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Parents and subsidiaries: not necessarily joint employers

USA - July 26 2012 The Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit recently issued an important decision relating to joint employer status under the Fair Labor Standards Act (“FLSA”) in the context of a holding company providing shared services to its subsidiaries

New Jersey adopts federal regulations regarding “white collar” overtime exemptions

USA - November 9 2011 The New Jersey Department of Labor and Workforce Development (“NJDOL”) has recently announced that it is finally adopting the requirements set forth in federal regulations regarding “white collar” overtime exemptions, which apply to certain administrative, executive, professional, outside sales, and information technology employees

Caution: discussions between counsel and client during a deposition may not be privileged

USA - February 15 2011 The morning session of the deposition could not have gone better

The latest, but perhaps not last, word on the pleading requirements for direct and indirect infringement

USA - July 23 2012 Last month the Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit issued an important, albeit relatively unnoticed, decision regarding the factual allegations necessary to support a claim of patent infringement

NJ employer penalties for failing to timely respond to unemployment insurance requests

USA - October 4 2013 Effective August 19, 2013, the New Jersey Unemployment Compensation Law was amended to redefine the provisions penalizing employers who fail to

Battle lines drawn over labeling of GMO foods and “all natural” claims

USA - February 4 2014 Whether to require labeling of geneti- cally modified organisms (GMOs) is a hot issue in the ongoing debate about the risks and benefits of food

New pregnancy accommodation law enacted in New Jersey

USA - January 28 2014 On January 21, 2014, Governor Chris Christie signed into law, effective immediately, a bill that amends the New Jersey Law Against Discrimination

Legislature sends bill extending remedial investigation deadline to governor

USA - January 14 2014 The Assembly and the Senate passed a bill today extending the deadline for remedial investigation of contaminated sites to May 7, 2016 before the New

Legislature approves bill extending water quality management planning rules

USA - January 14 2014 Both the Assembly and the Senate passed a bill today which would avoid the withdrawal of many wastewater and sewer service areas (SSAs). Under this

Notices for the new year and good news for employers: update on wage and hour class actions

USA - December 19 2013 With the holiday season upon us, employers should be careful not to lose sight of important notice, posting and distribution