As readers of this blog may recall, in 2011 New York implemented the New York Wage Theft Prevent Act (the “Act”), which amended the New York Labor Law to impose new recordkeeping and notice obligations on the majority of employers operating within New York State, as well as expanding the civil and criminal remedies available

Overall, 2011 was a record breaking year for the EEOC.  During the 2011 fiscal year, the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (“EEOC”) won a record-breaking $365 million for discrimination victims.  In addition, the EEOC’s private sector mediation program obtained more than $170 million in monetary benefits for employees. 

It was also a productive year for the

On May 18, 2011, the National Labor Relations Board (the “NLRB”) announced its issuance of a complaint against Hispanics United of Buffalo (“HUB”) arising out of HUB’s termination of five employees who posted comments on Facebook criticizing HUB’s working conditions.  As we previously posted with regard to the In re American Medical Response of Connecticut

Effective June 2011, New Jersey will have a new law which will penalize employers for advertisements that show bias against unemployed persons.  Specifically, N.J.S.A. 34:8B-1 et seq., which was signed into law by Governor Christie on or about April 24, 2011, prohibits businesses from knowingly or purposefully publishing, in print or on the internet, advertisements