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


23Mar

New York State may end Minimum Wage Tip Credit

In most of the country, businesses can pay their tipped workers—such as servers and bartenders—only $2.13 per hour, so long as the tips the workers make raise their hourly rate to at least $7.25, the federal minimum wage. This is


14Feb

New Jersey Governor Phil Murphy Signs Executive Order Promoting Equal Pay

On January 16, 2018, Governor Phil Murphy’s first official act as Governor was to sign Executive Order No. 1, promoting equal pay for women. The Order bars managers in state government from asking job applicants about their salary history, because


26Jan

New Jersey Upgrades its Ban-the-Box Law

On December 20, 2017, then-Governor Chris Christie signed into law Senate Bill 3306, enacting new protections for job seekers who have a criminal record. The law, effective immediately, is intended to give ex-offenders a chance to speak personally with interviewers


16Jan

New Jersey Enacts New Law to Protect Breastfeeding Employees

On January 8, 2017, Governor Chris Christie signed into law a package of new protections for workers who breastfeed on the job. The law, which amends the New Jersey Law Against Discrimination (LAD), prohibits employers from firing or discriminating against


30Nov

Have you been sexually harassed at work? Find out what constitutes sexual harassment under the law.

Sexual harassment is everywhere in the news right now. From Harvey Weinstein to Al Franken to Louis C.K. to Matt Lauer, it seems like every day there are new revelations of sexual harassment in the workplace. So, what exactly is


06Nov

Paid breaks? The Third Circuit says yes, if they are 20 minutes or less.

Employers must pay employees for breaks that last 20 minutes or less, even when they are logged off their computers and not doing any work, according to a new decision by the Third Circuit Court of Appeals in Secretary, United


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