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

Five important pieces of legislation that could affect your business either will go into effect or may be decided by Governor Christie before we ring in 2013.  These bills range from social networking legislation to minimum wage increases to workplace support for victims of domestic violence. 

On October 15, 2012, the New Jersey Assembly introduced

New York employers should be aware that New York State recently amended both the New York Labor Law, which governs wage and hour issues, as well as the State’s Human Rights Law.

Changes to the Labor Law 

On July 28, 2009, the New York Labor Law was amended and now requires employers to provide