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New Jersey Bills Seek to Strengthen Protections Against Employment Discrimination and Promote Equal Pay for Women

USA - March 7 2017 On January 19, 2017, and on February 13, 2017, two bills (A4515 and S3014) were introduced in the New Jersey Legislature that would amend the New…

Krystina Barbieri, Michael J. Riccobono

New Jersey Minimum Wage Update, Poster Update, and Annual Reminders

USA - December 29 2016 As 2016 comes to a close, we remind New Jersey employers to take note of the state's minimum wage increase, effective January 1, 2017, and to tend to…

Michael J. Riccobono

Two More New Jersey Towns Pass Paid Sick Leave Ordinances

USA - December 2 2016 Citing the lack of paid sick time for private-sector workers and the goals of reducing health care expenditures and promoting a healthier and more…

Richard C. Mariani

New Jersey Employer’s Fear of Employee’s “Ugly Divorce” Forms Basis of Marital Status Bias Claim

USA - August 15 2016 In Smith v. Millville Rescue Squad, (A-19-14, June 21, 2016), the New Jersey Supreme Court broadly interpreted the prohibition against marital status…

Richard C. Mariani

New Jersey Bills Would Burden Employers with Scheduling and Pay Rules

USA - May 23 2016 Both the New Jersey General Assembly (A1117, reported out of committee on April 4) and Senate (S1397, introduced on February 11, 2016) have…

Richard C. Mariani