NJ Labor And Employment Law

The New Jersey Labor and Employment Law Blog is authored by Jay S. Becker and Joseph C. DeBlasio, shareholders in the Labor and Employment Law Practice Group, with support from the associates in the Group. It is dedicated to provide news and updates regarding all labor and employment matters throughout New Jersey.

Employee's Own Statement About Illness Could Qualify For FMLA Leave

The federal Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA) allows eligible employees up to 12 weeks of leave in a 12-month period for the employee’s own “serious health condition” or to care for a family member with such a condition. One way for an employee to establish their own “serious health condition” is to show a […]

COBRA Premium Subsidy extended again

The Temporary Extension Act of 2010 was signed into law on March 2, 2010, effectively extending the COBRA premium subsidy program originally enacted under the ARRA, to March 31, 2010. As you may recall from one of my earlier posts, the COBRA premium subsidy had already been extended once before last month. This second extension […]

Proposed New Jersey Bill Would Prohibit Use of Mandatory Arbitration Agreements

Mandatory arbitration agreements in New Jersey have regularly been upheld as enforceable by the courts, including by the Supreme Court of New Jersey.  As a result, many employers require employees to sign such agreements as a condition of employment.  These agreements generally require employees to waive their rights to bring claims of harassment, discrimination, retaliation, […]