Today we have set forth how major federal and state legislation, both long standing and recently enacted, come into play during this pandemic.
On March 20th, Governor Phil Murphy signed a package of bills into law aimed at alleviating the economic impact that the coronavirus may have on New Jersey businesses and residents.
Learn important highlights for businesses about Families First Coronavirus Response Act.
Yesterday, the New Jersey State Legislature sent Governor Phil Murphy a number of bills aimed at alleviating the economic impact that the coronavirus may have on New Jersey businesses.
On Monday, the New Jersey General Assembly approved the COVID-19 bill package to help businesses and New Jersey residents mitigate the economic challenges they may face due to the COVID-19 outbreak.
The New Jersey Compassionate Use Medical Marijuana Act (the "Compassionate Use Act") protects medicinal cannabis users with regard to the terms and conditions of employment. The Compassionate Use Act expressly prohibits an employer from taking any adverse employment action against a medical cannabis user if that adverse employment action is based "solely on the employee's status" as a medical cannabis patient.
Last week, Governor Murphy signed Senate bill 2000 into law, amending New Jersey’s Wage Payment Law, N.J.S.A. 34:11-4.6, which required private employers to provide certain information regarding deductions taken from their paychecks.
With new amendments to the Law Against Discrimination (“LAD”) signed into law last month, New Jersey became the third state in the country to prohibit discrimination against a person’s hair style.
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.
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.