Jackson Lewis P.C. • June 11, 2019
Under the amended New Jersey the Public Works Contractor Registration Act (PWCRA Amendment), all contractors and subcontractors must certify participation in an apprenticeship program approved by the U.S. Department of Labor (USDOL) in order to bid on or perform any construction-related public works projects. To implement this and other new requirements, the New Jersey Department of Labor (NJDOL) has issued proposed regulations, including a “Supplement” to its PWCRA Amendment registration forms.
Jackson Lewis P.C. • June 06, 2019
Even though the Federal Arbitration Act (FAA) exempts transportation workers engaged in interstate commerce from arbitration agreements, the New Jersey Arbitration Act (NJAA) may provide adequate legal basis to enforce such agreements, a three-judge panel of the New Jersey appeals court has ruled. Colon v. Strategic Delivery Solutions, LLC, No. A-2378-17T4 (N.J. Super. Ct. App. Div. June 4, 2019).
Goldberg Segalla LLP • May 30, 2019
Number of employees able to take job protected leave under certain circumstances increases with new employment law obligations in New Jersey
Jackson Lewis P.C. • May 16, 2019
On May 10, Governor Phil Murphy signed into law P.L.2019, c.95. an amendment enhancing New Jersey’s data breach notification law by expanding the definition of personal information, and updating notification requirements. As we previously reported, the amendment was unanimously approved by the New Jersey General Assembly and Senate in late February.
FordHarrison LLP • April 16, 2019
Executive Summary: On April 4, 2019, the Appellate Division of New Jersey Superior Court reaffirmed that obesity, standing alone, is not a protected characteristic under the New Jersey Law Against Discrimination (LAD), affirming summary judgment for a bus company employer in Dickson v. Community Bus Lines (N.J. Super. Ct. App. Div. 2019).
Jackson Lewis P.C. • April 16, 2019
Last month, New Jersey Governor Phil Murphy signed S.1567 into law, making the Garden State the first state to mandate a commuter benefit law, joining cities such as New York and San Francisco that have similar laws.
New Jersey Gov. Phil Murphy has signed a broad law prohibiting mandatory arbitration of all employment discrimination, harassment and retaliation claims. Effective immediately, the new law also significantly restricts employers from using nondisclosure agreements as part of a settlement.
Littler Mendelson, P.C. • March 24, 2019
New Jersey’s legislature is scheduled to vote Monday, March 25, 2019 on a bill designed to legalize the recreational use of marijuana for adults over the age of 21, create a system by which marijuana and marijuana products will be taxed and sold, and expunge prior convictions for possession or distribution of cannabis products under state law.
Fisher Phillips • March 21, 2019
Employers in New Jersey will need to immediately adjust their employment contracts and settlement agreements to come into compliance with a sweeping new law that just took effect. New Jersey’s governor just signed Senate Bill 121, which limits employment contracts and settlement agreements in two major ways:
Jackson Lewis P.C. • March 20, 2019
A sweeping amendment to the New Jersey Law Against Discrimination (LAD) bars enforcement of non-disclosure provisions in settlement agreements and employment contracts, and prohibits the waiver of substantive and procedural rights under the statute. The amendment applies to all contracts and agreements entered into, renewed, modified, or amended on or after the effective date, March 18, 2019.