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Washington comes to work with you

USA - August 18 2014 The Occupational Safety & Health Administration ("OSHA") recently entered into a referral pact with the National Labor Relations Board ("NLRB") that...


Supreme Court strikes down Defense of Marriage Act, creating new rights for same-sex spouses and new obligations for employers

USA - July 17 2013 In the much-anticipated, landmark ruling on June 26, 2013, the Supreme Court struck down as unconstitutional a portion of the Defense of Marriage Act...


Supreme Court to review ruling invalidating NLRB recess appointments

USA - July 17 2013 On June 24, 2013, the Supreme Court granted certiorari to review a January 2013 ruling by the D.C. Circuit which invalidated three of President...


Success through documented failure

USA - August 29 2012 Though New Jersey employers are all too familiar with the myriad exceptions to the at-will doctrine, in a recent decision, the United States Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit provided some words of comfort for employers concerned about terminating an employee for performance reasons for fear of being the subject of a lawsuit: where "an employee consistently under-performs in a skill-set fairly designated as critical to his job," the employee will be unable to demonstrate that his termination was pretextual merely by demonstrating better performance in other areas....


Do good things come to those who wait?

USA - April 27 2012 Contrary to the old adage, good things do not always come to those who wait....