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Just the “FAQS” on the “Opportunity to Compete” Act

Effective March 1, 2015, many New Jersey employers will be prohibited from making inquiries into an applicant’s criminal record on employment applications. The following is a brief list of Frequently Asked Questions concerning the new Opportunity to Compete or “Ban the Box” law. 1. Does the law apply to all New Jersey employers? No. The…
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The New York City Paid Sick Leave Law – Just The FAQs

Effective April 1, 2014, businesses with a New York City office that have 20 or more employees working out of such office are required to provide five paid sick days per calendar year to their employees.  (The law will expand to employers with 15 or more employees starting October 1, 2015.)   Businesses with fewer employees…
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Employment Hiring Practices: Simple Mistakes, Costly To Fix

The consequences of failing to develop employment-hiring materials can be devastating. So why do many employers fail to develop a basic set of documents governing the employment relationship with new hires? Howard Matalon notes that although employment documents can be developed in a very cost-effective manner, many employers fail to give consideration to such documents…
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Social Media and the Workplace

No one wants to lose his or her job over a Facebook post. However, most employees also do not think twice before griping about a boss in a status update, or posting a picture from last Friday night on a coworker’s wall. While free speech has historically been protected in the United States, there can also be…
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