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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