Burger King case serves up warning to employers on FMLA notice

By: | 07.16.19 | HR Compliance
When does an employer have enough information to grant leave under the Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA)?  A federal court in Alabama recently shed some light on this issue, finding that an employer, a Burger King franchisee restaurant, unlawfully interfered with...

New minimum wage in New Jersey effective July 1

By: | 07.10.19 | HR Compliance
This is a reminder to all employers with workers in New Jersey. Effective July 1, 2019, the minimum wage in New Jersey rose to $10.00 an hour for most workers. The rate will increase by $1.00 per hour in subsequent years until it reaches $15.00 per hour in 2024. Notabl...

What are my obligations for accommodating a lactating employee in the workplace?

By: | 07.01.19 | Common HR Questions
Earlier this year, an Arizona jury found in favor of a breastfeeding paramedic, awarding the nursing mother $3.8 million for her lawsuit alleging that she was not provided a lactation space as required by federal law (Clark v. City of Tucson, No. 14-02543 (D. Ariz. Apr...

Measles in the workplace: What should employers do?

By: | 06.17.19 | HR Compliance
According to the Centers for Disease Control (CDC), from January 1 to May 31, 2019, 981 individual cases of measles have been confirmed in 26 states. This is the greatest number of cases reported in the United States since 1992 and since measles was declared eliminated...

Is obesity considered a disability under the ADA?

By: | 06.10.19 | Common HR Questions
According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), approximately forty percent of American adults are considered obese. In 2013, the American Medical Association officially recognized obesity as a disease. With the prevalence of obesity in our society, ...

Complying with New Jersey Commuter Benefits Law

By: | 06.03.19 | HR Compliance
With the signing of the New Jersey Transit Benefits Law on March 1, 2019, New Jersey became the first state to require employers to offer pre-tax transportation fringe benefits to employees (Transit Benefits). While some details regarding the implementation of the law ...