Joseph Domenick Guarino

Joseph Domenick Guarino

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New Jersey high court decision will reshape employer liability in sexual harassment cases

On February 11, 2015, the New Jersey Supreme Court issued a significant sexual harassment decision that offers something positive for both employers and employees. Employers will be happy that the Court has, after...more

2/17/2015 - Affirmative Defenses Corporate Counsel Employer Liability Issues Faragher/Ellerth defense Hostile Environment NJ Supreme Court Sexual Harassment Vicarious Liability

New Jersey Supreme Court embraces worker-friendly test for determining employee or independent contractor status

Employers should note a recent decision from the Supreme Court of New Jersey regarding the proper test to apply when determining an individual’s status for purposes of the New Jersey wage and hour laws. The court chose to...more

1/23/2015 - Employee Definition Employer Mandates Independent Contractors New Regulations Sleepy's Wage and Hour

$185 million punitive damages for pregnancy discrimination: what led to the largest single-plaintiff employment award?

Rosario Juarez worked at AutoZone but now can buy 1 percent of its total market capitalization. Juarez began as a retail salesperson in San Diego in 2000. She was promoted to Parts Sales Manager but was unsuccessful in...more

12/4/2014 - Adverse Employment Action AutoZone Compensatory Damages Corporate Counsel Discrimination PDA Pregnancy Discrimination Punitive Damages Retailers Retaliation

Law À La Mode - Issue 11 – Fall 2013

In This Issue: - Who are you wearing? Protecting the power of your name - Cosmetics – preserving their reputation: Concerns over chemical preservatives - Australian dollar heads south: Will parallel...more

10/11/2013 - Arbitration Australia Brand Child Labor Copyright Cosmetics Data Protection Design Patent DOL Fashion Industry Imports International Arbitration Modeling Patents Privacy Laws Retailers UK Unpaid Interns

Two new laws in New Jersey are a balancing act between businesses and employees

New Jersey Governor Chris Christie promised to promote economic activity and job creation. Recent legislative activity illustrates how he is striking the balance between making New Jersey business-friendly and protecting the...more

10/4/2013 - Discrimination Equal Pay Hiring & Firing Misclassification Passwords Social Media Trucking Industry

NJ SAFE Act gives up to 20 days of unpaid leave to employees victimized by domestic or sexual violence – takes effect October 1,...

New Jersey Governor Chris Christie has signed the New Jersey Security and Financial Empowerment Act (NJ SAFE Act) into law, with an effective date of October 1, 2013. ...more

7/28/2013 - Domestic Violence SAFE Act Sexual Abuse Unpaid Leave

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