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  • New Jersey Enacts Paid Sick and Safe Leave Law

    Date:
    May 3, 2018

    New Jersey has enacted a sweeping paid sick and safe leave law. Effective October 29, an estimated 1.2 million workers in the Garden State will gain the right to paid sick leave.

  • New Jersey Poised to Enact Statewide Paid Sick Leave Law

    Date:
    April 25, 2018

    New Jersey is expected to become the 10th state to pass a paid sick leave law, joining Arizona, California, Connecticut, Maryland, Massachusetts, Oregon, Rhode Island, Vermont and Washington.

  • New Jersey and Washington Enact Tough Pay Equity Laws

    Date:
    March 30, 2018

    Washington and New Jersey have passed comprehensive pay equity laws that significantly strengthen requirements for employers to provide equal pay for similar employment without regard to gender or other protected characteristics.

  • New Jersey Bans Breastfeeding Discrimination

    Date:
    January 22, 2018

    New Jersey has enacted a law to protect breastfeeding mothers from discrimination at work that goes beyond federal protections. However, the law permits an exception if an employer can show that providing an accommodation would pose an undue hardship.

  • Employers May Not Claim Voluntary Meal Break Payments as Credit for Overtime, 3rd Cir. Rules

    Date:
    October 12, 2016

    Compensation already paid for hours of work may not be used as an offset and thereby be counted a second time as statutorily required compensation for other hours of work, the 3rd US Circuit Court of Appeals held in Smiley v. E.I. Dupont De Nemours & Co.

  • New Jersey to Terminate Reciprocal Withholding Agreement With Pennsylvania

    Date:
    September 7, 2016

    On September 2, New Jersey Governor Chris Christie gave 120 days' required notice of intent to end the state's 40-year-old reciprocal income tax withholding agreement with Pennsylvania. If New Jersey follows through, the agreement will terminate at the end of 2016, and will affect employers and employees in both states.

  • Supreme Court Rules Against Employer in Political Speech Case

    Date:
    May 3, 2016

    The Supreme Court has ruled that a police officer demoted because his employer mistakenly believed he was campaigning for the mayor's political opponent may sue the City of Paterson, New Jersey for damages.

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