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Parents and subsidiaries: not necessarily joint employers

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 York raises minimum wage rate; New Jersey may not be far behind

April 3 2013 In his State of the Union Address on February 12, 2013, President Obama called on Congress to raise the federal minimum wage to $9.00 per hour, from…

Recent social media developments impacting employers

April 29 2013 Within the past several months, the National Labor Relations Board ("NLRB") has issued four precedent-setting opinions addressing the legality of an…

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

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.

The Supreme Court bars employees from reviving time-barred retaliation claims with the continuing violation doctrine

January 28 2010 This month, in Roa v. LAFE, A- 72-08, the New Jersey Supreme Court issued a decision barring employees from reviving time-barred retaliation claims under the continuing violations doctrine.

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

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

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

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

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

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