Blog Post
07/16/2021
By Anna Maria Tejada and Zachary Kimmel

Labor & Employment attorneys Anna Maria Tejada and Zach Kimmel will continue to lead HR professionals through the lifecycle of an employee during part three of their four part series. The topic of discussion will be employee leave. After the program concludes, we will be sharing tangible takeaways that include: sample PTO and leave policies as well as the presentation slides. Click here to register.

Blog Post
07/15/2021
By Ruth A. Rauls and Zachary Kimmel

New Jersey’s Governor has taken aim at employee misclassification by signing into law four Bills that anoint heightened administrative powers to the New Jersey Department of Labor (“DOL”), require additional reporting requirements, and amend the New Jersey Insurance Fraud Act (“NJIFA”) to allow for monetary penalties and civil liability. These new laws are yet another move by the Garden State to crack down on misclassification of employees as independent contractors, a practice that Governor Murphy has characterized as unfair to workers. Although the new laws all focus on addressing misclassification, they do so in differing ways.

Blog Post
07/14/2021
By Angella N. Middleton

July 3, 2021 marked National CROWN Day – the second anniversary of when California became the first state to pass a CROWN law in July 2019.  CROWN laws, or laws for “Creating a Respectful and Open Workplace for Natural Hair,” are part of a nationwide effort seeking to “ensure protection against discrimination based on hairstyles” in the Fair Employment and Housing Act and state Education Codes.  Supporters of CROWN laws have explained that these laws address generations-long pressures that forced or threatened to force persons of various ethnicities to feel that their hair needed

Blog Post
07/08/2021
By Angella N. Middleton

The Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) recently issued a technical assistance document for “Protections Against Employment Discrimination Based on Sexual Orientation or Gender Identity.” The document briefly explains the Supreme Court’s decision in Bostock v. Clayton County, Georgia, No. 17-1618 (S. Ct. June 15, 2020) and the EEOC’s established legal positions on sexual-orientation and gender-identity-related workplace discrimination issues.

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