Legal Blogs and Updates

Posts from January 2020.
EMPLOYER WARNING: New Jersey's WARN Act Significantly Expanded
Employers engaging in a mass layoff, transfer or a plant closure must ensure compliance with the federal Worker Adjustment and Retraining Notification Act (WARN Act) as well as the New Jersey Millville Dallas Airmotive Plant Job Loss Notification Act (a.k.a. the NJ WARN Act).
On January 21 ...
New Jersey Employers Beware: Increased Civil and Criminal Penalties for Misclassification of Workers

On January 20, 2020, Governor Murphy signed several new laws that dramatically increase a New Jersey employer’s liability for misclassifying workers as independent contractors rather than as employees. This employer alert summarizes each of the new laws.

First, the State is now ...

To Arbitrate or Not to Arbitrate (Commercial Disputes)

Last October, a Philadelphia jury awarded $8 billion (that’s with a “b”) in punitive damages against Johnson & Johnson arising out of the drug manufacturer’s failure to warn boys who took the drug Risperdal that they could develop female breast tissue as a result. The specter of such ...


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