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.

October 1, 2013 Affordable Care Act/Obamacare Deadline For Employers of ALL Sizes

In accordance with the Affordable Care Act/Obamacare, employers are obligated to provide notification to their employees of the new Health Insurance Marketplaces established by Obamacare no later than October 1, 2013. The notification requirement applies to any business regulated under the Fair Labor Standards Act, which covers all companies with at least one employee and […]

Jay Becker Of GH&C Prevails In Dismissing Former Employee’s Complaint Alleging Age Discrimination And Workers’ Compensation Retaliation

On September 23, 2013, the Superior Court of New Jersey, Law Division, Middlesex County, ruled in favor of Defendant Saker ShopRites, and granted its’ Motion for Summary Judgment dismissing a former employee’s Complaint in its entirety before trial. The Plaintiff, who was a former employee of Saker ShopRites, was terminated in June 2010 for a […]

Jersey City Implements Paid Sick Leave Requirement

In the trend towards mandatory employer-provided paid sick leave, on September 25, 2013 Jersey City became the first city in the state of New Jersey – and the sixth city nationwide – to require paid sick time to employees of private businesses. Ordinance Number 13-097, requires that all Jersey City businesses provide paid sick leave […]

New Jersey Law Against Discrimination Amended To Include Ban On Pay Secrecy

Employees often gossip about the money they make which can often lead to disruption of the workplace.  In fact, many employers have policies prohibiting employees from sharing information regarding their compensation and benefits with their co-workers.  While employers can generally take action against employees who violate these policies and disrupt the workplace, employers should be […]

Can Compliance Officers Be Whistleblowers?

In a decision published yesterday, Lippman v. Ethicon, Inc. and Johnson & Johnson, the Appellate Division held that compliance officers can be whistleblowers. This decision reaches the opposite holding of another published Appellate Division case decided in 2008 – Massarano v. New Jersey Transit. Neither case is binding on the other and Lippman does not […]