John J. Sarno – Employers Association of New Jersey

Breaking New Ground, EEOC to Scrutinize Employer Social Media Policies

Social media issues should already be on employers’ radars, especially in light of a ruling last year by the National Labor Relations Board that Facebook “likes” constitute legally protected activity. Now this year, the Equal…more
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Comments to Pending FLSA Regs by Employers Association of NJ

EANJ respectfully urges the U.S. Department of Labor, Wage and Hour Division to 1) not revise the duties test for most employers; 2) consider, if necessary, a separate duties test for the retail and restaurant industries instead…more
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Puglia v. Elk Pipeline

Amicus Curiae Brief and Appendix of Employers Association of NJ

Will be argued January 6, 2016 before NJ Supreme Court: Whether the National Labor Relations Act (NLRA) preempts state law civil claims under the Conscientious Employee Protection Act (CEPA) that arise out of a collective…more
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Why Diversity Training is Ineffective

Most diversity training efforts at American companies are ineffective and even counterproductive in increasing the number of women and minorities in managerial positions, according to an analysis that turns decades of…more
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NJ Discrimination Law Not Extended to Weight, Appearance or Sex Appeal

A New Jersey Appellate Division panel affirmed summary judgment for the defense on allegations seeking to expand the New Jersey Law Against Discrimination (“LAD”). The case was brought by 21 current and former female employees…more
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Do Corporations Have a Right to Lie?

Ambrose Gwinnett Bierce, the American satirist, once observed that a corporation is “an ingenious device for obtaining profit without individual responsibility.” And when it comes to free speech, corporations can say just about…more
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No Free Lunch: Executive Order Cracks Down on Unethical Federal Contractors

For over a decade, legislative attempts to condition government contracts on good corporate behavior have failed. But as part of President Obama’s “Year of Action”, he has signed Executive Order 13673, which will require…more
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Ethics Policies and Training Essential for Employers

Penalties for unethical or illegal activities are onerous and the absence of ethics policies and compliance training will increase these penalties dramatically. Effective November 1, 2004, the Federal Sentencing Guidelines…more
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How to Investigate Executive Ethics Violations

To reduce the possibility of potentially harmful unethical practices in the workplace, many organizations have implemented ethics programs, which include a process to investigate unethical practices. Such an investigation…more
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How to Implement an Ethics Program

Many organizations have implemented an ethics program as a sound business practice. Some do so because they are competing for federal contracts of a certain size and must satisfy the Federal Acquisition Regulations mandate…more
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How to Conduct an Internal Ethics Investigation

An essential element in the long-term success strategy of any business organization is the development and implementation ethics program to reduce the possibility of potentially harmful unethical practices in the workplace. …more
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Aguas v. State of New Jersey

Amicus Curiae Brief of Employers Association of New Jersey

To advance the interests of New Jersey’s employers, the Employers Association of New Jersey seeks permission to intervene in high-impact court cases. In the landmark decision of Aguas v. State of New Jersey (2015), the NJ…more
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  • Appellate Practice
  • Constitutional Law
  • Labor & Employment Law
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