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New York State Legislature Enacts Sweeping Changes To Combat Sexual Harassment
On June 19th, the New York State Senate and Assembly voted to pass omnibus legislation greatly strengthening protections against sexual harassment.
United States
5 Jul 2019
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New York City Council Passes Legislation Banning Marijuana Testing Of Job Applicants
On April 9, 2019, New York's City Council passed legislation, available here, which will prohibit employers from requiring prospective employees to submit to testing for (THC)...
United States
2 May 2019
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New Jersey Minimum Wage Set To Increase To $15 Per Hour By 2024
On February 4, 2019, New Jersey Governor Phil Murphy signed into law legislation, available here, which gradually raises the minimum wage in New Jersey to $15 per hour by the year 2024
United States
18 Feb 2019
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New Jersey Department Of Labor And Workforce Development Issues Proposed Regulations For The New Jersey Sick Leave Act
As detailed previously here, the New Jersey Paid Sick Leave Act (the "Act"), goes into effect October 29, 2018.
United States
24 Oct 2018
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Upcoming Deadlines For New York City Employers: New York City Commission On Human Rights Publishes Poster And Fact Sheet On Sexual Harassment
As previously reported in a prior article, in May 2018, New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio signed into law the Stop Sexual Harassment in NYC Act (the "Act").
United States
24 Aug 2018
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New Jersey Enacts Paid Sick Leave Act
On Wednesday, May 2, 2018, Governor Phil Murphy signed into law the New Jersey Paid Sick Leave Act (the "Act").
United States
11 May 2018
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New Jersey Equal Pay Act Signed Into Law
On Tuesday, April 24, 2018, New Jersey Governor Phil Murphy signed into law the Diane B. Allen Equal Pay Act (the "Act"), which amends the NJLAD to provide enhanced equal pay protections for New Jersey employees.
United States
4 May 2018
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The Right To Unplug: New York City Council Proposes Bill Which Would Allow Employees To Disconnect From Work After Normal Work Hours
New York City Councilman Rafael Espinal has proposed a bill which would prohibit private-sector employers from requiring their employees to access work-related electronic communications outside of their usual work hours.
United States
28 Mar 2018
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New Jersey Proposes To Drastically Restrict The Use Of Non-Compete Agreements
Last month, the New Jersey State Senate introduced Senate Bill 3518 (the "Bill"), which, if passed, will severely restrict the use and enforceability of employee non-compete agreements in the state of New Jersey.
United States
8 Dec 2017
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New Year, New Rules For Employers Doing Business In New Jersey In 2017
Last year New Jersey state and local legislatures implemented several employment laws and ordinances that are set to take effect in 2017.
United States
12 Jan 2017
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Seventh Circuit Holds Class Action Waivers Are Unlawful And Unenforceable Creating A Circuit Split
The Seventh Circuit held that an arbitration agreement, which required employees to submit to individual arbitration for any wage and hour claims against the company, violates the NLRA...
United States
14 Jun 2016
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New York State Minimum Wage Set To Increase To $15 Per Hour
On April 4, 2016, New York Governor Andrew Cuomo signed a law which will significantly increase the minimum wage in New York State from the current rate of $9, to $15 by the end of 2018...
United States
11 Apr 2016
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New Year, New Rules For Employers Doing Business In New Jersey
This update summarizes these new legal requirements to help New Jersey employers prepare and comply in 2016.
United States
4 Jan 2016
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Second Circuit Finds EEOC Investigation Not Subject To Review
Between 2005 and 2007, the EEOC received nineteen individual complaints of discrimination from female employees employed by Sterling Jewelers.
United States
15 Oct 2015
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Second Circuit Holds: You Can't Always Get What You Want – As Long As Your Employer Gives You What You Need (An Effective Accommodation)
Plaintiff, a software engineer, sued for disability discrimination under the ADA and NYSHRL, alleging that his employer did not reasonably accommodate his hearing disability...
United States
3 Jul 2015
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Supreme Court Of New Jersey Adopts Faragher/Ellerth Affirmative Defense
On February 11, 2015, the Supreme Court of New Jersey expressly adopted the test created by the United States Supreme Court in Faragher v. City of Boca Raton and Burlington Indus., Inc. v. Ellerth.
United States
27 Mar 2015
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Six Considerations For Employers Faced With The Ebola Virus Or Other Infectious Diseases
As the Ebola virus has spread to a second city in the United States, and with the potential for additional cities to be affected, many businesses are faced with the difficult task of determining how to properly handle their workforce in the face of such an epidemic.
United States
12 Nov 2014
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United States Supreme Court Holds That Section 806 Of The Sarbanes-Oxley Act Extends To Employees Of Private Companies Who Are Contractors Or Subcontractors For Covered Public Companies
The SOX whistleblower protection provision protects employees of publicly traded and privately held companies that are (sub)contractors for a publicly traded company.
United States
17 Mar 2014
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Second Circuit Holds That The Fair Labor Standards Act Does Not Bar The Enforcement Of Class Action Waivers
In light of the Second Circuit’s decisions in Southerland and Raniere, employers should feel more confident that arbitration agreements containing class action waivers of FLSA claims will ultimately be deemed enforceable by courts in the Second Circuit.
United States
18 Aug 2013
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New York City Council Overrides Mayor Bloomberg's Veto And Enacts The Earned Sick Time Act Requiring Mandatory Paid Sick Leave
As previously reported, on May 8, 2013, the New York City Council, by a vote of 45-3, passed the Earned Sick Time Act (the "Sick Leave Act").
United States
 
16 Jul 2013
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