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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

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

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

A Reminder To New Jersey Employers Regarding Recent Gender Equity Notice Posting Requirements

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

1/23/2014

New Jersey’s New Social Media Privacy Law: Balancing Employee Rights And Employer Protections

New Jersey has now joined the growing list of jurisdictions seeking to regulate the extent to which employers can monitor their workers’ social media presence. Currently, eleven other states – Arkansas, California, Colorado,...more

For Employers, Nassar Ruling Should Ease Validations Of Employment Actions And Early Disposal Of Frivolous Lawsuits

The Supreme Court of the United States recently adopted a strict causation standard that will make it more difficult for employees seeking to prove retaliation in violation of Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964....more

The Supreme Court Adopts A Narrow Definition Of ‘Supervisor’ In Title VII Harassment Cases

The United States Supreme Court recently delivered a “win” for employers in Vance v. Ball State University, 570 U.S. __ (June 24, 2013) in which the Court narrowed the definition of supervisor for purposes of employer...more

New Jersey Enacts Posting and Notice Requirements on Pay Equality

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

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