07Apr

Retaliating Against Employees Who Exercise Their Rights in Response to COVID-19

As society continues to traverse the unchartered waters created by the COVID-19 outbreak across the country, federal and state laws have endorsed more protection for employees in these unprecedented times. At the federal level, employees should be aware that the


06Apr

The Families First Coronavirus (COVID-19) Response Act

The Families First Coronavirus (COVID-19) Response Act was approved by the U.S. Senate on March 18, 2020, and has now been signed into law. This bill will provide paid leave under the Family Medical Leave Act, as well as paid


30Mar

New Jersey Significantly Modifies the New Jersey WARN Act to Require Severance Pay for Mass Layoffs

On January 21, 2020, New Jersey Governor Murphy enacted major revisions to the New Jersey WARN Act, making New Jersey the first state in the nation to require severance pay for mass layoffs. WARN Act stands for Worker Adjustment and


23Mar

COVID-19 Virus: Your Legal Rights Regarding Time Off

As the COVID-19 virus outbreak spreads across New Jersey, public health experts are advising those who feel sick to stay home. Here’s a look at some of the labor protections available for employees, especially those who cannot afford to miss


02Mar

U.s. Department Of Labor Issues
Final Rule On Regular Rate Under The Fair Labor Standards Act

The regular rate determines how much non-exempt employees covered by the FLSA receive in overtime pay, as the Act generally requires overtime pay of at least one and one-half times the regular rate for time worked in excess of 40


24Feb

Philadelphia Salary History Inquiry Ban is Constitutional

In a decision that could have national implications for the wage-equity movement, the Third Circuit Court of Appeals ruled that the City of Philadelphia may enforce its law prohibiting employers from asking applicants about their salary history. The decision upheld


17Feb

New Jersey DOL Earned Sick Leave Law

On January 6, 2020, the New Jersey Department of Labor issued Earned Sick Leave Rules that further explain employer responsibilities under the New Jersey Earned Sick Leave Law, which took effect on October 29, 2018. New Jersey’s Sick Leave Law


04Dec

New York State Strengthens Harassment and Discrimination Laws: Part 2 of 2

This is a continuation of our prior blog that discusses the new workplace protections in New York. 1. Restricts Non-Disclosure Agreements. In 2018, New York State law was amended to limit the use of Non-Disclosure Agreements in connection with the


27Nov

New York State Strengthens Harassment and Discrimination Laws: Part 1 of 2

On August 12, 2019, Governor Andrew Cuomo signed legislation that further strengthens New York’s existing workplace harassment and discrimination protections. Until now, workplace protections applied only to employees. However, in recognition that employers often characterize workers differently, the legislation expands


12Nov

New Jersey’s New and Improved Wage Theft Act

On August 6, 2019, New Jersey passed one of the toughest wage theft statutes in the country. This amended statute, the New Jersey Wage Theft Act, emphasizes the importance of worker protection. The statute not only raises the level of


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