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New Jersey Workplace Poster Requirements Continue to Grow

New Jersey employers may need to put “bigger bulletin board” on their holiday list this year as the number of required workplace posters continues to grow, especially with the proliferation of municipal paid sick leave laws....more

11/20/2014 - Municipalities New Legislation Posting Requirements

New Jersey Department of Labor Amends Minimum Wage Regulations

The New Jersey Department of Labor amended N.J.A.C. 12:56-3.1 to reflect the recent amendment to the New Jersey Constitution that raised the minimum wage to $8.25 and created yearly increases to the minimum wage tied to the...more

11/11/2014 - DOL Employee Rights Minimum Wage Wages

New Jersey Department of Labor Considering Amending Unemployment Benefits Regulations

The New Jersey Department of Labor is considering a series of amendments to the unemployment benefits regulations to bring the regulations in line with P.L. 2010, c. 37, a law that significantly amended the standards for...more

11/11/2014 - DOL Unemployment Unemployment Benefits

New Jersey Division on Civil Rights Issues Amended Regulations on Employment Advertising

On June 23, 2014, the New Jersey Division on Civil Rights (DCR) issued amended regulations concerning employment advertisements. First, the prohibition on employment advertisements containing a preference for—or...more

11/11/2014 - Advertising Amended Regulation Civil Rights Act Employer Liability Issues Gender Identity Hiring & Firing Protected Class Recruitment Policies Same-Sex Marriage

New Jersey Considering State Law Providing Employees with Mandatory Paid Sick Leave

In light of the fact that several New Jersey cities have recently passed local ordinances requiring employers to provide paid sick leave to their employees, momentum is growing for the New Jersey legislature to pass a similar...more

11/10/2014 - Employee Rights Paid Leave Sick Leave

Several More New Jersey Cities Pass Paid Sick Leave Legislation

Following Newark and Jersey City’s lead, the cities of Passaic, East Orange, Paterson, and Irvington recently passed their own paid sick leave ordinances that will provide the majority of private employees working in those...more

11/10/2014 - Employee Rights Paid Leave Sick Leave

New Jersey Appellate Division Holds That the NJLAD Prohibits Discrimination Against Employees in the Process of Being Divorced

In Smith v. Millville Rescue Squad, 2014 WL 2894924 (App. Div. June 27, 2014), the Appellate Division held that the New Jersey Law Against Discrimination’s (NJLAD) prohibition against discrimination based on “marital status”...more

7/18/2014 - Discrimination Divorce Employer Liability Issues Marital Status

Newark, New Jersey Sick Leave Poster Now Available— Employers Must Act by June 21

On June 21, 2014, the Newark, New Jersey Sick Leave Ordinance (which we previously discussed in the March 2014 issue of the New Jersey eAuthority) will become effective. Beyond the primary requirements of the ordinance (i.e.,...more

6/19/2014

New Jersey Senate Passes Unfair Wage Recovery Act

On March 27, 2014, the New Jersey Senate passed the Unfair Wage Recovery Act (S783), which would amend the New Jersey Law Against Discrimination to provide that an unlawful employment practice occurs each time an individual...more

5/13/2014 - Discrimination Employer Liability Issues Lilly Ledbetter Unfair Labor Practices Wages

Act Would Require Public Contractors To Report Employment Information For All Employees Working On Public Contracts In New Jersey

On March 27, 2014, the Wage Transparency Act (S1038) was passed by the New Jersey Senate. The act would require public contractors to report to the Commissioner of the New Jersey Department of Labor and Workforce Development...more

5/13/2014 - Contractors Public Contracts Reporting Requirements Wages

Threshold For Prevailing Wage Work For New Jersey Municipalities To Increase July 1, 2014

The state prevailing wage threshold for total work done for a municipality or on property or premises owned by a municipality will increase from $14,187 to $15,444 beginning July 1, 2014. ...more

5/13/2014 - Municipalities Prevailing Wages Public Entities

New Jersey Resolution Seeks To Give Public Employees The Right To Collective Bargaining

On March 24, 2014, a resolution (SCR96) was introduced in the Senate that would amend the New Jersey Constitution to give public employees the right to collective bargaining. ...more

5/13/2014 - Collective Bargaining Employee Rights Public Employees

New Jersey Bill Seeks To Permit Additional Withholdings And Deductions From Employee Wages

On March 24, 2014, a bill (S1846) was introduced that would permit an employer to withhold a portion of an employee’s wages for purchases authorized by the employee made at an event sponsored by an organized and...more

5/12/2014 - Charitable Donations Charitable Organizations Proposed Legislation Wage Deductions Wages Withholding Requirements

Taking Documents To Support Discrimination Claims Can Be Prosecuted As Theft, Notwithstanding Quinlan, New Jersey Appellate...

In State v. Saavedra, 2013 WL 6763248 (App. Div. Dec. 24, 2013), a public sector employee learned that he could be indicted for criminal theft for taking his employer’s highly confidential, original documents...more

2/20/2014 - Discrimination Evidence Public Employees Theft

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