NJ Senate
On May 12, 2014, the New Jersey Senate passed a bill (S.1440) that would make it unlawful for New Jersey employers to discriminate against the unemployed.
United States
13 May 2014
Third Circuit Holds That FLSA Liability Can Be Imposed on Successor Company
The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit has concluded that a successor employer could be held liable for Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) violations committed by a predecessor company.
United States
12 Apr 2014
New Jersey Senate Passes The Unfair Wage Recovery Act
On March 27, 2014, the New Jersey Senate passed the Unfair Wage Recovery Act (S. 783).
United States
31 Mar 2014
NJ State Senate Advances A Bill To Prohibit Discrimination Against The Unemployed
On March 17, 2014, the state Senate Labor Committee approved a bill (S.1440) that would make it unlawful for New Jersey employers to discriminate against the unemployed.
United States
22 Mar 2014
EEOC Issues New Guidance On Religious Garb And Grooming In The Workplace
On March 6, the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) released additional guidance on religious accommodations under Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 (Title VII), with a special focus on issues of religious garb and grooming in the workplace.
United States
12 Mar 2014
NJ Appellate Division Upholds Constitutionality Of Job Advertisement Restrictions
On January 7, 2014, the New Jersey Appellate Division rejected a constitutional challenge to New Jersey’s recent law that restricts employers from publishing job advertisements that require applicants to be currently employed in order to be considered for the position.
United States
13 Jan 2014
December 1st Is OSHA’s Deadline To Train Employees On Revised Hazard Communication Standard
December 1, 2013 is the deadline set by the Occupational Safety and Health Administration ("OSHA") for employers to train their employees on OSHA’s revised Hazard Communication Standard ("HCS").
United States
19 Nov 2013
LGBT Non-Discrimination Bill Passes Senate
Posted: Kevin J. Skelly | Topics: Discrimination On November 7, 2013, the United States Senate passed bill S.815, titled the Employment Non-Discrimination Act.
United States
12 Nov 2013
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