05Feb

Beware of No-Fault Attendance Policies

There is a practice that some employers utilize that employees need to understand. It is known as a “No-Fault Attendance Policy.” These policies provide for automatic discipline, up to termination, after a specified number of absences or “occurrences” within a


04Jan

New Jersey’s Minimum Wage increases to $12 per hour starting January 1, 2021

The 2021 minimum wage for most employees in New Jersey will be $12 per hour — an increase from $11 per hour in 2020. The minimum wage for tipped employees is increasing to $4.13 per hour, up from $3.13 per


15Dec

New York City Expands Paid Sick Leave for Employees

Effective January 1, 2021, New York City is expanding its paid sick leave law. The amendments to the NYC Paid Safe and Sick Leave Law (“NYCPSL”) provide the following: Employers with 100 or more employees must provide up to 56


01Dec

New Jersey COVID-19 Employment Update: Executive Order 192

The Covid-19 outbreak continues to lead to new laws and regulations in the workplace. The most recent is Executive Order 192, issued by New Jersey Governor Phil Murphy which took effect on November 5, 2020. This Order requires employers with


18Nov

Can you be fired for having to quarantine?

An issue facing employees right now is the technicalities related to returning to the workplace. For employees who are back at work, it is unsurprising that situations may arise where the employee is exposed to COVID-19, a family member has


03Aug

Employment Litigation In The Wake Of The COVID-19 Pandemic

The COVID-19 pandemic has triggered a drastic shift in the employment landscape that may result in a wave of litigation alleging employers violated existing labor laws and the recently enacted coronavirus leave law. While employees in the greater New York


29Jul

New York City Takes Stand Against Race and National Origin Discrimination Based on Coronavirus Fears

The novel coronavirus has had a devastating impact on New York City and surrounding areas. While the daily number of new cases in New York is decreasing, the virus shows no sign of slowing down in many other parts of


13Jul

Third Circuit Revives Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) Suit Over Faulty Disability Analysis

The federal Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) provides employees and job applicants protection against employment discrimination who: (1) have a disability; (2) have a record of a disability; or (3) are regarded as having a disability. The Third Circuit recently


06Jul

SCOTUS says LGBT Discrimination in the Workplace Violates Federal Law – What Does That Mean for New Jersey and New York Workers?

In a highly anticipated decision, the U.S. Supreme Court has declared that Title VII of the Civil Rights Act, which is the federal law that bans certain forms of employment discrimination, applies to LGBT workers. In New Jersey and New


29Jun

U.S. Department of Labor Issues Guidance on Employee Leave Rights When Summer Camps and Programs Close Due to COVID-19

In response to the COVID-19 pandemic, many employees sought time off work under the paid sick leave or paid family and medical leave provisions of the Family First Coronavirus Response Act (FFCRA) to care for children at home because their


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