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May 15, 2020
With many employees working from home a number of issues have become more pressing, including misuse of an employer’s computer system. The Computer Fraud and Abuse Act criminalizes “obtaining information from any protected computer” by “intentionally access[ing] a computer without authorization or
April 17, 2020
New Jersey employers considering layoffs need to be mindful of the recently enacted amendments to New Jersey’s WARN Act – the “Millville Dallas Airmotive Plant Job Loss Notification Act,” N.J.S.A.
March 25, 2020
On March 20, 2020, New Jersey Governor Phil Murphy signed into law Bill No.
March 23, 2020
This is a summary of the emergency family and medical leave and paid sick leave provisions of the “Families First Coronavirus Response Act” (H.R.
August 6, 2019
In New Prime Inc. v. Oliveira, 586 U.S. __, 139 S. Ct. 532, 543-44 (2019), the United States Supreme Court held that § 1 of the Federal Arbitration Act (“FAA”), 9 U.S.C.
June 17, 2019
When presented with a lawsuit filed in federal court asserting violations of Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 (“Title VII”), 42 U.S.C.S.
May 7, 2019
The Law Against Discrimination (LAD), N.J.S.A.
March 28, 2019
On March 18,2019, Governor Phil Murphy signed into law an amendment to the New Jersey Law Against Discrimination (“LAD”) barring enforcement of certain non-disclosureprovisions in employment contracts and settlement agreements, as well as employment contract provisions which waive “any substantive o
March 12, 2019
Young professionals enroll in vocational programs and internships to gain hands-on experience that is required for licensure or to obtain an advantage over their peers in the marketplace for coveted jobs. These individuals, oftentimes students, “work” for no remuneration beyond academic credit or t
September 20, 2018
On September 14, 2018, the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) published a Notice of Proposed Rulemaking addressing its joint-employer standard, which governs when two distinct business entities will be considered a joint employer under the National Labor Relations Act (Act). Under the Proposed R
July 2, 2018
Add New Jersey to the growing ranks of states that have adopted laws guaranteeing paid sick leave to employees. On May 2, 2018, New Jersey Governor Phil Murphy signed into law the New Jersey Paid Sick Leave Act, requiring paid sick leave for full and part-time employees in New Jersey.
December 4, 2017
Among the most frequent calls we management-side employment lawyers receive are from clients asking whether they may lawfully terminate an employee who has been on an extended leave for medical reasons.
November 14, 2017
On October 1, 2017 an “Act Concerning Pregnant Women in the Workplace” went into effect in Connecticut. It has been illegal to discriminate against employees on the basis of pregnancy under both federal and Connecticut law. However, generally under federal and to a lesser degree under Connecticut
November 13, 2017
In enacting its medical marijuana law, Connecticut added a provision barring employers from taking adverse employment actions against a “qualifying patient” because of the patient’s use of medical marijuana. Questions were raised as to whether the Connecticut statute was preempted by federal law, w
October 25, 2017
Employers located within the City of Philadelphia and those who do business in the City through employees located there, need to be mindful of the provisions of the Philadelphia Fair Practices Act (“FPO”), Chapter 9-1100 of the Philadelphia Code. While in some respects the FPO is similar to the Pen