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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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NJ Set to Pass Sick Leave Law

On April 23, 2018 by Schnader in Labor and Employment

By Jo Bennett On April 12, the New Jersey Senate passed the New Jersey Paid Sick Leave Act. The New Jersey Assembly had passed the bill in March, and Governor Phil Murphy is expected to sign it shortly. The law requires nearly all private employers to provide up to 40 […]

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San Francisco Law Would Expand the Bar on Background Checks

On April 6, 2018 by Schnader in Labor and Employment

By Scott J. Wenner On January 1, 2018, recreational marijuana officially became legal in California. Three months later, on April 3, 2018, the San Francisco Board of Supervisors passed an ordinance that would bar employers from inquiring about any conviction that arises out of conduct that has been decriminalized since […]

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Supreme Court Rules Auto Service Advisors Are Overtime-Exempt

On April 2, 2018 by Schnader in Labor and Employment

By Michael J. Wietrzychowski On April 2, 2018, the U.S. Supreme Court issued its opinion in Encino Motorcars v. Navarro, holding that service advisors employed at auto dealerships are exempt from overtime pay requirements under the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA). The case involved a Mercedes-Benz dealership in California and […]

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