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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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NJ Appellate Court Tosses Employee Arbitration Agreement

On August 31, 2017 by Schnader in Labor and Employment

By Michael J. Wietrzychowski In Dugan v. Best Buy, an unreported decision (thus far) by the New Jersey Appellate court, we are again reminded of the requirement that an employee’s waiver of the right to sue contained in an employee-employer arbitration agreement must be clear and unambiguous, and any waiver that […]

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NJ Adopts Final Regulations on Criminal Background Inquiries

On March 16, 2016 by Schnader in Labor and Employment

By Michael J. Wietrzychowski New Jersey has promulgated its final ban-the-box regulations, clarifying the law passed on March 1, 2015, which severely restricted public and private employers with 15 or more employees from inquiring into an applicant’s criminal background at the beginning of the hiring process. Under the law, employers […]

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