On March 18, 2019, Governor Phil Murphy signed Senate Bill 121 into law.  The new law prohibits the use of arbitration clauses and jury waivers that relate to claims of discrimination, retaliation, and harassment in employment contracts.  Additionally, the law prohibits employers from enforcing nondisclosure provisions that relate to any claims of discrimination, retaliation, or

Thinking about tying one on this year to get into the holiday spirit, or about finally asking out that cute girl or guy from the office at the holiday party after the spirit moves you?  Think again!  With the holiday season upon us, employers and employees would be well-served to review their Employee Manuals’ 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

On June 24, 2013, the United States Supreme Court issued two employer-friendly opinions that substantially narrow potential liability for claims of supervisor misconduct and retaliation under Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 (“Title VII”).

In Vance v. Ball State University, 570 U.S. ____ (June 24, 2013), the Supreme Court, by a

On October 19, 2011, the Appellate Division affirmed a trial court’s decision that abrasive, abusive, and condescending conduct toward employees does not, on its own, equate to a hostile work environment claim if the workplace conditions were the same for men and women. In other words, while the law protects against harassment motivated by a