New Jersey employers have all of the usual challenges that businesses must deal with daily, but they are also compelled to try to keep up with our state’s constant changes in employment law. Of course, it’s not enough to just know about the changes, you are required to comply with each new rule, regulation and statute.
We’re grateful to those who regularly stop by our Morristown Employment Law Blog to check out news and views. You know that it has been a busy summer with revisions to New Jersey employment law coming at a furious pace.
If your New Jersey employee handbook makes references to the Spice Girls, scrunchies or this new thing called the World Wide Web, it is very likely time for an update.
A new wage equity law bans New Jersey employers from asking job applicants about their salary histories. Lieutenant Governor Sheila Oliver signed the bill into law, saying that she’s “proud to sign this bill today for our women, children and families, which will institute this policy as state law, and put an end to this discriminatory workplace practice once and for all.”
So far, 33 states have enacted medical marijuana laws, including New Jersey. There’s another growing list as well: states that afford some job protections to workers and job applicants who use medical marijuana – and New Jersey is among those states.
According to the U.S. Department of Labor (DOL), its plans to revisit the Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA) regulations have two goals in mind. The first is to "better protect and suit the needs of workers," the DOL says. The second goal is to "reduce administrative and compliance burdens on employers."
If you have been reading our Morristown, New Jersey Employment Law Blog, you undoubtedly know that our state legislature and Governor Phil Murphy have to a large extent remade important parts of employment law.
Regular readers of our Morristown employment law blog will no doubt recall that in our previous post, we took a look at the recently enacted omnibus law that is bringing significant changes to New Jersey employment law.
As regular readers of our employment law blog know, we try to keep readers apprised of developments in federal and state employment laws and policies. New Jersey recently enacted an omnibus law that all employers should be aware of. The measure expands employee benefits in several key areas, including unpaid family leave, temporary paid family leave insurance and domestic or sexual violence safety leave.
The Trump administration promised to make federal agencies friendlier toward businesses and employers, and some progress has been made on that goal. Recently, the Department of Labor has taken steps to encourage assisted, voluntary compliance with wage and hour laws.