Legal Alerts (Year: 2014)
Your source for the latest changes in employment law
Attention New Jersey Employers: An Increasing Number of New Jersey Municipalities are Passing Paid Sick Leave Legislation
Joining the cities of Newark and Jersey City, which previously enacted sick leave legislation, Passaic, East Orange, Paterson, and Irvington have now passed paid sick leave ordinances. Most recently, Trenton and Montclair voters approved similar ordinances in last month's election. Clearly a trend, there is now a statewide push to provide paid sick leave as the New Jersey Legislature is considering similar legislation.
Mayor De Blasio Signs The Affordable Transit Act
Effective January 1, 2016, the "Act" requires private New York City employers to offer full-time employees pre-tax public transportation benefits.
New FINRA Regulatory Notice: Confidentiality Provisions in Settlement Agreements and the Arbitration Discovery Process
Pursuant to FINRA's recently published Regulatory Notice 14-40, member firms are being reminded that confidentiality provisions in settlement agreements between member firms and employees and/or customers "cannot be used to prohibit or restrict an individual from initiating communications directly with FINRA or other securities regulators regarding the settlement terms or underlying facts of a dispute, regardless of whether the individual has received an inquiry from such regulatory authority regarding the dispute."
Appellate Division Approves an Employer’s Use of Employment Application to Shorten Time to Sue
A recent New Jersey Appellate Division decision provides helpful guidance to New Jersey employers seeking to shorten the time employees have to file lawsuits.
The Affordable Care Act Reporting Requirement: The IRS Forms Are Here!
The IRS recently issued draft forms and instructions that certain employers must file in order to comply with the Employer Mandate reporting requirements of the Affordable Care Act ("ACA"). While these forms are in "draft" form, and the IRS has indicated that they may change based on public comment, the forms provide insight into the type of information that must be compiled in order to comply with these reporting requirements.
Important Documents and Links
“It’s Not Always Clear What Constitutes Sexual Harassment. Use This Tool to Navigate the Gray Areas to Navigate the Gray Areas.” By Kathleen Kelley Reardon
“Protected Activity”Continues to Broaden Under SOX
State Mandated Paid Family Leave is On the Rise
Employer Common Concerns Questionnaire
Preparing for the Separation Agreement ‘Fire Drill’