Because it is unsettled who — the employer or, instead, the employee — bears the burden of showing that an employee has worked the 1,000 base hours, during the immediately preceding twelve-month period, that render the employee eligible for...
On Monday, New Jersey became the fourteenth state to allow same sex marriages .A trial court ordered that such marriages would begin on Monday. Governor Christie appealed to the state Supreme Court, but after a an adverse preliminary ruling he saw the...
To successfully sue a brokerage firm or other former
employer in the securities industry in New Jersey
for defaming him or her on a Form U-5, a broker or other registered employee
must prove the usual elements of defamation, plus that the former employer...
With certain exceptions, a business in New Jersey
may fire or refuse to hire a person because of his or her lawful, off-duty,
political or recreational activities.
Specifically, in New Jersey ,
employers may not refuse to hire or employ any individual...
In New Jersey, on-call time is considered hours worked
when calls are so frequent or the on-call conditions so restrictive that
the employees are not really free to use the intervening periods effectively
for their own benefit.
On-call time is not...
You can, according to Joe Cocker, leave a light on. But, if you want a second opinion, I'd suggest that you be sure you log out before you leave the computer room. The case of discussion in today's post, Marcus v. Rogers , was brought by a group...
The federal Fair Labor Standards Act of 1938, as amended,
29 U.S.C. §§ 201-219 (the "FLSA"), and its corresponding regulations, 29
C.F.R. § 510 et seq. , require nearly all employers to pay
most employees not less than the...
Effective June 1, 2011, a
new statute in New Jersey prohibits businesses from excluding unemployed
individuals in advertisements for job vacancies. The new statute does not
require companies in New Jersey actually to consider hiring the
On September 21, 2012, New Jersey
Governor Chris Christie signed into law a statute, N.J.
State Assembly Bill No. A2647 , N.J.
State Senate Bill S1930 , requiring New Jersey
employers with 50 or more employees to post in the workplace and to provide...
The New Jersey Law Against Discrimination, N.J.S.A. §§ 10:5-1 - 10:5-30 (the "NJLAD"), prohibits employers, because of the race, creed, color, national origin, ancestry, age, marital status, civil union status, domestic partnership...
In September 2014, the respective Mayors of four municipalities in New Jersey — the Cities of East Orange, Passaic, and Paterson and the Township of Irvington — signed into law paid sick leave ordinances for private employees (collectively...
On October 21, 2013, Jersey City Mayor Steve Fulop signed into law the Jersey City Earned Sick Time Ordinance, Ordinance 13.097 (the “Jersey City Earned Sick Time Ordinance,” the “Earned Sick Time Ordinance,” the “Ordinance...
On January 29, 2014, Newark Mayor Luis Quintana signed into law the Newark Sick Leave for Private Employees Ordinance , Ordinance 13-2010 (the “Newark Sick Leave Ordinance,” the “Sick Leave Ordinance,” the “Ordinance,”...
The New Jersey Conscientious Employee Protection Act, N.J.S.A. §§ 34:19-1 – 34:19-8 (“NJ CEPA”), prohibits all public and private employers from retaliating against employees who disclose, object to, or refuse to participate...
Can a person whose job is to ensure that the company follows a particular standard of care; i.e., a watchdog employee, bring an action against the company under New Jersey’s Conscientious Employee Protection Act (CEPA), the state’s whistleblower...