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  • Posts by Marianne Tolomeo

    Marianne Tolomeo, a partner in Connell Foley’s Labor and Employment Group, practices primarily in the areas of employment law and commercial litigation.

    For more than two decades, Marianne has represented clients ranging from ...

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 ...

New Employee Protections Under the NJ Wage Theft Act and the Impact on Employers

In August 2019, the new Wage Theft Act ("WTA" or the "Act") was signed and became effective.  The WTA amends key provisions of New Jersey's Wage Payment Law, Equal Pay Act, and the Wage and Hour Law, and contains a number of provisions that directly impact employers. The Act's intent is to punish ...

New Jersey Passes Law Concerning Employer Inquiries About Worker’s Salary History

Beginning on January 1, 2020, it will be illegal in New Jersey for employers to screen a job applicant based on salary history (including prior wages, salary, commission, benefits, or any other current or previous compensation) or to require that salary history satisfy any minimum or maximum ...

New Jersey Enacts $15 Minimum Wage

New Jersey Governor Phil Murphy signed the new minimum wage law yesterday. The law provides for staggered increases in the minimum wage until it reaches $15 per hour on January 1, 2024. The initial increase will take effect on July 1, 2019, when the minimum wage will be set at $10 per hour. Six ...

2019 Employer To-Do Checklist

To assist businesses in reviewing their employment and immigration law compliance efforts and planning their 2019 initiatives, Connell Foley has prepared the following 2019 Employer To-Do Checklist. 

NJ Governor Murphy Signs The Diane B. Allen Equal Pay Act

On April 24, 2018, Governor Murphy signed an equal pay amendment to the New Jersey Law Against Discrimination (LAD) that will provide the broadest equal pay protection in the country. The new law prohibits employers in New Jersey from paying employees in a “protected class” a lower ...

NLRB Reinstates Pre-2015 Standard for Determining “Joint Employment” Status

On December 13, 2017, the National Labor Relations Board redefined the standard for “joint employment” under the National Labor Relations Act, overturning the standard it had adopted just two years ago in its Browning-Ferris Industries decision.  Under Browning Ferris, simply ...

2018 Employer To-Do List

To assist businesses in reviewing their employment and immigration law compliance efforts and planning their 2018 initiatives, Connell Foley has prepared the following 2018 Employer To-Do Checklist. 


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