On July 14, 2014 the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) issued updated enforcement guidelines accompanied by a question and answer guide on pregnancy discrimination and related workplace issues (“the Guidance”). This is the first time in over 30 years that the EEOC has provided detailed insight on this subject and its guidance did not come … Continue Reading
Rhode Island has recently followed Connecticut in mandating paid sick time, and now bills pending in Massachusetts and Vermont may spread the requirement through New England. New York and the District of Columbia, as well as a number of cities, have also recently adopted similar requirements, and paid sick leave bills are pending, or campaigns … Continue Reading
Bills pending in Massachusetts and Vermont mandating paid sick time follow the precedent set by Rhode Island and Connecticut, potentially spreading the requirement through New England. New York and the District of Columbia recently also adopted similar requirements, and paid sick leave bills are pending, or campaigns to require them are under way, in 18 … Continue Reading
On January 29, 2014, the Mayor of Newark, New Jersey signed into law an Ordinance requiring employers to provide paid sick leave to their employees, effective May 29, 2014, or, for employees who are covered by a collective bargaining agreement (“CBA”), upon expiration of the current union contract. Similar laws have been enacted in the … Continue Reading
In the wake of Hurricane Sandy, Governor Christie signed a law making it easier for employees who are furloughed or laid off because of a “state of emergency” to meet eligibility requirements under New Jersey’s Family Leave Act or the Security and Financial Empowerment Act. Read this alert to learn more about the new law, … Continue Reading
The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit affirmed that an employer may discharge a driver sales representative who suffers from alcoholism for violating a return to work agreement (RWA) that prohibits the use of drugs or alcohol in Ostrowski v. Con-way Freight, Inc., No. 12-3800, 2013 WL 5814131 (3d Cir. Oct. 30, 2013). … Continue Reading
In the recent decision in United States v. Windsor, the U.S. Supreme Court struck down the federal law that defined “marriage” as a legal union between one man and one woman as husband and wife, and “spouse” as a person of the opposite sex who is a husband or a wife. These definitions, codified in … Continue Reading
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