15Jun

New York State Says #TimesUp on Sexual Harassment in its 2019 Budget Bill

Showing a strong response to the nationwide #MeToo and #TimesUp movements, the New York State legislature recently passed the “New York State Budget Bill for Fiscal Year 2019” (S-7848A), signed into law by Governor Andrew Cuomo on April 12, 2018,


05Jun

No-Fault Attendance Policies Unfairly Penalize Pregnant and Sick Workers

Many workplaces have what’s called a “no-fault attendance policy.” This means that the employer records every absence or lateness as a mark against the employee, regardless of the reason. When the employee reaches a certain number, it results in discipline


17May

New York State and City Enact New Protections Against Sexual Harassment in the Workplace

As the #MeToo and #TimesUp movements continue to shine a spotlight on sexual harassment and gender equality in the workplace, both New York State and New York City have enacted new laws to strengthen protections against and remedies for sexual


17May

New York State and City Enact New Protections Against Sexual Harassment in the Workplace

As the #MeToo and #TimesUp movements continue to shine a spotlight on sexual harassment and gender equality in the workplace, both New York State and New York City have enacted new laws to strengthen protections against and remedies for sexual


10May

New Jersey Court Stops Enforcement of Non-Compete Agreement Against Masseuse

On February 27, 2018, Bergen County Superior Court Judge Charles Powers held in Abuayasha v. Shapiro Spa LLC t/a The Woodhouse Day Spa, et al., that a non-compete clause that purported to prevent a fired masseuse from working as a


10May

New Jersey Court Stops Enforcement of Non-Compete Agreement Against Masseuse

On February 27, 2018, Bergen County Superior Court Judge Charles Powers held in Abuayasha v. Shapiro Spa LLC t/a The Woodhouse Day Spa, et al., that a non-compete clause that purported to prevent a fired masseuse from working as a


07May

New Jersey Workers Will Soon be Entitled to Paid Sick Leave

On May 2, 2018, Governor Phil Murphy signed into law a bill enacting new paid sick leave protections for nearly all employees who work in New Jersey. The law, effective on October 29, 2018, requires New Jersey employers to provide


07May

New Jersey Workers Will Soon be Entitled to Paid Sick Leave

On May 2, 2018, Governor Phil Murphy signed into law a bill enacting new paid sick leave protections for nearly all employees who work in New Jersey. The law, effective on October 29, 2018, requires New Jersey employers to provide


12Apr

Employers can’t use Salary History as Basis for Paying Women Less than Men, Holds Federal Court of Appeals

On April 9, 2018, the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals held in Rizo v. Yovino that paying women less than men based on “prior salary alone or in combination with other factors” is a violation of the Equal Pay Act.


03Apr

New Jersey Legislature Passes Far-Reaching Equal Pay Law

On March 26, 2018, both houses of the New Jersey Legislature passed the “Diana B. Allen Equal Pay Act,” adding new equal pay protections to the New Jersey Law Against Discrimination (LAD) for all protected classes under the LAD, not


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