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Public Employer Obligations Under the Workplace Democracy Enhancement Act

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Governor Murphy has signed the Workplace Democracy Enhancement Act (“WDEA”) into law. The WDEA takes immediate effect and creates new obligations of which public employers must be aware....more

New Jersey Accepts First Financial Aid Applications from Undocumented Immigrant Students

As the ink of New Jersey Governor Phil Murphy’s signature was still drying on the new law expanding state financial aid to undocumented students, the state’s application website went live. Within minutes, the first...more

Web Exclusive - April 2018: The Top 19 Labor And Employment Law Stories

by Fisher Phillips on

It’s hard to keep up with all the recent changes to labor and employment law. While the law always seems to evolve at a rapid pace, there were an unprecedented number of changes all through 2017. And if the first four months...more

New Jersey Paid Sick Leave Bill Passes – How will it Affect Your Organization?

On May 3, 2018, New Jersey became the tenth state to require employers to provide their employees with paid sick leave. The new legislation, which will go into effect on October 29, 2018, preempts existing paid sick leave...more

Immigration Alert: New Jersey Extends College Financial Aid to Undocumented Immigrants

In a ceremony at Rutgers University in Newark yesterday afternoon, New Jersey Governor Phil Murphy signed into law a bill that makes New Jersey the 10th state in the nation to extend financial aid to college and university...more

Governor Murphy Creates Task Force on Employee Classification

by Epstein Becker & Green on

New Jersey is turning up the heat on employers that misclassify employees as independent contractors....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

N.J. Governor Orders Fresh Focus On Worker Misclassification

by Genova Burns LLC on

On May 3, 2018 New Jersey Governor Phil Murphy signed Executive Order No. 25 which authorizes a 12-person task force to review misclassification of workers as independent contractors in New Jersey, with a focus on the...more

New Jersey Enacts Sweeping Equal Pay Law

by Epstein Becker & Green on

On April 24, 2018, New Jersey Governor Phil Murphy signed into law the Diane B. Allen Equal Pay Act (“Equal Pay Act” or “Law”), which is designed to guarantee pay equity and eliminate discrimination in pay for all employees...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 Legislative Update: Equal Pay and Paid Sick Leave

New Jersey Governor Phil Murphy recently signed into law a bill that provides equal pay protections for members of certain protected classes. Governor Murphy also signed into law a bill that requires New Jersey employers to...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

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

Connecticut Governor Signs Bill Expanding College Financial Aid to Undocumented Immigrants and New Jersey to Follow

Last Friday, Connecticut became the first state on the East Coast to make undocumented immigrants eligible for financial aid at state-run colleges and universities. Governor Dannel P. Malloy signed Senate Bill 6, which...more

ALERT- New Environmental Justice Regulations Coming Soon To New Jersey!

by Fox Rothschild LLP on

On April 20, Governor Murphy signed Executive Order No. 23 (EO 23) committing state government to making intelligent environmental decisions in communities that are disproportionately affected by environmental degradation. EO...more

NJ Enacts Equal Pay Law

On April 24, New Jersey Governor Phil Murphy signed the Diane B. Allen Equal Pay Act into law. Most commentators consider it the strongest equal pay law in the nation. The law amends New Jersey’s Law Against Discrimination...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

New Jersey Governor Signs Sweeping Pay Equity Act Into Law

As anticipated, New Jersey Governor Phil Murphy has signed into law the Diane B. Allen Pay Equity Act (the “Act”).  The Act will take effect on July 1, 2018, giving employers approximately two months to review their policies...more

New Jersey Enacts the Most Sweeping Pay Equity Law in the Country

by Fisher Phillips on

New Jersey Governor Phil Murphy just signed the Diane B. Allen Equal Pay Act, which was recently passed by the state legislature. His signature today means New Jersey’s antidiscrimination law will soon be expanded to prohibit...more

New Jersey Governor Signs Into Law Long-Awaited Pay Equity Legislation

On April 24, 2018, Governor Phil Murphy signed into law the Diane B. Allen Equal Pay Act (“Act”), which was passed almost unanimously by the State legislature about a month ago. The Act, which becomes effective July 1, 2018,...more

New Jersey Takes the Lead in Equal Pay Act Legislation

by Genova Burns LLC on

Following up on his January 16, 2018 Executive Order promoting equal pay for equal work, New Jersey Governor Phil Murphy signed a historic and sweeping equal pay law on April 24, 2018. The “Diane B. Allen Equal Pay Act” was...more

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