Legal Alerts (Year: 2019)
Your source for the latest changes in employment law
Here Comes 2020! Employers: Are You Ready to Ring in the New Year?
As you already know if you have been following our Employment Law Alerts, 2019 has been a very busy year in the employment arena with many changes going into effect in the coming weeks. NFC wants to make sure your business is prepared to hit the ground running in 2020. To help you prioritize and properly ring in the new year, we have created the following “Top 10” checklist.
U.S. Department of Labor Issues Final Rule
Increasing Salary Threshold for Exempt Employees: Six months after seeking public comment on proposed changes to the earnings threshold for workers to qualify for an exemption to overtime under the Fair Labor Standards Act – and more than three years after issuing a similar “final” rule that was invalidated in court – the United States Department of Labor (“DOL”) has issued its final rule raising the overtime standard salary level, among other changes.
New York & New Jersey Employers: Are you ready for Fall?
Attention: New York and New Jersey Employers. Are you ready for Fall? Here's your "Must Do" Compliance Checklist.
New York State Passes Landmark Anti-Discrimination Legislation
On August 12, 2019, Governor Andrew Cuomo signed a set of wide-sweeping bills which amend many aspects of New York’s anti-discrimination laws, including making monumental changes to the long-standing legal standards for bringing workplace harassment claims.
New York’s Equal Pay Law Expanded
During a July 10, 2019 parade held in New York City to celebrate the U.S. women’s national soccer team’s World Cup victory, Governor Cuomo signed into law Senate Bill 5248B and Assembly Bill A8093A, making it unlawful for New York employers to pay employees differently for the same or substantially similar work. This new law is similar to the New Jersey pay equity law, which went into effect in 2018 [Click here for more information on the New Jersey law].
Important Documents and Links
NEW JERSEY SUPREME COURT PERMITS PLAINTIFF TO SEEK RELIANCE DAMAGES UNDER THE THEORY OF PROMMISSORY ESTOPPEL FOR A RESCINDED JOB OFFER by Allison Vogel
NJ APPELLATE DIVISION ISSUES LATEST PRO-ARBITRATION RULING REQUIRING RE/MAX AGENT TO ARBITRATE SEXUAL HARASSMENT CLAIMS BROUGHT UNDER LAD by Lindsey Andreozzi
NEW UNION, NEW AGREEMENT: THE THIRD CIRCUIT HOLDS ORIGINAL CBAS WITH PRIOR LABOR UNION INVALID IN UTILITY WORKERS UNITED ASSOCIATION, LOCAL 537 v. PENNSYLVANIA AMERICAN WATER COMPANY by Monvan Hu
COVID-19 Employment Lawsuits Climbing the Courts: Second Circuit to Hear Previously Dismissed Public Nuisance and Workplace Safety Claims Against Amazon by Jesse Grasty
WE CAN DO THIS REOPENING THE NON-PUBLIC OFFICE SECTOR AND KEEPING IT OPEN DURING THE COVID-19 PANDEMIC