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New Jersey’s “Ban the Box” Legislation Signed Into Law

Last week, New Jersey Governor Chris Christie signed the Opportunity to Compete Act (Bill S2124) into law, thereby barring New Jersey employers from inquiring about job applicants’ criminal histories during the preliminary...more

8/21/2014 - Background Checks Ban the Box Criminal Background Checks Employer Liability Issues Hiring & Firing Job Applicants New Legislation

New Jersey Senate Bill Aimed at Protecting Job Applicants With Criminal History

Earlier this month, the New Jersey State Senate Budget and Appropriations Committee advanced a bill seeking to bar employers from inquiring about the criminal history of job applicants during initial interviews and on job...more

6/27/2014 - Background Checks Criminal Background Checks Hiring & Firing Interviews Job Applicants Pending Legislation

Attention New York City Employers: New Unpaid Intern Protections to Take Effect June 2014

As we previously posted on April 16, 2014 (click here), the recently-passed “unpaid intern” amendments to the New York City Human Rights Law (the “NYCHRL”) will become effective this weekend on June 14, 2014. The timing of...more

6/13/2014 - Employer Liability Issues Internships NYCHRL Unpaid Interns

New Jersey State Senate Supports Bill Protecting Against Unemployment Bias

Earlier this week, the New Jersey State Senate advanced a bill (by a vote of 23-13) aimed at protecting unemployed New Jersey job seekers. The proposed language of bill S1440 would prevent employers from discriminating...more

5/19/2014 - Employer Liability Issues Hiring & Firing Proposed Legislation Unemployment Unemployment Discrimination

Second Circuit Weighs In On Tort Litigation During Pending EEOC Proceeding

Last week, the Second Circuit Court of Appeals ruled that a plaintiff’s filing of a charge of discrimination with the United States Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (“EEOC”) does not toll the statute of limitations for...more

3/17/2014 - EEOC Employer Liability Issues Gender Discrimination Statute of Limitations

U.S. Supreme Court Clarifies Meaning of Compensable Donning and Doffing

On January 27, 2014, the United States Supreme Court clarified the meaning of “changing clothes” under the Fair Labor Standards Act’s (“FLSA”) donning and doffing protections....more

2/7/2014 - Collective Bargaining Doffing Donning FLSA Protective Gear Sandifer v U.S. Steel Corp SCOTUS Unions

New Jersey Appellate Court Upholds Restrictions on Employer Job Postings

In a case of first impression, the New Jersey Appellate Division recently upheld the constitutionality of a New Jersey statute that bars employers from publishing job postings requiring that applicants be currently employed...more

1/13/2014 - Compliance Employer Liability Issues Employment Application First Amendment Job Applicants

New Jersey Social Media Privacy Bill Signed Into Law

On Thursday, August 29, 2013, New Jersey’s Governor Christopher Christie signed bill A-2878 into law. This law places New Jersey in line with the growing trend of states restricting employers’ ability to require job...more

9/5/2013 - Chris Christie Employee Rights New Legislation Passwords Privacy Laws Social Media

United States Supreme Court Issues Two Employer-Friendly Decisions With Far-Reaching Impact in Employee Harassment Cases

On June 24, 2013, the United States Supreme Court issued two employer-friendly opinions that substantially narrow potential liability for claims of supervisor misconduct and retaliation under Title VII of the Civil Rights Act...more

7/17/2013 - Civil Rights Act Discrimination Employer Liability Issues Harassment Racial Discrimination Retaliation SCOTUS Supervisors Title VII UT Southwestern Medical v Nassar Vance v. Ball State University Willful Misconduct

Employers Beware: Unpaid Internships May Result in Labor Law Violations

In the throes of summer internship season, the Honorable William H. Pauley, III, of the United States District Court for the Southern District of New York, issued a recent opinion that will leave many employers revisiting...more

6/25/2013 - DOL FLSA Fox Searchlight Pictures Minimum Wage Unpaid Interns Wages

Governor Vetoes New Jersey Minimum Wage Bill Tied to Consumer Price Index

This past week, New Jersey’s Governor Christopher Christie vetoed a new minimum wage bill (A2162) that had been previously passed by the State’s Legislature. This legislation had proposed increasing New Jersey’s minimum wage...more

2/1/2013 - Consumer Price Index Minimum Wage

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