Voters in Arizona, Montana, New Jersey and South Dakota have decisively backed ballot initiatives to legalize recreational marijuana. In addition, Mississippi voted to legalize medical marijuana.
This November 3, voters in Arizona, Mississippi, Montana, New Jersey and South Dakota will decide marijuana-legalization measures, and voters in Florida will decide a measure that would raise the minimum wage to $15.00 by 2026.
New Jersey's planned expansion of the state's WARN Act has been delayed as a result of the coronavirus pandemic. Also in response to the COVID-19 outbreak, new legislation expands the New Jersey Family Leave Act (NJFLA).
The 3rd Circuit Court of Appeals' ruling may prove a bellwether for any legal challenges to the other state and local salary history inquiry bans across the nation.
New Jersey has enacted a host of pro-employee laws recently, including a broad expansion of the state's WARN Act and much stronger employer penalties for misclassifying workers.
New legislation, proposed regulations and other directives regarding the minimum wage tip credit could necessitate changes in policies and practices for employers of tipped employees in Connecticut, Maryland, New Jersey and New York.
New York and New Jersey have joined the trend of states banning private employers from asking job applicants about their salary history with new laws effective this month.
With the federal minimum wage remaining unchanged for more than 10 years now, states and localities are filling in the gap with new minimum wage laws or increases to existing minimum wages.
In Sec'y United States DOL v. Bristol Excavating, Inc., the 3rd Circuit Court of Appeals ruled that a third-party payment qualifies as remuneration for employment under the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) only when the employer and employee have effectively agreed it will.
The law takes effect January 1, 2020, at which time New Jersey will join a California, Massachusetts, Washington and a host of other states and localities that have enacted similar salary history inquiry restrictions.
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