New Jersey Governor Phil Murphy has unveiled a sweeping legislative proposal regarding harassment in the workplace, as well as in housing, public accommodations, and business relationships. The proposal would amend the NJ Law Against Discrimination (“NJLAD”) in numerous significant ways. The proposed legislation to a large extent mirrors that which has been introduced in several … Continue Reading
On May 2, 2016, Governor Chris Christie conditionally vetoed Bill S992, New Jersey’s equal pay bill. As discussed in our previous blog post, the bill passed in both houses of the New Jersey Legislature on March 14, 2016. For a more detailed discussion of the bill, please see our March 10, 2016 blog post. In … Continue Reading
On March 14, 2016, the New Jersey Assembly passed Bill A2750, a legislation aimed at closing the gender wage gap. For a more detailed discussion of the bill, please see our March 10, 2016 blog post. After passing in both Houses, the bill is now being considered by the Governor. We will continue to monitor … Continue Reading
On February 11, 2016, the New Jersey Senate passed Bill S992, which seeks to supplement New Jersey’s current equal pay law and amend the State’s Law Against Discrimination. As discussed in our previous blog post, similar laws went into effect in New York and California this year. On the Federal level, the EEOC announced in … Continue Reading
On October 21, 2015, Governor Andrew Cuomo signed a group of eight laws, called the Women’s Equality Agenda, which expand protections for women in the workplace in New York. The act will become effective on January 19, 2016. The new laws give stronger protections to employees by amending existing laws to provide expanded equal pay … Continue Reading
On April 20, New York City Mayor Bill DiBlasio signed a pair of bills designed to enhance the City Human Rights Commission’s investigative and enforcement efforts in the areas of employment and housing discrimination. The first of the two new laws requires the Commission to issue annual reports on the number and types of investigations … Continue Reading
The New Jersey Supreme Court has agreed to address whether a trial court erred in denying remittitur on a whopping $1.4 million award for emotional distress damages in a racial discrimination suit brought under the Law Against Discrimination. The defendants had argued before the trial court and the appellate division that the award “shocks the … Continue Reading
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