Tag Archives: Labor & Employment

Could a Bad Case of the Flu Fall Under the FMLA?

March 16, 2014

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Could a Bad Case of the Flu Fall Under the FMLA?While the 2013–2014 influenza season got off to a slow start, the illness is now becoming widespread in many parts of the country, including both New York and New Jersey. Given that the late “peak” flu season is expected to continue well into May, employers should expect sick calls to continue for the foreseeable future. […]

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New Jersey’s New Social Media Law: Balancing Privacy Interests and Economic Opportunity

February 13, 2014

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Whether we talk about Amazon drones or social media, striking the proper balance between the public’s interest in privacy and the business industry’s quest for economic opportunity is never easy. New Jersey’s recently implemented social media law reflects an attempt to resolve one aspect of that struggle. The new law, which took effect in December […]

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Is It Time to Update Your Employee Handbook? Conflicting Provisions Can Spell Doom in Litigation

January 26, 2014

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As highlighted in a recent federal court decision, New Jersey employers should review their employee handbooks carefully to ensure that none of the provisions conflict. One company learned this lesson the hard way when attempting to enforce an arbitration clause against a former employee alleging discrimination. While the handbook required employees to submit employment-related claims […]

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New Jersey Pregnancy Discrimination Bill Heads to Governor’s Desk

January 13, 2014

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Both houses of the New Jersey Legislature have approved a new bill that would add pregnant women to the Law Against Discrimination’s (LAD) protected classes of workers. Should Governor Christie sign the bill, New Jersey would join a growing number of states and municipalities seeking to augment existing federal and state laws that prevent pregnancy […]

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