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.

Point: White v. Starbucks: Doing One’s Job is Not Whistle-Blowing

The New Jersey Appellate Division recently affirmed the dismissal of a claim of retaliation under the Conscientious Employee Protection Act1 (CEPA), finding that the plaintiff did not engage in any protected activity when she reported violations of law to her supervisor and managers as part of her job responsibilities. The decision reaffirms the manifest and […]

Federal Appeals Court Finds Pre-Eligible Discussion of Post-Eligible Family and Medical Leave Act (“FMLA”) Leave is Protected Activity under the FMLA

Earlier this year, in a case of first impression, the 11th Circuit Court of Appeals held that the Family and Medical Leave Act (“FMLA”) “protects a pre-eligibility request for post-eligibility leave.”  In other words, an employee who gives notice, before becoming eligible for leave, of intent to take FMLA leave for a qualifying reason once […]