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US Department of Labor Announces New Overtime Rules

By on October 1, 2019 in Legislation with 0 Comments

Just a few years ago, employers were preparing to follow what were to become new overtime rules that were going into effect near the end of the Obama administration.  Those rules were sidetracked by an unexpected court ruling that struck the new rules down and declared them to be unenforceable. Since that time, employers have […]

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New Jersey’s Groundbreaking New Wage Anti-Theft Law

By on August 28, 2019 in Legislation, Policy with 0 Comments

In the past, employees who believed that they were not properly paid in line with minimum wage and overtime pay requirements under New Jersey’s wage payment law could either bring a lawsuit in state court or file an administrative claim with the New Jersey Department of Labor to recoup unpaid wages. Many politicians and leading […]

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Significant Changes Made to New Jersey’s Leave Laws

By on April 4, 2019 in Legislation with 0 Comments

Governor Murphy ran on an election platform promising a number of pro employee changes to New Jersey’s employment laws. As employers already know, one such change was the passage of New Jersey’s Paid Sick Time Law that went into effect in late October 2018. Continuing that trend, additional legislation was passed and signed into law […]

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Employers Need to Consider NJ Pay Equity Law When Evaluating Employee Pay Practices

By on July 13, 2018 in Legislation with 0 Comments

Background The Diane B. Allen Equal Pay Act, one of the most pro-employee equal pay laws in in the nation, took effect on July 1, 2018. The law expands the already broad and expansive New Jersey Law Against Discrimination (“NJLAD”) by strengthening protections against employment discrimination and pay inequity.  Though many think the law only […]

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How Tax Reform May Impact Sexual Harassment Lawsuits

By on January 10, 2018 in Legislation with 0 Comments

It is no secret that sexual harassment and the prevention of same in the workplace has become an increasingly popular topic. In response, businesses have started to take a closer look at their anti-harassment policies and how they are enforced.  Interestingly, lawmakers have also become focused on this issue and have now included a provision […]

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