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New Jersey Looks to Limit Use of Criminal History in Hiring Decisions

On Monday, December 16th, the New Jersey Assembly Labor Committee advanced the Opportunity to Compete Act, a new bill that would prohibit New Jersey employers from inquiring about criminal history on a job application or...more

12/23/2013 - Ban the Box Criminal Background Checks Hiring & Firing Job Applicants

Proposed New York Law Would Extend State Anti-Discrimination Protections to Unpaid Interns

A new bill introduced in the New York State Senate would extend many of the protections of the New York State Human Rights Law (NYSHRL) to unpaid interns. Among other things, the bill would make it illegal for employers to...more

11/6/2013 - Anti-Discrimination Policies Discrimination Harassment Internships NYCHRL NYSHRL Sexual Harassment Unpaid Interns

New Jersey Employers May Not "Like" State's New Social Media "Privacy Settings"

On August 29, 2013, New Jersey Governor Chris Christie signed into law a new measure prohibiting employers from requiring employees or job applicants to provide login information or allow employer access to their accounts on...more

9/13/2013 - Chris Christie Employee Rights New Legislation Passwords Privacy Policy Social Media Social Media Policy

New Jersey Supreme Court Expands State Law Retaliation Claims

On July 17, 2013, the Supreme Court of New Jersey expanded the state’s already broad Law Against Discrimination (LAD), holding that an employee’s complaints about inappropriate workplace conduct need not identify any specific...more

7/22/2013 - Adverse Employment Action Anti-Discrimination Policies Anti-Retaliation Provisions Harassment Protected Activity Sexual Harassment

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