Category Archives: Current Events

NJ Supreme Court Decision Strengthens Pregnancy Discrimination Law

The New Jersey Supreme Court issued a far-reaching decision today, clarifying the law that protects pregnant or breastfeeding employees who believe that they’ve been the victims of discrimination. The case involved a female police officer who filed suit against the Township of Ocean and various township officials, accusing them of holding pregnant employees to a…
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Can Your Employer Require You to Get the COVID-19 Vaccine?

One year after COVID-19 first began sickening American citizens, the development and approval of three vaccines is offering hope that things will soon return to normal. Not only will people be able to socialize and travel again, but all of the changes that have affected businesses — most notably telecommuting for office workers and mask…
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A Bill In NJ State Legislature Aims to Eliminate Employee Non-Compete Agreements.

In the face of increasing concerns about non-compete agreements and their negative impact on employees’ abilities to earn a living, a nationwide movement has emerged, aiming to eliminate their most egregious restrictions.  Last week the New Jersey Assembly Labor Committee considered Assembly Bill No. 1650. The bill aims to eliminate most and severely restrict the…
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New Jersey Continues Expanding Employment Protections for Workers

The state of New Jersey has long been known for having employee-friendly laws and protections that ensure that workers have a more level playing field. The New Jersey Law Against Discrimination has served as a model for other states interested in ensuring that employers are barred from taking advantage of or taking against those who…
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