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Governor Signs Bill Banning NDAs in Work Sexual Harassment Cases

 

Governor Phil Murphy signed a bill banning non-disclosure agreements (NDAs) from being used by New Jersey employers regarding workplace sexual harassment cases. Senate Bill 121, which was signed on Monday, will allow victims the ability to be transparent about the trauma they experienced in the workplace without repercussions from their employers regarding their settlement. Any […]

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Differences in Sexual Harassment Views

 

What constitutes sexual harassment is not the same thing to everyone. According to a new study, it varies by generation and country. The international charity, ActionAid, which works with girls and women in 45 countries around the world, surveyed more than 2,500 people between the ages of 14 and 21 living in the United Kingdom […]

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Chili’s Server Quits Due to Request for Change in Dress Code

 

LGBTQ employees have the right to a workplace free from discrimination. Yet, for one Chili’s Grill & Bar server, she believes her perceived sexual orientation affected her treatment in a promotion interview, leading to her resignation from the company. The employee alleges that she was advised that her workplace interview attire was not gender appropriate […]

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What are the Eligibility Requirements for NJFLA?

 

There is little doubt that juggling work and family responsibilities can be difficult. There may be times when you need to take time off from work for family and medical reasons, such as caring for a sick family member or newborn. The federal Family Medical Leave Act (FMLA) was created to help employees balance work […]

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Cannabis in the Workplace

 

New Jersey’s cannabis medical program will be expanding, as debates continue about legalization for adult use. As legislators weave their way through changing laws, employers are expressing concerns about increased cannabis use in workplaces. State medical marijuana laws allow those with legal prescriptions to use it, but they do not specify that companies must let […]

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Cops Wrongfully Terminated from Disbanded Department

 

Police officers and a former police chief in a New Jersey town are suing for wrongful termination. Their suit contends that when the borough of Newfield disbanded their police unit and negotiated a new police agreement with Franklin Township, they violated their employment rights, leaving the four former employees without jobs. The four individuals were […]

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Understanding the New Jersey Law Against Discrimination

 

Work can be challenging enough without the added difficulty of discrimination. The New Jersey Law Against Discrimination (NJLAD) is a statute that protects employees from discrimination in the workplace based on their race, religion, disability, sex, gender, age, ancestry, nationality, marital status, familial status, sexual orientation, military service, or genetic information. It is considered one […]

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New Jersey to Expand Paid Family Leave Program

 

The state of New Jersey created a bill to expand the paid family leave program. Bill A-3975 would increase the amount of time workers could take off from six to 12 weeks of leave. Companies who employ 30 employees or more would have to provide the program to their workers. The percentage of weekly benefits […]

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3 Laws that Protect you from Employment Discrimination – Infographic

Are you a member of a protected class but have been treated differently than your coworkers with the same position, work experience and expertise? If so, you may a victim of employment discrimination. Many individuals in New Jersey and across the country are discriminated against at work. According to the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission […]

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Congress Moves Closer to Passage of Sexual Harassment Bill

 

Sexual harassment is extremely serious no matter who is committing it. When the perpetrators are the very people whose responsibility it is to protect society’s interest, it can be extremely alarming. The House of Representatives has finally reached an agreement with the Senate to reform the Congressional Accountability Act of 1995 to focus more on […]

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