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    Caitlin Dettmer, an associate in Connell Foley’s Labor and Employment Group, assists employers with their day-to-day employment law compliance efforts. Her experience includes negotiating collective bargaining ...

NYC Salary Transparency in Job Advertisements

Effective November 1, 2022, employers advertising jobs to be performed in New York City must include a good faith salary range for every job, promotion, and transfer opportunity advertised. 

The salary transparency provisions of the New York City Human Rights Law apply to all employers that ...

EEOC Issues Updated Workplace Discrimination Poster

On October 19, 2022, the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) released an updated poster regarding the federal laws prohibiting discrimination in the workplace. The new “Know Your Rights” poster replaces the former “EEO is the Law” poster and can be obtained and printed ...

Schoolyard Bully Grows Up: Identifying and Addressing Workplace Bullying

As businesses transition back to the office, employers are confronted with a unique scenario: employees seeing one another again in-person, sometimes for the first time in over two years.  With this comes a period of acclimation for the workforce.  Co-workers must adjust to being in close ...

What Is “Quiet Quitting” and What Can Employers Do to Avoid It?

In the last several weeks, “quiet quitting” trended on TikTok and has crept into the lexicon of more traditional media outlets. What is it and what can employers do about it?

Quiet quitting is a misnomer—employees are not truly quitting. Advocates of quiet quitting say it is a reflection ...

Division of Civil Rights Updates LAD and FLA Poster Requirements

Effective August 1, 2022, the New Jersey Division on Civil Rights adopted new and amended regulations regarding the display and distribution of posters required to be provided to employees by employers. Of particular note to employers are the requirements that apply to the Law Against ...

Employee or Independent Contractor? NJ Supreme Court Clarifies What It Means for a Worker to Be Independent

On August 2, 2022, the New Jersey Supreme Court issued an opinion that examines what it means for a worker to be an independent contractor.

In general, under the New Jersey Unemployment Compensation Act, to determine whether a worker is an employee or independent contractor, the facts are to be ...

Social Media and the Workplace: Navigating Employee Speech Online

A common misconception is that the First Amendment protects an employee from adverse employment actions based on something the employee said.

While the First Amendment does protect freedom of speech, the Amendment contains an important qualifier. “Congress shall make no law ...

Can Employers Still Require Employees to Take COVID-19 Tests? Maybe. EEOC Updates Guidance for Employers

On July 12, 2022, the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) updated its COVID-19 guidance on employer-required COVID testing. Throughout the pandemic, the EEOC has maintained that employers could require their employees to be regularly tested for COVID. 

Until now ...

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