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Workplace Laws Assist Victims of Domestic Violence

Victims of domestic violence often keep their secrets hidden from the workplace until they need leave to go to court, or don’t show up for work one day due to physical or psychological harm caused by a spouse or loved one....more

New Jersey's New Leave Law – SAFE Act – Took Effect October 1. Is Your Company Ready?

On October 1, 2013, absent any extensions, New Jersey’s Security and Financial Empowerment Act (NJ SAFE Act) went into effect. Here are a few questions and answers to help you understand and comply with the NJ SAFE...more

Time to Update Your New Jersey Workplace Posters!

On October 1, 2013, the “New Jersey Security and Financial Empowerment Act” (NJ SAFE Act) becomes effective, which in addition to providing new leave rights to victims of domestic violence and sexual assault, creates yet...more

New Jersey Employers Face New Leave Requirement

Beginning October 1, 2013, many New Jersey public and private employers will be required to grant job-protected leave to victims of domestic violence or sexually-violent offenses, and also to family members of such victims....more

Victims of Domestic Violence Now Entitled to Protected Leave in New Jersey

On July 17, 2013, Governor Chris Christie signed into law the New Jersey Security and Financial Empowerment Act (NJ SAFE Act), which provides eligible employees with unpaid time off to attend to a variety of matters related...more

New Law in New Jersey Requires Unpaid Leave for Domestic Violence, Sexual Assault Victims

Effective October 1, 2013, certain employers in New Jersey must provide up to 20 days of unpaid leave to employees who have been victims of domestic violence or sexual assault....more

Recently Enacted New Jersey Law Requires Employers To Provide Leave For Victims Of Domestic Violence And Sexual Assault As Of...

New Jersey recently enacted the New Jersey Security and Financial Empowerment Act (SAFE Act), P.L. 2013, c.82, which takes effect on October 1, 2013....more

Act Now Advisory: New Jersey Enacts Leave Law for Victims of Domestic Violence

On October 1, 2013, the New Jersey Security and Financial Empowerment Act (S-2177) ("SAFE Act") will go into effect, providing unpaid job-protected leave for victims of domestic violence and sexual assault....more

New Jersey Establishes New Leave Rights and Obligations Under NJ SAFE Act

New Jersey Governor Chris Christie recently signed into law the New Jersey Security and Financial Empowerment Act, commonly known as the "NJ SAFE Act," which allows an eligible employee to take 20 days of unpaid leave during...more

Legal Protections for Victims of Domestic Violence on the Rise

New Jersey and New York have joined a growing trend of states that have recently passed or are seeking to pass laws affording greater protections for victims of domestic violence....more

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

New Oregon Employment Laws for 2013-2014

Employers with employees in Oregon are directly affected by several new laws recently passed by the legislature, while a new City of Portland sick leave ordinance also affects many employers with employees working in the City...more

New Jersey SAFE Act Becomes Law

New Jersey grants the right to take leave from work to victims of domestic violence and their family members. On July 17, Governor Chris Christie signed into law the New Jersey Security and Financial Empowerment Act...more

New Jersey Law Requires Covered Employers to Provide Domestic Violence Leave

On July 17, 2013, Governor Chris Christie signed into law the New Jersey Security and Financial Empowerment Act (NJ SAFE Act). New Jersey joins 15 states, the District of Columbia, and a handful of local governments in...more

NJ SAFE Act gives up to 20 days of unpaid leave to employees victimized by domestic or sexual violence – takes effect October 1,...

New Jersey Governor Chris Christie has signed the New Jersey Security and Financial Empowerment Act (NJ SAFE Act) into law, with an effective date of October 1, 2013. ...more

New Jersey's New Law Requires Unpaid Leave for Victims of Domestic or Sexual Violence

On July 17, 2013, New Jersey Governor Chris Christie signed S-2177 – the New Jersey Security and Financial Empowerment Act ("NJ SAFE Act") – to require that employers provide unpaid leave to employees affected by domestic or...more

N.Y. Legislature Introduces Protections for Victims of Domestic Violence

The N.Y. State Senate and Assembly recently introduced “competing” bills both targeting increased employment protections for victims of domestic violence. The bills each provide various measures of job security for employees...more

New Jersey Assembly And Senate Amend Domestic Violence Leave Bills

As previously reported in the July 2012 issue of the New Jersey eAuthority, several pending bills (A2919 and S2177) would require employers to provide unpaid leave to employees who are victims of domestic violence or sexual...more

“NJ SAFE Act” Would Require Unpaid Leave To Victims Of Sexual Assault Or Domestic Violence

Similar bills pending before the Assembly (A2919) and Senate (S2177), each entitled the “New Jersey Security and Financial Employment Act” or the “NJ SAFE Act,” would require employers with 25 or more employees to provide 20...more

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