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New Jersey Imposes New Restrictions On Salary History Inquiries By Private Employers
The new law follows on the heels of recent New Jersey legislation targeting pay discrimination against any member of a protected class under the NJLAD.
United States
2 Aug 2019
Expanded Employee Protections For New York Employees In 2019
New York State and New York City legislatures have continued to enact progressive, employee-friendly changes during the first few months of 2019.
United States
10 Jul 2019
2019: The Beginning Of The End For Mandatory Arbitration?
The Federal Arbitration Act (FAA) provides that agreements to arbitrate claims are valid and enforceable.
United States
10 Apr 2019
New Jersey Becomes First State To Ban Employers From Using Arbitration, Nondisclosure And Confidential Settlement Agreements For All Claims Of Discrimination, Harassment Or Retaliation
The law also prohibits employers from requiring a prospective waiver of employee rights under the New Jersey Law Against Discrimination or any other statute or case law.
United States
29 Mar 2019
NYC Commission On Human Rights Declares A Ban On 'Hair' Discrimination
On February 18, the New York City Commission on Human Rights issued new guidance stating that company policies that ban, alter or otherwise restrict hairstyles may constitute racial discrimination in violation ...
United States
4 Mar 2019
New York Enacts Gender Expression Non-Discrimination Act
The new law, known as the Gender Expression Non-Discrimination Act, goes into effect on February 24, 2019.
United States
8 Feb 2019
New Jersey Law Requires Designation Of Forum In Arbitration Agreements
The New Jersey Appellate Division recently held that an arbitration agreement that failed to identify the forum or a process for selecting the forum was insufficient to form a contract between the parties...
United States
7 Jan 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
What's On The Horizon? Important Proposed Legislation In New Jersey
Senate Bill 121 recently passed the Senate and is pending review by the New Jersey General Assembly.
United States
27 Sep 2018
New York City Releases Required Sexual Harassment Poster And Information Sheet
In Day Pitney's June 2018 Employment and Labor Quarterly Update, we reported on New York state's and New York City's recently enacted legislation imposing new requirements on employers relating to sexual harassment.
United States
10 Aug 2018
Tax Reform Act Denies Deductions For Confidential Settlements Of Sexual Harassment Claims
A little-noted provision of the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act (the Act) signed by President Trump will have a large impact on settlement of "sexual harassment" or "sexual abuse" claims.
United States
18 Jan 2018
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
New York Governor Signs Updated Gender Bias Laws
On Wednesday, October 21, 2015, New York Governor Andrew Cuomo signed a package of eight bills that originally were part of his Women's Equality Act, which he first introduced in 2013.
United States
3 Nov 2015
SCOTUS: Employers Do Not Have To "Know" Of Applicant's Need For Religious Accommodation To Be Liable For Failure To Accommodate
Samantha Elauf applied for a position with Abercrombie & Fitch Stores, Inc. (Abercrombie), a retail clothing company well known for its signature "preppy" style.
United States
8 Jun 2015
SCOTUS: Employers Do Not Have To "Know" Of Applicant's Need For Religious Accommodation To Be Liable For Failure To Accommodate
The U.S. Supreme Court has made clear in EEOC v. Abercrombie & Fitch Stores, Inc., that an employer must not only accommodate an applicant's religious belief or practice, but also ask whether a suspected conflict between a work rule and religion in fact exists if the applicant does not raise the issue.
United States
5 Jun 2015
NYC Bans Use Of Credit Histories In Employment Decisions
On May 6, New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio signed into law the Stop Credit Discrimination in Employment Act, which bans employers in New York City from using applicants' and employees' credit histories...
United States
14 May 2015
New Jersey Supreme Court Adopts Affirmative Defense For Hostile Work Environment Claims, Making Training Even More Important
In a significant ruling making it more difficult for employers to be held liable for workplace harassment under the New Jersey Law Against Discrimination, the New Jersey Supreme Court recently adopted the affirmative defense previously set forth by the United States Supreme Court in two 1998 cases involving claims under federal anti-discrimination law, Burlington Industries v. Ellerth and Faragher v. Boca Raton.
United States
23 Feb 2015
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
Cuomo Signs Bill to Extend Human Rights Law to Unpaid Interns in New York
As we previously wrote about here, the New York Legislature has been considering a bill that would afford the protections of the New York State Human Rights Law to unpaid interns in the State of New York.
United States
24 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
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