On March 26, 2014, the New York City Counsel voted unanimously to amend the New York City Human Rights Law (the “NYCHRL”) to allow unpaid interns to sue for harassment and discrimination.  The bill was likely drafted in response to a federal judge’s decision in October 2013, which dismissed an unpaid intern’s sexual harassment

On July 17, 2013, Governor Chris Christie signed the New Jersey Security and Financial Empowerment Act (the “SAFE Act”) into law.  The SAFE Act makes New Jersey amongst a handful of states to now provide unpaid leave for employees who are victims of domestic violence or sexual assault, or whose child, parent, spouse or partner

Maryland recently became the first state in the country to ban employers from asking both employees and job applicants for their social media passwords.  The bill, which passed both houses of Maryland’s legislature, is expected to be signed by Governor Martin O’Malley, and take effect on October 1, 2012.  The New Jersey Legislature is considering

In Cowher v. Carson & Roberts, __ N.J.Super. __ (App. Div. 2012), the Superior Court of New Jersey, Appellate Division, recently held that a non-Jewish plaintiff stated a valid claim under the New Jersey Law Against Discrimination (“LAD”) for religious discrimination based upon his perceived status of being Jewish.  Plaintiff alleged that he was

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