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Aug 30, 2017

The Pay Data Collection Aspects of the “New” EEO-1 Form Put On Hold

The pay data collection aspects of what was to be the “new” EEO-1 form, which many employers had been preparing to submit for the first time in March 2018, are now on hold.  However, it is important to note that employers who are required to submit an EEO-1 form still must complete the existing form, which requires submitting employment data by race, ethnicity, gender, and job category.… Read More

Aug 29, 2017

Norris McLaughlin & Marcus Presents I-9 Compliance Seminar for Employers

Raymond G. Lahoud, Esq., Member of Norris McLaughlin & Marcus, P.A., and Chair of its Immigration Law Group, is pleased to present “Employers Beware: ICE is Cracking Down on I-9 Compliance,” updating human resource professionals, business owners, and managers on significant recent developments with respect to the revised I-9 form.

The seminar is free of charge and open to the public.  … Read More

Aug 11, 2017

UPS Maximum Leave Policy Results In $2 Million Settlement With The EEOC

The EEOC announced this week that it has settled a lawsuit it has been litigating with United Parcel Service, Inc., since 2009.  The EEOC alleged that UPS violated the Americans With Disabilities Act by enforcing an inflexible, maximum leave policy, whereby employees, including those with disabilities, were automatically fired when they reached 12 months of leave.  In the settlement, UPS agreed to update its leave policies, conduct training on the policies, and pay $2 million in damages.… Read More

Jul 25, 2017

Expansion of Paid Family Leave Vetoed By Governor

We previously reported on a bill seeking to amend New Jersey’s Paid Family Leave Insurance Law.  The bill sought to double the amount of available paid family leave from six weeks to twelve weeks, and to increase the cap on weekly benefits from $633 to $932.  The bill also sought to expand the definition of “family members” eligible to receive benefits and to expand the availability of benefits to be taken on an intermittent leave basis.… Read More

Jul 17, 2017

A Generic Doctor’s Note, Without More, Will Not Support A Claim Under The NJLAD

Does this sound familiar?  Your employee hands you a note from his doctor stating, “Please excuse Josh from work from 3/18 through 4/20 when he will be reevaluated.”  Often, doctor’s notes say little else, and many times you can’t read the doctor’s “handwriting” (I’ll use that term loosely).

As an employer, your next move depends on your company’s internal leave policies, whether the Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA) applies, and whether the employee has a “disability” or “handicap” under the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) and the New Jersey Law Against Discrimination (NJLAD).  … Read More

Jun 29, 2017

Trump Travel Ban Takes Effect at 8:00 PM Today. Confusion Expected.

As mentioned in a previous immigration law blog post, the U.S. Supreme Court has ruled to allow parts of President Trump’s travel ban to take effect, affecting many individuals, families, businesses, and healthcare facilities.

Click here for the urgent alert written by Attorney Raymond G. Lahoud, Chair of the NM&M Immigration Practice Group.  If you have further questions or concerns in regards to this topic or any other immigration law issues, e-mail… Read More

Jun 29, 2017

Is It Only A Matter Of Time Before New Jersey Employees Using Medical Marijuana Gain Legal Protections?

There has been a fair amount of press recently speculating as to how New Jersey’s attitude towards marijuana use may change after a new governor is elected.  Democratic candidate Phil Murphy has stated he is in favor of legalizing recreational marijuana, and Republican candidate Kim Guadagno is opposed to marijuana legalization.  On the legislative front, several democratic lawmakers have espoused the idea of legalization, and in May  2017, Sen.… Read More


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