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May 10, 2018

Supervisor Harassment Training Recap

I had the privilege of conducting supervisor harassment training today at the nearby Bridgewater Marriott for supervisors from local companies. Watch my quick recap below and if you have any questions about training or would like to schedule training for supervisors and/or employees, please email training@nmmlaw.com. » Read More

May 04, 2018

Governor Murphy Signs New Jersey Paid Sick Leave Law

On May 2, 2018, New Jersey Governor Phil Murphy signed into law the New Jersey Earned Sick and Safe Days Act (the “Act”), providing the vast majority of New Jersey’s private sector workers paid sick leave benefits. The Act, which will take effect on October 29, 2018, makes New Jersey the tenth state, in addition to the District of Columbia, to offer these benefits. » Read More

May 02, 2018

In the News: Avoiding the Hard and Soft Costs of Harassment Claims

Annmarie Simeone, a Member of law firm Norris McLaughlin & Marcus, was featured in the May/June 2018 issue of Corporate Counsel Business Journal.  She was interviewed in “Avoiding the Hard and Soft Costs of Harassment Claims” in regard to workplace harassment.  » Read More

Apr 25, 2018

New Jersey Governor Signs Into Law Long-Awaited Pay Equity Legislation

On April 24, 2018, Governor Phil Murphy signed into law the Diane B. Allen Equal Pay Act (“Act”), which was passed almost unanimously by the State legislature about a month ago.  The Act, which becomes effective July 1, 2018, amends the New Jersey Law Against Discrimination (LAD), making pay equity provisions part of the already broad coverage provided by the LAD.  » Read More

Apr 12, 2018

Breakfast with Pat: Navigating the Hiring Process

Pat Collins led the first session of our 2018 Labor & Employment Breakfast Series this morning with a seminar on Navigating the Hiring Process.

Pat spoke to a crowd of  fifty HR Professionals and attorneys on employment applications, screening candidates, interviews, background investigations, pre-employment testing, hiring, and job descriptions. » Read More

Apr 03, 2018

Employee’s Voluntary Resignation Does Not Necessarily Result in Disqualification for Unemployment Benefits

On March 29, 2018, the Appellate Division in Cottman v. Board of Review ruled that an employee who voluntarily quits when faced with the imminent threat of termination may nevertheless be eligible for unemployment benefits.

Cottman, who worked the overnight shift (11:00 p.m. » Read More

Mar 20, 2018

Mandatory Sexual Harassment Training Proposed for New York City Employers

The New York City Council is suggesting additions to the New York City Human Rights Law to expand coverage and extend the statute of limitations relating to sexual harassment claims. In addition, the council proposes mandatory yearly sexual harassment training to take effect September 1, 2018. » Read More

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