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Category Archives: Age Discrimination in Employment Act

June 6, 2016

EEOC ANNOUNCES INCREASE IN POSTING FINES

The Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) will increase the monetary fines for employers’ posting violations. The EEOC announced the increase on June 2 in the Federal Register. the new fines which will more than double the previous penalty will take effect in 30 days. The EEOC requires that Employers covered by Title VII of the  Read More arrow

January 19, 2016

Arbitration agreements in employee handbooks not enforceable.

In a recent decision, the New Jersey Appellate division held that a clause in an employee handbook requiring arbitration of job disputes is unenforceable where the handbook also provides that it is not a binding employment contract. The opinion in Morgan v. Raymours Furniture Company Inc. 2016 N.J. Super. LEXIS 1 also held that an  Read More arrow

December 23, 2013

When Age Discrimination Isn’t Only About Age- Appellate Division Reinforces flexible Approach to Prima Facie Burden in Age Discrimination Cases

 In the unpublished case of Cohen v. University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey, A-1300-12T1, the plaintiff, a sixty-nine year old associate professor, alleged age discrimination in violation of New Jersey’s Law Against Discrimination when replaced by a sixty-six year old.  The trial court said  that’s not really age discrimination and dismissed and the  Read More arrow