Unpaid Need Not Mean Unprotected

more+
less-

New Jersey State Senator Nia H. Gill recently introduced legislation that “[p]rovides legal protections and remedies for persons engaged in unpaid internships with employers.”  If passed, S-3064 would extend employee-like protection to unpaid interns under several existing New Jersey laws, including the Law Against Discrimination, the Conscientious Employee Protection Act, and the Worker Freedom From Employer Intimidation Act. Under the new bill, New Jersey would be only the second state in the country (after Oregon) to offer such protection. Gill stated that she was prompted to act after she learned that a New York Federal judge dismissed an intern’s sexual harassment lawsuit on the basis that the intern was not being paid for her services during the alleged harassment; which dismissal the Blog reported on October 10th, here.

If passed by both the House and the Senate, employers should expect the new bill to go into effect sometime in early 2014.

Written by:

Published In:

DISCLAIMER: Because of the generality of this update, the information provided herein may not be applicable in all situations and should not be acted upon without specific legal advice based on particular situations.

© Genova Burns LLC | Attorney Advertising

Don't miss a thing! Build a custom news brief:

Read fresh new writing on compliance, cybersecurity, Dodd-Frank, whistleblowers, social media, hiring & firing, patent reform, the NLRB, Obamacare, the SEC…

…or whatever matters the most to you. Follow authors, firms, and topics on JD Supra.

Create your news brief now - it's free and easy »

All the intelligence you need, in one easy email:

Great! Your first step to building an email digest of JD Supra authors and topics. Log in with LinkedIn so we can start sending your digest...

Sign up for your custom alerts now, using LinkedIn ›

* With LinkedIn, you don't need to create a separate login to manage your free JD Supra account, and we can make suggestions based on your needs and interests. We will not post anything on LinkedIn in your name.
×
Loading...
×
×