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 July 25, 2019, New Jersey enacted a law banning salary history inquiries, joining 18 other states in doing so, including New York and many municipalities.

The law, NJA1094, becomes effective on January 1, 2020. The law prohibits New Jersey employers from inquiring about an applicant’s salary history in the application process or using an

Recently, Governor Andrew Cuomo signed two significant bills expanding the scope of anti-discrimination laws in the New York workplace. Specifically, on July 10, 2019, Governor Cuomo signed Senate Bill 6549, prohibiting employers from inquiring about applicant and employee salary history, and Senate Bill 5248B, expanding pay protections under the New York Equal Pay Act.

Expansion

On March 26, 2019, the New York State Court of Appeals, New York’s highest Court, issued a highly anticipated decision that has major impacts for the home health care industry in New York.  The question before the Court was whether “live-in” home care aides are entitled to be paid for every hour of a 24

Last week, the U.S. Department of Labor (“DOL”) proposed an increase to the salary threshold required for executive, administrative and professional workers to qualify for overtime exemptions under the Fair Labor Standards Act (“FLSA”).  Currently, the minimum annual salary figure required to qualify for such “white collar” exemptions is $23,660; that number is now expected