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


14May

Obesity, Alone, Is Not A Disability

The question of whether or not obesity is considered a disability has been partially answered. On April 4, 2019, Judge Haas delivered the opinion of the New Jersey Appellate Division in the case of Dickson v. Community Bus Lines, Inc.


13Apr

New Jersey Employees’ Sick Leave Rights Have Recently Expanded

Many sick employees are currently protected from adverse employment treatment under the federally-mandated Family and Medical Leave Act (“FMLA”). Under the FMLA, an employee working for a covered employer may take up to 12 workweeks of unpaid leave each year


27Mar

New Jersey Governor Limits Employment Nondisclosure Agreements

This week, New Jersey enacted a law to further protect employee rights. Ordinarily, if a nondisclosure agreement’s terms are violated, the harmed party (whose contractually-protected private information was revealed) could sue the disclosing party for injunctive and monetary relief. However,


25Jan

Court Finds Emailed Arbitration Agreement Unenforceable

On January 16, 2019, the Superior Court of New Jersey, Appellate Division held in Skuse v. Pfizer, Inc., that Pfizer’s use of a computer training program emailed to employees was inadequate to obtain the employees’ agreement to arbitrate disputes. Pfizer


02Jan

Forced Arbitration is Unfair to Workers

Many companies require their workers to sign arbitration agreements—contracts that require workers to bring any claims related to their employment through arbitration, a private dispute resolution process outside the court system. Companies often require this of both employees and independent


Page 3 of 1912345...10...Last »