On April 22, 2014, the Sixth Circuit Court of Appeals in EEOC v. Ford Motor Company reviewed whether a telecommuting arrangement could be a reasonable accommodation for an employee suffering from a debilitating disability....more
The Third Circuit Court of Appeals recently held for the first time that a predecessor’s wage-and-hour violations under the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) can result in liability for a successor employer. The Third Circuit’s...more
On January 27, 2014, a unanimous U.S. Supreme Court interpreted the meaning of the term “changing clothes” found in the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA or Act), specifically at 29 U.S.C. § 203(o). This case is significant for...more
In our November 2012 Pepper@Work, we advised New Jersey employers of upcoming notice-posting requirements on pay equality issued by the New Jersey Department of Labor and Workforce Development (NJDOL); the NJDOL recently...more
New Jersey recently enacted the New Jersey Security and Financial Empowerment Act (SAFE Act), P.L. 2013, c.82, which takes effect on October 1, 2013....more
Originally published in the November 2012 Issue of The HR Specialist.
The National Labor Relations Board (NLRB), the federal agency charged with enforcement of the National Labor Relations Act (NLRA), has increased its...more
Recently, the New Jersey legislature passed a bill, A2647, implementing new notice requirements on employers of 50 or more employees. This new law requires employers to conspicuously post a notice advising workers of their...more