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Category: Labor and Employment

NJ Supreme Court Backs Employer Defense in Supervisor Harassment Suits

On February 13, 2015 by Schnader in Labor and Employment

By Harris Neal Feldman The New Jersey Supreme Court recently ruled that an employer may assert an effective and enforced anti-harassment policy as an affirmative defense in cases brought against the employer alleging that a supervisor engaged in sexual harassment under the New Jersey Law Against Discrimination. Citing the long-standing U.S. […]

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NJ Supreme Court Advises Courts to Follow NJDOL Test for Determining Employee vs. Independent Contractor Status for Wage Disputes

On January 28, 2015 by Schnader in Labor and Employment

By Harris Neal Feldman In Hargrove v. Sleepy’s LLC, the New Jersey Supreme Court recently held that the legal test for determining employee status under New Jersey unemployment compensation laws should also be used to determine employee status in state wage and hour disputes. The state Department of Labor has long […]

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Employer Error in Advising Employee of Eligibility for FMLA Leave Can Have Enduring Consequences

On January 27, 2015 by Schnader in Labor and Employment

By Scott J. Wenner The Family and Medical Leave Act does not require all employers to grant leave to all employees. One condition for eligibility requires an employee to work at, or within 75 miles of, a site at which the employer employs at least 50 employees. And while it is […]

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Schnader Harrison Segal & Lewis LLP Publishes the Annual “15 Labor & Employment Resolutions For 2015” Alert

On December 30, 2014 by Schnader in Labor and Employment

By Alizah Z. Diamond While the looming deadline to comply with the federal Affordable Care Act’s (ACA) employer mandate may be causing sleepless nights for many an employer, employers should be mindful of the flurry of activity occurring in the labor and employment arena on issues that will impact their operations […]

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