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Failure of Parties to Identify an Arbitration Forum Can Invalidate an Arbitration Agreement for Lack of Mutual Assent

In a recent appellate court opinion of first impression in New Jersey, the Appellate Division reversed a trial court’s order compelling arbitration and found the parties’ failure to identify any arbitration forum or the process for choosing that forum was not a “meeting of minds.” Pursuant to basic principles of contract law, the Appellate Division invalidated the arbitration clause.

New Jersey Courts Continue to Raise the Bar for Enforceable Arbitration Agreements

The New Jersey Appellate Division recently issued a decision adding yet another hurdle for employers in the Garden State to overcome in drafting and enforcing arbitration agreements. In Flanzman v. Jenny Craig, Inc.,1 the court found that because an arbitration agreement did not establish the forum for the arbitration, the agreement lacked sufficient details to establish the “meeting of the minds” component crucial to rendering it enforceable. As a result of this decision, employers operating in New Jersey should consider taking a fresh look at their arbitration agreements to ensure they include the necessary provisions.

New Jersey Publishes Mandatory Paid Sick Leave Notice in 12 New Languages

New Jersey’s Department of Labor and Workforce Development (NJ DOL) created a webpage concerning the state’s paid sick and safe time law, which took effect on October 29, 2018. Available online resources on the page include the mandatory notice in English and 12 other languages: Arabic, Chinese (simplified and traditional), Guajarati, Haitian Creole, Hindi, Italian, Korean, Polish, Portuguese, Spanish and Tagalog.

New Jersey Releases FAQ on Paid Sick and Safe Time Law

Just days before New Jersey’s paid sick and safe time (PSST) law is set to take effect on October 29, 2018, the New Jersey Department of Labor and Workforce Development issued a set of Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) to help employers comply with the new law, as proposed regulations implementing the law likely will not be finalized until 2019.

New Jersey Paid Sick Leave Law Update: NJDOL Issues New Guidance

In response to many questions about the New Jersey Paid Sick Leave Law, which will go into effect on Monday, October 29, 2018, the New Jersey Department of Labor and Workforce Development (NJDOL) issued a detailed list of answers to frequently asked questions (FAQs) on October 24, 2018. Many of the answers to the FAQs simply restate the provisions of the proposed regulations, but others clarify open questions. Below are some of the more significant clarifications the NJDOL provided (verbatim from the NJDOL’s FAQs). Our own FAQ responses in our three-part blog series provide additional information on the new sick leave law.

NJ Publishes FAQs To Clarify Requirements Of Paid Sick Leave Law

Just a few short days before the New Jersey Paid Sick Leave Act will become law, requiring New Jersey employers of all sizes to provide up to 40 hours of paid sick leave per year to covered employees, the state Department of Labor and Workforce Development (DOL) published a Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) document aimed at addressing unanswered questions about the law. This comes on the heels of the agency publishing a mandatory workplace poster and a set of proposed regulations.

NJ Employers Are One Step Closer To Mandatory Paid Sick Leave

n just a few short weeks, New Jersey employers will be required to comply with the state’s new Paid Sick Leave Act. Once October 29 is upon us, New Jersey employers of all sizes will need to provide up to 40 hours of paid sick leave per year to covered employees. In advance of the impending effective date, the state Department of Labor and Workforce Development (DOL) has just published both a mandatory workplace poster and a set of sweeping regulations covering the new law—and you’ll want to familiarize yourself with both.

Frequently Asked Questions About the New Jersey Paid Sick Leave Law, Part I

The New Jersey Paid Sick Leave Law (PSLL) goes into effect on October 29, 2018. We have received hundreds of questions in the last few weeks from employers seeking guidance on what they must do to comply with the law in advance of its looming effective date.

New Jersey Paid Sick Leave Law Update: Required Poster Released

On October 3, 2018, the New Jersey Department of Labor and Workforce Development (NJDOL) released on its website the required notice that must be posted and distributed to all New Jersey employees under the New Jersey paid sick leave law. You can find a copy of the notice on the NJDOL’s website.

The Latest Buzz: New Jersey Moves One Step Closer to Legalization of Adult Recreational Marijuana Use

On September 12, 2018, New Jersey’s Senate offered proposed amendments to S. 2701, inching the New Jersey Marijuana Legalization Act toward enactment.