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    Michael Shadiack is the Chair of Connell Foley LLP’s Labor and Employment Practice Group. Representing a broad spectrum of employers and management personnel in the private and public sectors, he provides litigation defense and ...

On January 9, 2024, the United States Department of Labor (USDOL) released its final rule amending the existing criteria used to differentiate between independent contractors and employees under the federal Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA). The rule will become effective on March 11, 2024.

Artificial Intelligence: Biden’s Executive Order and its Implications in the Workplace

On October 30, 2023, President Biden issued a groundbreaking Executive Order on the Safe, Secure, and Trustworthy Development and Use of Artificial Intelligence This Executive Order aims to establish standards and guidelines to ensure the safe use of artificial intelligence (“AI” ...

2024 Employer To-Do Checklist

ASSESS YOUR BACKGROUND CHECK PROCESSES

Employers must ensure compliance with New Jersey and federal laws when conducting background checks. Supervisors and hiring managers should be familiar with the important steps in the process: knowing when a background check is permissible ...

“Temporary Workers’ Bill of Rights” Creates New Obligations for Staffing Agencies and New Jersey Employers

Governor Murphy signed the “Temporary Workers’ Bill of Rights” on February 6, 2023. The legislation expands the rights and protections of temporary workers in New Jersey” while placing a wide range of obligations on staffing agencies and the employers that use them. The ...

2023 Employer To-Do Checklist

1. REVIEW AND UPDATE JOB DESCRIPTIONS. Job descriptions outline the necessary skills, training and education needed to perform a job, and are critically important in furtherance of an employer’s compliance efforts when interviewing candidates; properly classifying employees as ...

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 ...

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