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Blog Category: Employment Law

“NJ Pregnant Workers Fairness Act” Addressed in Court’s Pregnancy Discrimination Decision

May 7, 2021 | Written by: Kelly A. Lichtenstein, Esq. |

On March 9, 2021, the New Jersey Supreme Court issued an important employment law decision on pregnancy discrimination in the case of Delanoy v. Township of Ocean, 245 N.J. 384 (2021), which discusses...

Injured Workers to be Reimbursed for Medical Marijuana by Employers and Workers’ Compensation Carriers

Apr 28, 2021 | Written by: Leslie A. Parikh, Esq. |

The New Jersey Supreme Court recently ruled in Hager v. M&K Construction that employers and workers’ compensation carriers are now required to reimburse injured employees for medical marijuana...

Can an Employer be Liable for Rescinding a Verbal Employment Offer?

Apr 12, 2021 | Written by: Kelly A. Lichtenstein, Esq. |

When employment is promised orally for months and then the offer is rescinded, can the employer be liable for damages even though a contract was never signed?

How to Identify Unlawful Pay Disparities

Apr 12, 2021 | Written by: Sharon M. Flynn, Esq. |

The federal Equal Pay Act of 1963 requires equal pay for equivalent work.  Employers cannot pay different wages or benefits on the basis of gender for “equal work on jobs the performance of which...

What Employers Need to Know About the American Rescue Plan Act of 2021 (ARPA)

Mar 17, 2021 | Written by: Leslie A. Parikh, Esq. |

President Joseph R. Biden signed the American Rescue Plan Act of 2021 on March 11.  The Act provides $1.9 trillion in relief funds across a broad range of areas.  The following provisions are...

Proposed Bill Will Significantly Alter Employer’s Right to Require and Enforce Restrictive Covenants

Feb 26, 2021 | Written by: Leslie A. Parikh, Esq. |

A proposed bill will soon be reviewed by the New Jersey Assembly Labor Committee that will limit an employer’s ability to impose non-compete agreements on employees in New Jersey.

NJ Supreme Court Rules that Employee-Volunteer at “Family Fun Day” Is Eligible for Workers’ Compensation Benefits

Feb 18, 2021 | Written by: Kelly A. Lichtenstein, Esq. |

The New Jersey Supreme Court has further defined the contours of the “social or recreational activity” exception to the Workers’ Compensation Act. See N.J.S.A. 34:15-7. In Goulding v. New Jersey...

Is an Employee Injured in Workplace Parking Lot Covered Under Workers’ Compensation?

Feb 9, 2021 | Written by: Jacob A. Papay, Jr., Esq. |

If an employee is injured in his/her employer’s parking lot on the way to or from work, is the injury considered to be “during the course of employment” and therefore covered under workers’...

Can Your Employer Force You to Get Vaccinated Against COVID-19?

Feb 8, 2021 | Written by: Sharon M. Flynn, Esq. |

The short answer to this question is yes.  Although New Jersey does not have a statewide requirement for employees to receive vaccinations, an employer can mandate that its employees receive a...

Executive Order 192 Mandates COVID-19 Safety Protocols for NJ Employers

Nov 4, 2020 | Written by: Leslie A. Parikh, Esq. |

Beginning on November 5, 2020, Governor Murphy’s Executive Order (EO) 192 (issued Oct. 28, 2020) will go into effect.  The EO imposes mandatory protocols for employers to guard against the further...