For employers and small business owners, employee sick time is no sneezing matter. At least one study suggests that employees who come to work sick cost the country over $160 billion dollars in lost or lowered productivity.
An employee's disclosure of salary information might violate workplace rules, but firing an employee for that disclosure might violate the Equal Pay Act.
Public Schools and Education attorney Andrew Li talks about the new Paid Sick Leave Act and how it could affect school districts and some of their employees.
Shareholder Elizabeth Garcia discusses the new Paid Sick Leave Act and what it means for employers and employees.
Governor Phil Murphy signed into law the New Jersey Equal Pay Bill on April 24, 2018. As a reminder, this bill strengthens protection for women and minorities against employment discrimination, and promotes equal pay for all protected groups.
Shareholder and Chair of the Employment and Labor Department, Elizabeth M. Garcia discusses the new law regarding employee innovators and inventors that took effect this month.
Shareholder Elizabeth Garcia and Associate Sarah Tornetta discuss a case update regarding the importance of language in employee manuals.
Private sector employers with 100 or more employees and federal government contractors or first-tier subcontractors with 50 or more employees should be receiving the 2017 EEO-1 survey notification letters in the mail shortly.
With recent media coverage creating a renewed awareness of sexual harassment in the workplace, allegations are on the rise. In New Jersey and Pennsylvania, employers may be liable for sexual harassment that takes place inside or outside of the workplace between employees. There is also exposure if harassment occurs between an employee and a third party who interacts with the company.
In Kate Lynn Blatt v. Cabela’s Retail, Inc., a federal judge for the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania ruled that a transgender woman with gender dysphoria was protected by the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), a decision that may allow for greater workplace protections for transgender employees.