Legal Alerts (Year: 2015)
Your source for the latest changes in employment law
Proposed FLSA Changes – What’s Next for Employers?
On July 6, 2015, the Department of Labor (DOL) published a Notice of Proposed Rulemaking to amend the Fair Labor Standards Act's (FLSA) overtime exemptions.
Mayor DeBlasio Signs “Ban the Box” Legislation for New York City Employers
On June 29, 2015, New York City Mayor Bill DeBlasio signed into law a "ban the box" bill, which amends the New York City Human Rights Law. Effective October 27, 2015, the ordinance will restrict a covered employer's ability to inquire into or otherwise consider an applicant's or employee's criminal history in employment decisions.
Two Highly-Anticipated Decisions Provide Valuable Guidance for New Jersey Employers
DOL Issues Final Rule on Sarbanes-Oxley Act Whistleblower Complaints
On March 5, 2015, the U.S. Department of Labor's Occupational Safety and Health Administration ("OSHA") issued a Final Rule implementing procedures for handling retaliation complaints brought by purported whistleblowers under the Sarbanes-Oxley Act of 2002 <http://www.sec.gov/ about/laws.shtml#sox2002> ("SOX"), as amended by the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act of 2010. Until now, the Interim Final Rule issued in November 2011 governed such retaliation complaints.
New Jersey Supreme Court Decision Impacts Employer Liability in Sexual Harassment Cases
The New Jersey Supreme Court recently adopted the two part analysis for reviewing hostile work environment sexual harassment claims set forth by the United States Supreme Court in two prior decisions (Burlington Industries v. Ellerth and Faragher v. City of Boca Raton). This decision underscores the need for employers to implement and enforce effective and consistent anti-harassment policies.
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’