On May 2, 2022, the New Jersey State Assembly introduced Assembly Bill (AB) 3715 that, if enacted, would significantly limit the use and enforceability of certain restrictive covenant provisions, while mandating additional procedural requirements. AB 3715 is similar to prior bills introduced in the New Jersey legislature in recent years,
Articles Discussing General Issues In New Jersey Labor & Employment Law.
In New Jersey, the applicable 2020 law (see, N.J.S.A. 34:15-31.11 et seq.) states that if an individual contracts COVID-19, there shall be a rebuttable presumption that the disease is work-related and fully compensable.
Recognizing that workers are increasingly working from home or in places other than an employer’s worksite, the New Jersey Division on Civil Rights (DCR) issued proposed regulations on March 21, 2022, that would allow employers to satisfy the state’s Law Against Discrimination (LAD) and Family Leave Act (NJFLA) poster requirements
In the last few years, a flurry of state privacy legislation has bolstered protections for everything from biometric data to rights of deletion. Location data is no exception. The latest statute, New Jersey’s Assembly Bill No. 3950, goes into effect on April 18, 2022 and requires employers to provide
On a cold January morning, New Jersey Gov. Phil Murphy trudged through the snow-covered statehouse parking lot and, with one swipe of his pen, shifted the landscape for injuries that occur in employer parking lots.
On January 18, 2022, New Jersey Governor Phil Murphy signed into law Assembly Bill No. 3950. Under the law, private employers in New Jersey must provide employees with written notice before using tracking devices on vehicles operated by employees.
Picture a scenario in which an employer, prior to the hiring process, acquires previously expunged records of a potential employee. What are they to do? Does that constitute potential knowledge and liability under a negligent hiring analysis?
On January 18, 2022, New Jersey’s Public Works Contractor Registration Act, 34 N.J.S.A. 34:11-56.56, et seq.
On January 18, 2022, Governor Philip D. Murphy signed NJ A6246 / S4295, which significantly restricts the business discretion of successor hotels. The New Jersey Senate and General Assembly passed this bill by an overwhelming majority on the final day of the previous legislative session.
On March 28, 2021, New Jersey Gov. Phil Murphy signed the New Jersey Small Business Retirement Marketplace Act, which requires qualifying employers to automatically enroll their employees in the New Jersey Secure Choice Savings Program. While enrollment in the program began on March 28, 2021, qualifying employers are not required to enroll their employees in the program until the end of 2021.
Effective October 1, 2021, the New Jersey Division of Taxation (the “NJDT”) ended the temporary relief period with regard to employers’ obligation to withhold income taxes for teleworking employees who work in New Jersey.1 Employers must therefore stop basing their obligation to withhold and remit income taxes on the
On October 5, 2021, Governor Phil Murphy signed into law amendments to the New Jersey Law Against Discrimination (NJLAD) that significantly expand causes of action available to older workers. While NJLAD has always prohibited age-based discrimination in employment, the new amendments create a new private right of action for forced retirement claims and eliminates a safe harbor provision which limited damages and gave small businesses more flexibility to manage their workforces.
On September 24, 2021, New Jersey Gov. Phil Murphy signed into law a bill that amends New Jersey’s Workers’ Compensation Act to require employers with 50 or more employees to provide hiring preferences to employees, following a work-related injury, who have reached maximum medical improvement but are unable to return to the position at which the employee was previously employed.
As we previously reported, on February 22, 2021, Governor Phil Murphy signed into law the New Jersey Cannabis Regulatory, Enforcement Assistance, and Marketplace Modernization Act (CREAMMA), which, among other things, legalized the recreational use of marijuana in New Jersey for adults age 21 and older. In addition, CREAMMA imposed on