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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 ...

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 ...

Last month, Governor Murphy signed the Jake Honig Compassionate Use Medical Cannabis Act, which modifies the state’s Medicinal Marijuana Program and changes how employers can treat employees who test positive for marijuana.  The Governor described the statutory revisions as ...

As we reported earlier this year, beginning June 30, 2019, New Jersey businesses with between 30 and 50 employees anywhere in the world will be subject to the New Jersey Family Leave Act (FLA). Until now, the law applied only to businesses with 50 or more employees, as well as all state and local ...

This week, Governor Phil Murphy signed an amendment to the New Jersey Law Against Discrimination (“NJLAD”) adopted by the New Jersey legislature earlier this year. The amendment bars certain provisions in employment contracts and settlement agreements between employees and ...

On February 19, 2019, Governor Phil Murphy signed into law an amendment to the New Jersey Family Leave Act, the New Jersey Security and Financial Empowerment Act, and the New Jersey Family Leave Insurance Benefits Law.  This employer alert highlights notable aspects of the amendment.

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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 ...

With the New Jersey Medical Marijuana Program serving more than 36,500 patients, questions surrounding the use of cannabis in the workplace are growing exponentially.  Considering that there were more than 146 applications to the Department of Health to open Medical Marijuana ...

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. 

Connell Foley has been tracking New Jersey’s Paid Sick Leave Law, which goes into effect on October 29, 2018.  Our prior alerts about the Law can be found here and here

The New Jersey Department of Labor and Workforce Development (“NJDOL”) has released the notice that is required to be ...

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