What employers need to know about national origin discrimination

By: | 08.07.19 | HR Compliance
While the #MeToo movement has highlighted the issue of sexual harassment in the workplace, employers are responsible for maintaining workplaces that are free from harassment based on any protected category. Given the current political climate around immigration, employe...

New NJ law makes asking about salary history unlawful

By: | 07.30.19 | HR Compliance
On July 25, 2019, New Jersey Acting Governor Sheila Y. Oliver signed A1094 into law, which will prevent employers from asking about workers’ wage and salary history. The law will take effect six months after the bill was signed. Shortly after taking office in Ja...

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...

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...

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 ...