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Newark’s Paid Sick Leave Ordinance to Take Effect on June 21, 2014

As we previously posted on March 20, 2014, the City of Newark, New Jersey passed a paid sick leave ordinance (the “Ordinance”), which requires private employers to provide paid sick leave to employees who work at least 80...more

6/18/2014 - Employee Benefits Employee Rights Employer Liability Issues Employment Policies Paid Leave Sick Leave

New York Votes to Protect Unpaid Interns from Discrimination

On March 26, 2014, the New York City Counsel voted unanimously to amend the New York City Human Rights Law (the “NYCHRL”) to allow unpaid interns to sue for harassment and discrimination. The bill was likely drafted in...more

4/17/2014 - Discrimination Employee Rights Harassment NYCHRL Sexual Harassment Unpaid Interns

Newark Becomes Second City in New Jersey To Pass Paid Sick Leave Ordinance

The City of Newark, New Jersey recently passed a paid sick leave ordinance (the “Ordinance”) which requires private employers to provide paid sick leave to employees who work at least 80 hours per year in Newark. Newark is...more

3/21/2014 - Employee Rights Paid Leave Sick Leave

Unpaid Interns Not Entitled To Protection From Sexual Harassment Under New York City Law

A federal judge in the Southern District of New York ruled earlier this month that a former intern was not entitled to pursue her claim for sexual harassment under the New York City Human Rights Law (the “NYCHRL”) because she...more

10/30/2013 - Harassment Human Rights Internships NYCHRL Sexual Harassment Unpaid Interns

New Jersey Joins A Handful of States To Provide Unpaid Leave to Victims of Domestic Violence or Sexual Assault

On July 17, 2013, Governor Chris Christie signed the New Jersey Security and Financial Empowerment Act (the “SAFE Act”) into law. The SAFE Act makes New Jersey amongst a handful of states to now provide unpaid leave for...more

8/8/2013 - Crime Victims Domestic Violence Gender-Based Violence SAFE Act Sexual Assault Unpaid Leave

Ringing in the New Year With Employment Legislation That Could Affect New Jersey Employers in 2013

Five important pieces of legislation that could affect your business either will go into effect or may be decided by Governor Christie before we ring in 2013. These bills range from social networking legislation to minimum...more

12/20/2012 - Discrimination Domestic Violence Gender-Based Pay Discrimination Social Media Wages

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