12Mar

IS YOUR NON-COMPETE OR NON-SOLICITATION AGREEMENT ENFORCEABLE?

Non-compete and non-solicitation agreements may be contained in employment contracts or may be a separate agreement between an employee and employer.  Each state has its own distinct laws about whether such types of agreements are enforceable.  New Jersey, along with


07Mar

NEW JERSEY GOVERNOR CHRIS CHRISTIE SIGNS BILL PROHIBITING PREGNANCY-RELATED DISCRIMINATION IN THE WORKPLACE

The New Jersey legislature has noted that pregnant women can be vulnerable to discrimination in the workplace.  There have been reports that women who have requested an accommodation due to their pregnancy-related needs or issues have been unfairly denied reasonable


06Mar

CONSTRUCTION COMPANY HIRED TO REBUILD SEASIDE HEIGHTS BOARDWALK FACING WAGE AND OVERTIME LAWSUIT

Jamali Developers LLC, the construction company hired to rebuild the iconic Seaside Heights boardwalk after the aftermath of Superstorm Sandy, has just been served with a lawsuit.  The suit names Jamali Developers’ CEO and managers as well as another company


05Mar

NEW JERSEY ASSEMBLY ADVANCES “BAN THE BOX” BILL ESTABLISHING EMPLOYMENT RIGHTS FOR CANDIDATES WITH CRIMINAL HISTORIES

Last month, the New Jersey Assembly Labor Committee advanced “The Opportunity to Compete Act,” commonly known as the “Ban the Box” bill, which if passed, will afford employment candidates with criminal histories some legal protection. Specifically, the new bill will


04Mar

NEW JERSEY IS AMONG 14 STATES TO HAVE INCREASED ITS STATEWIDE MINIMUM WAGE

Last November, New Jersey residents successfully voted to increase the state minimum wage by one dollar.  As such, legislation signed by Governor Chris Christie increased the statewide hourly minimum wage from $7.25 to $8.25, effective January 1, 2014.     New


26Oct

UNPAID INTERNSHIPS UNDER THE FAIR LABOR STANDARDS ACT: IS YOUR INTERNSHIP PROGRAM LEGAL?

Unpaid internships are common in many businesses throughout the country. Some interns enthusiastically accept unpaid opportunities to get exposure while others take unpaid internships because of a shortage of regular paid jobs. With the number of unpaid internship programs on the rise, interns


25Oct

NEW JERSEY BECOMES THE THIRTEENTH STATE TO PASS LAW PROTECTING SOCIAL NETWORKING ACCOUNTS OF EMPLOYEES

On August 29, 2013, Governor Chris Christie signed New Jersey Assembly Bill No. 2878 into law. This law, effective December 1, 2013, prohibits your company from requiring or requesting you as an employee or an applicant to provide your user


24Oct

GOVERNOR CHRIS CHRISTIE SIGNS INTO LAW THE NEW JERSEY SECURITY AND FINANCIAL EMPOWERMENT ACT ASSISTING VICTIMS OF DOMESTIC VIOLENCE AND SEXUAL ASSAULT AND THEIR CLOSE FAMILY MEMBERS

Governor Chris Christie recently signed into law the New Jersey Security and Financial Empowerment Act (“NJ SAFE Act”). The NJ SAFE Act became effective on October 1, 2013. This Act requires private employers, who employ 25 or more employees, to


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