Since 2018, under Governor Phil Murphy’s Administration, New Jersey has been actively expanding its existing employment laws and enacting new ones. The constantly evolving and changing landscape of employment laws presents potential difficulties and risks for New Jersey employers who must comply with an increasingly complex human resources compliance environment. We have written about many of these changes, which include, the following:Read More
As readers of this blog are aware, New Jersey's Earned Sick Leave Law became effective on October 29, 2018. We had previously written about the law, as well as the proposed regulations and the Notice of Employee Rights, which were issued by the New Jersey Department of Labor (NJDOL).
The NJDOL recently issued its Earned Sick Leave FAQs, which answer some previously open questions concerning the new law. Of particular note, the FAQs answer whether employers can prorate "front-loaded" grants of paid sick leave for new and part-time employees and the eligibility under the law of employees who work both within and outside of New Jersey.Read More
Following the enactment of a sweeping Equal Pay Law, on May 2, 2018, Governor Murphy signed the Earned Sick and Safe Days Act, which mandates that employers in New Jersey provide paid sick leave to their employees. The Act takes effect on October 29, 2018 and will preempt all existing local sick leave ordinances when it takes effect.Read More
I previously wrote about issues faced by employers when hiring employees. As I discussed, in order to comply with all legal requirements surrounding hiring, employers must be familiar with federal law as well as applicable state and local laws. As with New Jersey, New York has implemented specific requirements that an employer must understand in order to not run afoul of the law when hiring an employee. Employers in New York City have even more requirements they must comply with.Read More
Employers recognize that they typically must be familiar with and follow both federal and state laws in order to comply with applicable employment laws. The past few years have added an additional layer of regulation as there has been a growing trend for municipalities to pass local leave laws requiring employers to provide paid sick leave to employees.