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NJ Appellate Courts Permit Employers to Shorten Statute of Limitations Period Through Employment Applications

On July 31, 2014 by Schnader in Labor and Employment

By Michael J. Wietrzychowski A New Jersey Appellate Court recently held that a provision in an employment application shortening the statute of limitation from two years to six months was enforceable under New Jersey law. As a result, the employee’s discrimination and retaliation claims that were filed nine months after his […]

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Big Win For Employers: NJ Supreme Court Affirms Limits on Employee Whistleblower Actions

On June 20, 2014 by Schnader in Labor and Employment

By Harris Neal Feldman Employers benefit from a New Jersey Supreme Court decision finding that a former employee cannot maintain a whistleblower claim absent a reasonable belief that the employer violated a law, rule, or regulation. Such claims must minimally identify the specific authority for the alleged violation. Under New Jersey’s […]

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New NJ Law Bars Pregnancy Discrimination

On January 27, 2014 by Schnader in Labor and Employment

By Harris Neal Feldman New Jersey Governor Chris Christie signed a pregnancy discrimination bill (S-2995, A-4486) on January 21, 2013 that amends the Law Against Discrimination (LAD), the broad, pro-employee, anti-discrimination statute in New Jersey. Although pregnant women were afforded some protection under the LAD where their pregnancy resulted in a […]

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NJ Employers Must Post and Distribute Gender Equity Notice Beginning January 6, 2014

On January 3, 2014 by Schnader in Labor and Employment

By Scott J. Wenner In late 2012 we reported in two Schnader Alerts, here, about New Jersey legislation signed by Governor Chris Christie that would require many employers to both post and distribute a prescribed form of notice concerning the right to gender equality.  The New Jersey Department of Labor and Workforce […]

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