Important Dates For Sexual Harassment Prevention

All New York State Employers.  Effective October 9, 2018, all New York State employers must implement sexual harassment policies and training.  Highlights from recent draft guidance issued by the State, which will be subject to public comment through September 12, 2018, are as follows: Policy Requirements (Eff. Oct. 9. 2018): Content of Policies - Sexual…
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Time to Revisit Your Relationship with Your Independent Contractors Before the Government Does!

New Jersey regulators have signaled their intention to place independent contractor (“IC”) relationships under a magnifying glass this year.  Governor Murphy recently signed an executive order establishing a Task Force on Employee Misclassification, through which representatives from the Departments of Agriculture, Economic Development, Human Services, Transportation, Treasury, and the Attorney General’s Office have been collaborating…
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Toys R Us Employee Protests, At the Intersection of Employment and Bankruptcy Law

News of protests among the 33,000 Toys R Us employees impacted by the retail giant’s bankruptcy grabbed headlines last week. The Wayne, New Jersey-based institution announced the immediate closure of nearly 200 stores upon filing for bankruptcy last fall, and liquidation sales at the remaining 700+ stores are well underway. Employees are outraged by their…
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