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On October 29, 2018, the New Jersey Paid Sick Leave Law will go into effect.  As detailed in our prior Employment Law Alert, the law is the most onerous paid sick law in the country. It imposes many additional and challenging obligations upon virtually all New Jersey employers, and includes ...

On May 2, 2018, Governor Phil Murphy signed into law A-1827, which requires employers to provide all of their full-time and part-time employees with paid sick leave or the equivalent amount of paid time off beginning October 29, 2018.  Following is a summary of the requirements of the law:

  • Each ...

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 ...

On January 8, 2018, the New Jersey Law Against Discrimination (NJLAD) was amended to require all New Jersey employers to provide reasonable accommodations to working mothers who breastfeed an infant child. These accommodations include a “reasonable break time” each day and a ...

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 ...

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. 

On Friday, September 29, 2017, the New Jersey Department of Labor and Workforce Development (DOL) announced that the minimum wage will increase 16 cents from $8.44 per hour to $8.60 per hour on January 1, 2018.  Minimum wage increases are tied to a constitutional amendment that voters approved ...

On July 17th, U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services ("USCIS") released a new Form I-9 (revision date 07/17/17).  The form can be found at I-9 Central, and used immediately.  The old form (revision date 11/14/2016) can still be utilized until September 17, 2017, with the new form becoming ...

On July 19th, U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) announced that it has returned all cap-subject H-1B petitions for fiscal year 2018 that were not selected in the H-1B lottery for this year.  If you submitted an H-1B petition and do not receive either a Receipt or Rejection ...

On April 5, 2017, the New York City Council passed legislation prohibiting employers from making salary history inquiries or relying on salary history to determine a prospective employee’s salary. The law will go into effect 180 days after it is signed by Mayor Bill de Blasio, who is ...

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