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News, trends and tips in labor and employment law

Uber Barred from Using Information Fraudulently Obtained by It's Investigator

Counsel frequently research their adversaries and plaintiffs looking for dirt.  However, this case shows that engaging in a deception to fish for that information can backfire:  http://www.reuters.com/article/us-uber-decision-idUSKCN1051PR

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New Jersey Minimum Wage Bill Now on Governor's Desk

Trenton, NJ

By Lisa I. Fried-Grodin

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NJ Senate To Vote Thursday On Bill Raising Minimum Wage To $15 Per Hour

Trenton, NJ

By Lisa I. Fried-Grodin

This Thursday June 23, 2016, the New Jersey Senate is scheduled to vote on a bill that would make New Jersey the third state in the country to increase the minimum wage to $15 per hour.  The New Jersey Assembly passed the bill in May. If approved, the bill would be sent to Governor Chris Christie. 

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New Jersey Supreme Court Decision Constrains Employer’s Effort to Slash the Number of Potential Discrimination Claims

Yesterday, the New Jersey Supreme Court rejected an employer’s attempt to control the number of potential discrimination lawsuits by contractually requiring employees to bring such claims within six months.  Referencing the New Jersey Law Against Discrimination’s (“NJLAD”) critical role in eradicating discrimination in the workplace, the Court in its new decision, Sergio Rodriguez v.

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New Overtime Regulations to Expand Entitlement to Overtime Pay

Today's announcement means that many more people will be entitled to overtime. I expect the largest impact to be among administrative assistants, "assistant managers", and the like who have office or non-manual jobs.

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SCOUTS Rejects Small Employer's Challenge to $15 mimium wage

Regardless one's view on whether $15 per hour minimum wage is a good thing or not (which, is something that fundamentally should be decided by lawmakers), even the most business-friendly Justices had to reject a super-tenuous argument based on discrimination against small business vs.

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US Supreme Court Refuses to Impose Right to Work Principles

The following story shows the immediate impact of the death of Justice Scalia. Had he not died last month, this decision would surely have gone the other way and changed the landscape of the law surrounding competing principles between right to work vs.

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Disappointed Legal Job Seeker's Claim Against Law School Allowed to Proceed

This is the first case of it's kind that I am aware of that has been allowed to proceed. It's hard to tell how it will ultimately be decided.

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9th Circuit Deals Blow to Tip Pooling

The 9th Circuit Court of Appeals has just issued a ruling that deals a serious blow to the practice of tip pooling. It remains to be seen of other federal circuits (or SCOTUS) will follow suit. I expect that this is where the trend is heading.

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Jonathan Meyers to present CLE Seminar on NJ Employee Handbooks

On March 10, 2016 (12:30pm EST), Jonathan Meyers will present a CLE seminar, through Lawline.com, which will be a Primer on Employee Handbooks in New Jersey.  Follow the link to see the program summary or register:

http://www.lawline.com/cle/course/a-primer-on-nj-employee-handbooks

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