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Blog Category: Employment & Discrimination

Keyboard Warriors Beware: Offensive Social Media Posts Could Get You Fired

Aug 15, 2022 | Written by: Noel A. Lesica, Esq. |

A recent decision from New Jersey’s Appellate Division provides fair warning to employees:  offensive social media posts could be grounds for termination.  The court in Heather J. McVey v....

New Legislation Relaxes Some of NJ’s Child Labor Laws Just in Time for Summer

Jul 6, 2022 | Written by: Sharon M. Flynn, Esq. |

On July 1, 2022, Governor Murphy signed new child labor legislation (Bill A-4222) just in time for this summer.  The new law creates permanent new working hours for New Jersey minors, greatly...

NJ Court Ruling Signals End to FAA Preemption of NJ’s Arbitration Ban for Sex Discrimination Claims

Jun 24, 2022 | Written by: Noel A. Lesica, Esq. |

Agreements requiring employees to arbitrate disputes arising out of their employment relationship are not uncommon.  The motivating force behind them is the notion that arbitration provides an...

Distinguishing Unprofessional Behavior from Discriminatory Behavior that Violates the NJ Law Against Discrimination

May 24, 2022 | Written by: Noel A. Lesica, Esq. |

Workplace behavior by bartenders was the subject of an interesting unpublished NJ Appellate Division decision last month.  In Bouziotis v. Iron Bar, LLC and Darrell Remlinger, A-27028-20 (App. Div....

Employers, Teens, and Parents/Guardians: Be Aware of Child Labor Laws as Summer Approaches

May 13, 2022 | Written by: Sharon M. Flynn, Esq. |

As the last days of school approach and the summer months draw nearer, many teenagers will be returning to the work force.  New Jersey takes the safety and protection of its minors who work these...

Are NJ Employers Required to Provide Meal or Rest Breaks?

Apr 27, 2022 | Written by: Sharon M. Flynn, Esq. |

You may be surprised to learn that New Jersey does not require its employers to provide most workers with breaks for meals or rest, except for paid meal breaks for minor employees under the age of...

Students Suffering from Depression May Be Entitled to Reasonable Accommodation for Their Disability

Apr 19, 2022 | Written by: Noel A. Lesica, Esq. |

As we emerge from a global pandemic that prompted unprecedented levels of social isolation, stories about young people suffering from anxiety and clinical depression abound.  It is not uncommon to...

Can My Employment Discrimination Lawsuit Proceed Under the Continuing Violation Doctrine?

Mar 21, 2022 | Written by: Sharon M. Flynn, Esq. |

The statute of limitations for claims arising under the New Jersey Law Against Discrimination (LAD) is two years. However, a judicially created doctrine, known as the Continuing Violation Doctrine,...

New Federal Law Prohibits Mandatory Arbitration of Sexual Harassment Claims

Mar 15, 2022 | Written by: Noel A. Lesica, Esq. |

On March 3, 2022, President Biden signed into law the “Ending Forced Arbitration of Sexual Assault and Sexual Harassment Act of 2021,” which prohibits businesses from compelling their employees to...

NJ Employers Must Now Provide Written Notice When Tracking Employees’ Vehicles

Feb 7, 2022 | Written by: Sharon M. Flynn, Esq. |

On January 18, 2022, Governor Phil Murphy signed into law Assembly Bill No. 3950, which prohibits employers from utilizing a location tracking device in an employee's or company's vehicle without...