Earlier this month New Jersey enacted the comprehensive Anti-Wage Theft Law (the “Act”), which amends certain critical provisions in New Jersey’s existing Wage Payment Law, the Wage Collection Law, and the Wage and Hour Law (the “Wage Laws”). The Act expands the scope of liability for employers by increasing the damages that are obtainable to

On March 18, 2019, Governor Phil Murphy signed Senate Bill 121 into law.  The new law prohibits the use of arbitration clauses and jury waivers that relate to claims of discrimination, retaliation, and harassment in employment contracts.  Additionally, the law prohibits employers from enforcing nondisclosure provisions that relate to any claims of discrimination, retaliation, or

In a landmark decision, the Second Circuit (which covers New York, Connecticut, and Vermont), ruled that discrimination based on an employees’ sexual orientation is actionable under Title VII.  The Second Circuit in Zarda v. Altitude Express, Inc. is only the second appellate court in the United States to expressly find that employers who discriminate on

Last week, Governor Christie of New Jersey signed the “Pregnancy Bill,” which amends New Jersey’s Law Against Discrimination, N.J.S.A. 10:5-12 (“NJLAD”), to provide that it shall be “an unlawful employment practice” or “an unlawful discrimination” to consider pregnancy in making an employment determination.  Pregnancy is now one of many protected classes under NJLAD, which also