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New Jersey Employers Beware of New Wage and Hour Law

Today, Acting Governor Sheila Oliver signed S-1790 into law, which enhances enforcement of New Jersey’s wage and hour laws by providing additional fines and penalties for employers who fail to properly pay wages, benefits, or overtime to employees as required by the State’s already existing wage and hour laws. The law is being touted as  Read More arrow

Ready or Not, Here It Comes! Equal Pay Act is Right Around the Corner

On July 1, 2018, the Diane B. Allen Equal Pay Act (“Act”), one of the strongest equal protection pay laws in the Country, will become effective. The Act prohibits all employers from paying any member of a “protected class” at a lower rate of compensation, including benefits, than the rate paid to employees who are  Read More arrow

Employers Should Engage in an “Interactive Process” When Considering Accommodations Requests Under the ADA

Under the Americans with Disabilities Act (“ADA”) of 1990, employers must provide reasonable accommodations to qualified individuals with disabilities unless the employer can demonstrate that the accommodation would impose an undue hardship on the employer.   There is no one-size-fits-all approach to determining the reasonableness of an accommodation.  For instance, it may not be an undue  Read More arrow

“#MeToo” Is a Reality, and It Is Not Going Anywhere

It is a nightmare scenario for any manager – A secretary in your company shares a “#MeToo” experience on social media, implicating another of your employees. You have not seen the post, but your assistant has and mentioned it to you as soon as you entered your office.  You soon learn that other employees and  Read More arrow

New Jersey Prohibits Discrimination Against Breastfeeding Women

New Jersey has just become the eighteenth state to prohibit workplace discrimination against nursing mothers. Legislation (S2709/A2294) signed into law on January 8th by outgoing Governor Christie amended the New Jersey Law Against Discrimination (“LAD”) to add breastfeeding as a protected category. The amendment, which is effective immediately, makes it a civil rights violation for  Read More arrow

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