In a unanimous opinion issued on January 14, 2015, the New Jersey Supreme Court determined that the “ABC test” governs whether an individual is an “employee” or an “independent contractor” entitled to the protections of New Jersey’s Wage Payment Law and Wage and Hour Law.  See Hargrove v. Sleep’s, LLC, A-70-12 (Jan. 14, 2015)

On January 15, 2010, Governor Christie signed into law a bill clarifying the New Jersey Law Against Discrimination (“NJLAD”), N.J.S.A. 10:5-1, et seq., as it applies to persons with a developmental disability. This law amends the definition of “disability” in the NJLAD to expressly include “autism spectrum disorders.” N.J.S.A. 10:5-5(q).

In light of the amendment

On April 22, 2009, we wrote about Stengart v. Loving Care Agency, Inc., a case in which the New Jersey Superior Court held that an employee who used her personal web-based Yahoo email account on the company’s computer to communicate with her attorney waived her attorney-client privilege. In a sharp rebuke of the trial

In the midst of recent and widespread fear and panic surrounding the H5N1 swine flu virus, many employers are appropriately inquiring as to how they can protect their operations, employees, clients and customers from outbreaks and pandemics including the current swine flu and even the avian flu of years past.

Any actual or potential outbreak