Kali Wellington-James

Kali Wellington-James

Pepper Hamilton LLP

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Third Circuit Affirms Dismissal of FLSA Overtime Claims in Hospital Meal Break Cases

On August 26, the United States Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit affirmed the District Court’s dismissal of the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) overtime claims brought against a myriad of health care systems and their...more

8/29/2014 - Employee Rights FLSA Healthcare Healthcare Professionals Hospitals Over-Time Rest and Meal Break Unpaid Overtime

New Jersey Joins the 'Ban the Box' Movement

On August 11, 2014, New Jersey Governor Chris Christie signed into law the Opportunity to Compete Act (Act) which prohibits private and public employers that employ 15 or more employees from inquiring about an applicant’s...more

8/15/2014 - Ban the Box Criminal Background Checks Employee Rights Job Applicants

New Jersey Court Approves Contract That Limits Employee’s Time to Bring Discrimination Claim

The Appellate Division of the Superior Court of New Jersey ruled on June 19, 2014 that an employee is bound by his agreement in an employment application to a six-month limitation period to file any suit against his employer....more

7/2/2014 - Discrimination Employer Liability Issues Employment Application Statute of Limitations Title VII

Game Changer: NLRB Approves Unionization Of Northwestern University Football Players

On Wednesday, March 26, 2014, the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) issued a ruling that could potentially change the landscape of college football and other collegiate sports when the Regional Director of the Chicago...more

3/31/2014 - College Athletes NLRA NLRB Unions

Department Of Labor Extends Family And Medical Leave Act To Same-Gender Couples

On August 9, the U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) issued regulatory guidance confirming that same-sex married couples are entitled to the same benefits of the Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA) as heterosexual married couples...more

8/16/2013 - DOL DOMA Employee Benefits FMLA Marriage Same-Sex Marriage SCOTUS US v Windsor

New Jersey Bill Could Put An End To The Use Of Non-Compete Agreements As We Know It

Last month, the New Jersey Legislature introduced a bill that could drastically limit the enforceability of non-compete, non-solicitation, and non-disclosure agreements that New Jersey employers routinely enter into with...more

5/22/2013 - Enforcement Non-Compete Agreements Proposed Legislation Restrictive Covenants

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