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Posts from June 2014.

On June 19, 2014, the New York Legislature passed a bill that would eliminate the requirement that employers provide annual wage notices to employees.  Currently, under the Wage Theft Prevention Act, employers must provide wage notices to all employees by February 1 of each year.  The bill ...

New Jersey’s Conscientious Employee Protection Act (“CEPA”), protects and encourages employees to report illegal or unethical workplace activities without threat of retaliation by the employer. On June 16, 2014, the Supreme Court of New Jersey issued a landmark opinion involving ...

The City of Newark’s paid sick leave ordinance took effect this past Saturday, June 21, 2014.  As we previously posted on April 1, 2014, the City of Newark passed an ordinance mandating certain employers to provide paid sick leave to their employees.  Employers are required to notify ...

Recently passed amendments to the New York City Human Rights Law (NYCHRL), dubbed the “unpaid intern amendments,” took effect this past Saturday June 14, 2014.  Previously, there had been a question as to whether, under the NYCHRL, unpaid interns were afforded the same rights as ...

On June 5, 2014, the New Jersey Senate Budget and Appropriations Committee voted 10-1 to approve the Opportunity to Compete Act.  The proposed bill would prohibit employers with fifteen or more employees from inquiring about an applicant’s criminal record during the initial employment ...

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