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New York Response to #MeToo: New Laws Target Sexual Harassment

Sweeping new legislation in New York aims to prevent and shine light on sexual harassment. New York State employers will soon be prohibited from mandating arbitration of sexual harassment claims. They must also obtain...more

New Jersey Enacts Statewide Paid Sick Leave Law

New Jersey Governor Phil Murphy (D) has signed into law the New Jersey Paid Sick Leave Act (the “Act”), which will provide eligible employees with paid leave for their own medical needs, those of a family member, or other...more

The Massachusetts Pregnant Workers Fairness Act Is Now In Effect: What Employers Need To Know

by Foley & Lardner LLP on

On April 1, 2018, the Massachusetts Pregnant Workers Fairness Act (the Act) went into effect, creating several rights and protections for pregnant workers, as well as for workers who have conditions related to pregnancy. The...more

New Jersey Enacts Paid Sick Leave Act

On Wednesday, May 2, 2018, Governor Phil Murphy signed into law the New Jersey Paid Sick Leave Act (the “Act”). The Act, which goes into effect on October 29, 2018, preempts all existing New Jersey municipal earned sick leave...more

New Jersey Becomes the 10th State to Require Paid Sick Leave

by Epstein Becker & Green on

New Jersey has joined Arizona, California, Connecticut, Maryland, Massachusetts, Oregon, Rhode Island, Vermont, and Washington in enacting statewide paid sick leave legislation....more

Update on Salary History Laws: The Ban Expands to Westchester, NY

Following in the footsteps of neighboring jurisdictions such as New York City, Albany County, and Massachusetts, on April 10, 2018, Westchester County enacted legislation to ban inquiries into a job applicant’s salary...more

New Jersey Paid Sick Leave Bill Signed Into Law

On May 2, 2018, New Jersey Governor Phil Murphy signed into law a bill that requires New Jersey employers to provide their employees with paid sick leave. Once enacted, New Jersey will join nine other states and the District...more

Governor Murphy Signs New Jersey Paid Sick Leave Law

On May 2, 2018, New Jersey Governor Phil Murphy signed into law the New Jersey Earned Sick and Safe Days Act (the “Act”), providing the vast majority of New Jersey’s private sector workers paid sick leave benefits. The Act,...more

N.J. Employers Must Act Promptly to Assure Compliance with New Pay Equity Law

by Holland & Knight LLP on

• New Jersey employers have less than two months to ensure they are providing equitable pay to their employees under the Diane B. Allen Equal Pay Act (Act), which takes effect July 1, 2018. • The Act significantly expands...more

New Jersey’s New Paid Sick Leave Law: What Employers Need to Know

by Fisher Phillips on

New Jersey has now become the tenth state to enact a statewide mandatory paid sick leave law. The New Jersey Paid Sick Leave Act was signed into law today by Governor Phil Murphy and will go into effect on October 29, 2018....more

Chicago Federal Court Rejects Retaliatory Discharge Claim Due To Existence Of SOX Whistleblower Claim

On April 23, 2018, the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Illinois ruled that a plaintiff’s SOX claim precluded his claim for common law retaliatory discharge. Cohen v. Power Solutions International, Inc., No....more

New Jersey Equal Pay Act Signed Into Law

On Tuesday, April 24, 2018, New Jersey Governor Phil Murphy signed into law the Diane B. Allen Equal Pay Act (the “Act”), which amends the New Jersey Law Against Discrimination (“NJLAD”) to provide enhanced equal pay...more

New Jersey Passes Mandatory Paid Sick Leave

by Genova Burns LLC on

On May 2, New Jersey Governor Phil Murphy signed a law mandating all private and public New Jersey employers, regardless of size, offer paid sick leave. This makes New Jersey the 10th state to adopt mandatory paid sick leave...more

Employment Flash - April 2018

This edition of Employment Flash looks at recent court decisions, including the U.S. Supreme Court's rulings on cases relating to the definition of a whistleblower and exemptions from the overtime pay provisions. This edition...more

Federal Court Rules That Providing Testimony to FINRA Is Not Protected Activity Under Dodd-Frank

On April 19, 2018, the United States District Court for the District of New Jersey held that providing testimony to FINRA (which is overseen by the SEC) does not constitute protected activity for purposes of establishing a...more

Employment Law Reform in Puerto Rico: Take Two

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Last month, we reported that the Governor of Puerto Rico announced his “Initiative to Reform the Labor Force,” which would have created significant employment law changes to increase the employment participation rate on the...more

New Jersey Enacts Expansive Equal Pay Law

On April 24, 2018, newly-elected Governor Phil Murphy signed into law the Diane B. Allen Equal Pay Act, which amends the New Jersey Law Against Discrimination (NJLAD) by significantly expanding existing pay equity protections...more

Utah 2018 Legislative Report: Employment Law Developments

by Payne & Fears on

The 2018 General Session of the Utah Legislature saw significant developments in some areas of employment law, while in other areas Salt Lake City or other states implemented changes that may point to further action in future...more

Chicago Considering Predictive Scheduling: What Employers Need to Know

Following a growing nationwide trend, the Chicago City Council is considering new legislation that would require employers to pay employees for any scheduling changes made with less than two weeks’ notice. If passed, the...more

OSHA Orders Reinstatement and Back Pay in Two “AIR21” Whistleblower Cases Against Air Carriers

by Hodgson Russ LLP on

Section 11(c) of the Occupational Safety and Health Act affords protection to employees from being discriminated against or retaliated against for engaging in protected activities, such as making complaints to their employers...more

Westchester County, New York Enacts Salary History Inquiry Law

The Westchester County, NY Board of Legislators has unanimously enacted legislation that will prohibit employers and their agents from relying on, requiring, requesting, or seeking information about a prospective employee’s...more

Washington State Amends Domestic Violence Leave Law

by Littler on

Effective June 7, 2018, Washington State amended its domestic violence leave law to require employers to provide reasonable safety accommodations to victims of domestic violence, sexual assault, or stalking and to incorporate...more

A Review of Recent Whistleblower Developments

by Foley & Lardner LLP on

Whistleblower Developments is a periodic report covering significant cases, decisions, proposals, and legislation related to whistleblower statutes and how they may impact your business. Recent developments include: Only...more

New Jersey Legislature Passes New Pay Equity Bill

The New Jersey state legislature has passed a new pay equity law which will, among other things, make it an unlawful employment practice to pay employees of any protected class under the New Jersey Law Against Discrimination...more

Paid Sick Leave Requirements Driving you Crazy? You Are Not Alone.

by Foley & Lardner LLP on

As we have previously reported, the trend of states and jurisdictions enacting paid sick leave (PSL) requirements continues, posing compliance challenges for multistate employers and employers with employees in a both a city...more

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