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Category: Labor and Employment

Addressing Romantic Relationships in the Workplace Through a Conflict of Interest Policy

On June 6, 2018 by Schnader in Environmental

By Michael J. Wietrzychowski With the continued media exposure of highly charged complaints of sexual harassment in the workplace, many employers have experienced an uptick in the number of administrative actions and lawsuits alleging sexual harassment. Employers concerned about workplace romantic relationships often fail to address them because they feel reluctant […]

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SCOTUS Holds that Class Action Waivers in Employment Contracts Must be Enforced

On May 22, 2018 by Schnader in Labor and Employment

By Stephen A. Fogdall In a landmark decision, the U.S. Supreme Court has ruled 5-4 that arbitration clauses in employment contracts requiring individual dispute resolution procedures and prohibiting class actions and other collective litigation procedures must be enforced under the Federal Arbitration Act.  The Court rejected the position taken by […]

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SCOTUS Holds that Class Action Waivers in Employment Contracts Must be Enforced

On May 22, 2018 by Schnader in Finance

By Stephen A. Fogdall In a landmark decision, the U.S. Supreme Court has ruled 5-4 that arbitration clauses in employment contracts requiring individual dispute resolution procedures and prohibiting class actions and other collective litigation procedures must be enforced under the Federal Arbitration Act.  The Court rejected the position taken by […]

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NJ Enacts Equal Pay Law

On April 27, 2018 by Schnader in Labor and Employment

By Jo Bennett On April 24, New Jersey Governor Phil Murphy signed the Diane B. Allen Equal Pay Act into law.  Most commentators consider it the strongest equal pay law in the nation. The law amends New Jersey’s Law Against Discrimination to make it illegal to pay employees of protected […]

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