In East Bay Drywall, LLC v. Department of Labor & Workforce Development, decided on August 2, 2022, the New Jersey Supreme Court confirmed the difficulties employers face when trying to establish independent contractor status for their workers. In East Bay Drywall, the Court upheld a finding by the New Jersey Department of Labor

On March 13, 2013, the New York City Council overrode Mayor Bloomberg’s veto of legislation prohibiting New York City employers from discriminating against unemployed job applicants.  In so doing, New York City joins New Jersey and other jurisdictions that have recently prohibited employers from basing employment decisions on an applicant’s unemployment status.

The new law