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By Susan S. Hodges on January 23, 2020
Before You Decide to Leave the Garden State…What NJ Employers Need to Know

On January 21, Governor Murphy signed Senate Bill 3170 into law, dramatically expanding the requirements for employers who want to stop doing business in New Jersey.

By Colleen S. Heckman, Susan S. Hodges on January 7, 2020
Does Your Maternity Policy Comply with New Jersey Law?

On January 3, 2020, the New Jersey Appellate Division issued the first published opinion interpreting the Pregnant Workers Fairness Act (the “PWFA”). Effective January 17, 2014, the PWFA amended the New Jersey Law Against Discrimination (the “LAD”), prohibiting employment discrimination on the basis of pregnancy and breastfeeding.

By Susan S. Hodges on October 4, 2019
Boards of Education Can No Longer Pay Teachers for Union-Only Work

Last month, the Appellate Division determined that provisions in a teachers' union contract that allowed two teachers to collect their full pay and benefits for days when they did not teach but instead performed union duties were unenforceable.

By Susan S. Hodges on September 24, 2019
The U.S. Department of Labor Announces Final Rule to Make More American Workers Eligible for Overtime Pay under the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA).

The U.S. Department of Labor announced today a final rule that updates the FLSA overtime regulations. The rule updates the earnings thresholds necessary to exempt executive, administrative, or professional employees from the FLSA's minimum wage and overtime pay requirements. 

By Susan S. Hodges on August 16, 2019
Attendance at IEP Meetings Covered by FMLA

Client Alert! On August 8, 2019, the U.S. Department of Labor ("DOL") issued an opinion letter in which the DOL concluded that the Family and Medical Leave Act ("FMLA") covers a parent’s attendance at his/her child’s individualized education ("IEP") meeting at school.

By Susan S. Hodges on August 9, 2019
New Jersey Wage Theft Act Expands Fines, Penalties and Damages for Wage and Hour Violations

On August 6, 2019 Acting Governor Shelia Oliver signed the Wage Theft Act into law. The law revised New Jersey wage and hour laws to include new civil and criminal penalties for failure to pay compensation and benefits, pensions, medical treatment, disability benefits, and workers' compensation.

By Susan S. Hodges on July 26, 2019
New Jersey Law Against Discrimination Amended to Ban Employers from Asking about Pay History

On July 25, 2019, New Jersey Acting Gov. Sheila Oliver signed A1094 into law, which amends the New Jersey Law Against Discrimination to prevent employers from asking about workers’ wages and salary histories.

By Susan S. Hodges on June 4, 2018
“J” Is For “Just Can't Pass The Trash”

Public Schools and Education counsel Susan S. Hodges' latest alert discusses the new law known as "Pass the Trash."

By Susan S. Hodges on November 28, 2017
"E" is for Efficiency… (Or Is It?)

With school budgets as constrained as they are, public schools are always looking for ways to be more efficient in their operations. However, according to a recent decision by the Commissioner of Education,  filing “consolidated” tenure charges against multiple staff members – even when those staff members all allegedly engaged in a common course of misconduct -- is not the way to do it.

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