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Demystifying Employers' Obligations To Transgender And Non-Binary Employees
New legislation coupled with publicized transitions from male to female has created awareness and sparked conversation about gender identity and gender expression.
United States
10 Jul 2019
New FLSA Proposed Rule Would Provide Overtime To Millions More Americans
On March 7, the United States Department of Labor issued a Notice of Proposed Rulemaking that would make over a million more American workers eligible to receive overtime.
United States
10 Apr 2019
Employment And Labor Quarterly Update - September 2018
As previously reported, both New York State and New York City recently enacted laws requiring employers to step up their efforts to stop sexual harassment in the workplace.
United States
28 Sep 2018
Supreme Court Upholds Class Waiver Provisions In Employee Arbitration Agreements
Arbitration generally provides a more speedy and less costly means of resolving disputes. However, those benefits can be lost when a party is confronted with an arbitration involving a class or collective proceeding.
United States
23 May 2018
New Jersey Enacts a Broad and All-Encompassing Equal Pay Act
On Tuesday, April 24, Governor Phil Murphy signed into law the Diane B. Allen Equal Pay Act, which prohibits discrimination in employer compensation practices against members of all protected classes of employees and is not limited to gender.
United States
30 Apr 2018
Reorienting Title VII – Although The Second Circuit Expands Sexual Orientation Protections Under Federal Law, State Laws Remain More Favorable To Plaintiffs
On February 26, 2018, the Second Circuit Court of Appeals joined the Seventh Circuit in ruling that Title VII of the 1964 Civil Rights Act prohibits discrimination on the basis of sexual orientation.
United States
5 Apr 2018
The Potential Legalization Of Cannabis In New Jersey: Real Estate Considerations
The likelihood of legalization of cannabis in New Jersey under state law necessitates the consideration of many legal issues.
United States
21 Mar 2018
NLRB Reverses Significant Precedents Impacting Employers
The National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) issued several decisions between December 11 and December 15, 2017, reversing various precedents instituted by the NLRB appointed by former President Barack Obama.
United States
19 Dec 2017
National Labor Relations Board's General Counsel Memo Turns A Page On The Obama NLRB Enforcement Policy
The two very significant reversals of enforcement he has signaled relate to the former General Counsel memos concerning Employer Rules and Collyer Deferral.
United States
12 Dec 2017
Revised EEO-1 Reporting Requirements Stayed Indefinitely
On August 29, the OIRA, which sits within the Office of Management and Budget (OMB), issued a memorandum staying indefinitely the expanded reporting requirements of the new EEO-1 form.
United States
1 Sep 2017
New York City Bans Employers From Asking Applicants About Salary History
On May 4, New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio signed into law a bill banning employers from asking a job applicant about her salary history or relying on salary history to determine...
United States
10 May 2017
Even Simple Misconduct Must Be Willful And Deliberate To Disqualify Employees From Unemployment Benefits In New Jersey
In New Jersey, whether and how long an employee discharged for misconduct is ineligible to receive unemployment benefits depends on the level of misconduct. Differentiating degrees of misconduct on a scale from simple to severe to gross, however, has proven to be a challenge for the New Jersey Department of Labor and Workforce Development (the Department).
United States
5 May 2017
Court Enjoins Revised Federal Overtime Regulations
A federal district court judge in the Eastern District of Texas issued a nationwide preliminary injunction on November 22, barring the implementation and enforcement of the Department of Labor's (DOL) expanded overtime exemption rule (Final Rule), which was scheduled to take effect December 1, 2016.
United States
24 Nov 2016
The NLRB Eases Organizing of Temp Workers
On Monday, July 11, the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) held, in Miller & Anderson, that temporary workers can organize in a single unit with the company's direct hires if they share the same community of interest.
United States
12 Jul 2016
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 State Bill Would Limit Employers' Use Of Credit Checks
On January 14, 2014, four members of the New Jersey Senate introduced Bill No. S524, which prohibits employers from requiring credit checks on current or prospective employees.
United States
6 Jan 2016
NLRB Adopts New Joint-Employer Standard
The National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) has articulated a new test for determining when a company is a joint employer under the National Labor Relations Act (NLRA).
United States
7 Sep 2015
Business Groups And The City Of Trenton Battle Over Enforcement Of Trenton’s Sick Leave Ordinance
Voters in Trenton, New Jersey approved Ordinance No. 14-45 (the "Ordinance") in November 2014.
United States
10 Apr 2015
NLRB Gives Employees the Right to Use Their Employer's Email to Engage in Protected Activity
On December 11, the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) ruled employees can use their employer's email systems to communicate with each other regarding the terms and conditions of their employment and self-organization.
United States
23 Dec 2014
NLRB Rule Overhauls Representation Case Procedures
On December 12, 2014, the National Labor Relations Board ("NLRB") issued a final rule that significantly revised its procedures for union elections.
United States
19 Dec 2014
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