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Jul 18, 2018

Third Circuit Eases Employees’ Path to Trial in Sexual Harassment Cases

Earlier this month, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit, a federal appellate court whose jurisdiction includes Pennsylvania and New Jersey, issued a precedential decision regarding sexual harassment claims that employers must take note of.

In Minarsky v. Susquehanna County, the plaintiff began working as a part-time secretary in Susquehanna County’s Department of Veterans Affairs in 2009. » Read More

Jun 19, 2018

The Importance of Maintaining Detailed Job Descriptions

The United States Court of Appeals for the First Circuit recently affirmed the dismissal of a plaintiff’s failure to accommodate claim even though the underlying facts were overly sympathetic to the plaintiff. Sepulveda-Vargas v. Caribbean Restaurants, LLC, No. 16-2451 (1st Cir., April 30, 2018). » Read More

Jun 18, 2018

Executive Compensation and Employee Benefits Following The Tax Cuts and Jobs Act of 2017

Effective December 22, 2017, the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act of 2017 (“the Act”) made significant changes to certain provisions of the Internal Revenue Code of 1986. The Act contains many changes to the federal income tax treatment of executive compensation and/or employee benefits of which corporate executive, officers, and human resource personnel should be aware to ensure the proper federal income tax treatment and reporting of such items, while satisfying the financial goals to be attained by the recipient employees. » Read More

Jun 12, 2018

EEOC Reconvenes Task Force on Preventing Harassment in the Workplace

In June 2016, the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission’s Select Task Force on the Study of Harassment in the Workplace issued a report on its 18-month examination of the countless issues relating to workplace harassment.  The report also included several conclusions recognizing the continuing presence of harassment in the workplace, as well as recommendations for best practices, training, and outreach focused on harassment prevention.  » Read More

Jun 07, 2018

Breakfast with Pat: Social Media & Technology Issues in the Workplace

Pat Collins led the second session of our 2018 Labor & Employment Breakfast Series this morning with a seminar on Social Media & Technology Issues in the Workplace.

Pat spoke to a crowd of fifty HR Professionals and attorneys on the role that social networking plays in pre-employment, current employment, and post-employment scenarios. » Read More

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

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