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Jersey City, New Jersey Enacts Sick Leave Ordinance; Is Newark Next?

On October 21, 2013, Jersey City enacted an ordinance (passed by its City Council on September 25) mandating that all Jersey City businesses provide their employees sick leave—either paid or unpaid (depending upon the...more

11/29/2013 - Local Ordinance Municipalities Paid Leave Sick Leave

New Jersey Bill Seeks To Expand Protections For Pregnant Employees

On November 18, 2013, a bill (S2995) seeking to expand employment protections for pregnant women passed in the Senate 38-0. Specifically, the bill would (1) amend the New Jersey Law Against Discrimination to add pregnancy...more

11/29/2013 - Discrimination Pregnancy Discrimination Proposed Legislation Reasonable Accommodation

New Law Punishes New Jersey Employers That Fail To Timely Or Adequately Respond To Unemployment Agency Requests For Information

Traditionally, New Jersey employers have been free to challenge erroneous unemployment benefit charges even if the error was a result of the employer’s untimely or inaccurate response to the Department of Labor’s request for...more

11/29/2013 - DOL New Legislation Penalties Request For Information Unemployment Benefits

Plaintiff Entitled To Employer’s Customers’ Addresses, District Of New Jersey Holds

In Griff v. GalaxE Solutions, Inc., 2013 WL 2242656 (D.N.J. May 21, 2013), the New Jersey District Court rejected an employer’s attempt to withhold disclosure to the plaintiff of the business addresses of several of its...more

9/23/2013 - Customer Lists Disclosure Requirements Hiring & Firing Protective Orders Termination

Third Circuit Clarifies Standard For Final Certification Of FLSA Collective Actions

In Zavala v. Wal-Mart Stores, Inc., 2012 WL 3217522 (3d Cir. August 9, 2012), the Third Circuit Court of Appeals clarified the standard for final certification of a collective action under the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA),...more

9/14/2012 - Class Action Class Certification FLSA RICO Unpaid Overtime Wal-Mart

Employer Off The Hook For Co-Worker Harassment Claims Thanks To Its Anti-Harassment Policies, New Jersey Appellate Division Holds

In Mann v. Staples, Inc., 2012 WL 3101310 (App. Div. August 1, 2012), a case argued by an attorney in Ogletree Deakins’ New York office, the New Jersey Appellate Division dismissed a female employee’s NJLAD discrimination...more

9/14/2012 - Anti-Harassment Policies Sexual Harassment Staples

Despite Willful OSHA Violation, New Jersey Supreme Court Reaffirms Exclusivity Of Workers’ Compensation Benefits, Refuses To Apply...

In Van Dunk v. Reckson Assoc. Realty Corp., 2012 N.J. LEXIS 678 (N.J. June 26, 2012), the New Jersey Supreme Court considered whether an employee’s personal injury suit against his employer following a trench collapse, for...more

7/16/2012 - Intentional Injury Exception OSHA Workplace Injury

Union President Had Expectation Of Privacy In Private Facebook Posting, New Jersey District Court Holds

In Ehling v. Monmouth Ocean Hosp. Serv. Corp., 2012 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 74558 (D.N.J. May 30, 2012), a supervisor convinced an employee to access the private Facebook account of the plaintiff (a co-worker and the union...more

7/16/2012 - Facebook Right to Privacy

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