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|New Jersey's "Ban the Box" Law Takes Effect March 1, 2015|
David S. Kim, Salvador P. Simao; Ford & Harrison LLP;
February 27, 2015, previously published on February 20, 2015Executive Summary: The New Jersey Opportunity to Compete Act (the "Act"), known as the "Ban the Box" law, will go into effect on March 1, 2015. The Act prohibits employers from inquiring about an applicant's criminal background during the initial employment application process....
|Managing Retail Employer Risk and the Janitorial Services Contractor-Subcontractor Relationship|
Timothy L. Williams; Ford Harrison LLP;
February 25, 2015, previously published on February 17, 2015Executive Summary: Discount retailer Ross Stores, Inc.'s ("Ross") recent proposed settlement of a California labor law class action filed by immigrant and low wage subcontractors related to janitorial services performed in its Ross Dress for Less and dd's Discounts stores highlights...
|California Court Decision on Meal Breaks May Cause Health Care Industry To Go To Code Blue|
David L. Cheng; Ford Harrison LLP;
February 25, 2015, previously published on February 16, 2015Executive Summary: A new California Court of Appeal decision has invalidated a 22-year-old healthcare industry exception that had given the industry some flexibility with respect to how it provided its employees working extra-long shifts with meal breaks. The decision is expected to have serious...
|Boon to New Jersey Employers: State Supreme Court Confirms that Federal Faragher/Ellerth "Affirmative Defense" Now Applies to Sexual Harassment Claims Under State Law|
Mark A. Salomon; Ford Harrison LLP;
February 25, 2015, previously published on February 11, 2015Executive Summary: On February 11, 2015, New Jersey's Supreme Court formally decided an important issue left open for nearly two decades concerning New Jersey's Law Against Discrimination (LAD). In Aguas v. State of New Jersey, &under;&under; N.J. &under;&under;, No. 072467 (2015), the state's...
|Employee Personal Information - The Gift You Don’t Want To Give This Christmas|
Joshua J. Sudbury; Ford & Harrison LLP;
February 25, 2015, previously published on December 16, 2014You may have heard the news of the monumental data hack on Sony late last month, where several personal e-mails, rough cuts of movies, and screenplays were obtained and released without authorization by the media giant. According to several news outlets, the e-mails in particular reveal personal...
Brian J. Kurtz; Ford & Harrison LLP;
February 25, 2015, previously published on November 24, 2014Inspired by The Hunger Games trilogy, some employers may feel the urge to pile the employees onto a bus, head off site, and pit coworker against coworker in some form of physical competition under the guise of “team building.” Savvy employers are always looking for new and better ways...
|A Scar is Born|
Brian J. Kurtz; Ford & Harrison LLP;
February 25, 2015, previously published on November 11, 2014On The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon the other night, the host and Matthew McConaughey competed to see who could throw the most footballs at the other guy’s face. Not his physical face, of course, but glass plates printed with each guy’s face. Toward the end, McConaughey steps in...
|OCAHO Finds PEO Liable for Near Maximum I-9 Fines for False Employer Attestation Violations: Is Your Business Similarly Exposed?|
Geetha Adinata Nadiminti, Gordon M. Berger, Mary E. Pivec, Charles A. Roach; Ford Harrison LLP;
February 25, 2015, previously published on February 17, 2015Executive Summary: On January 20, 2015, Judge Ellen Thomas, a federal administrative law judge (ALJ) with the Office of the Chief Administrative Hearing Officer (OCAHO), a division of the Executive Office of Immigration Review within the U.S. Department of Justice, issued a decision in an employer...
|Marky Mark and the Convicted Bunch|
David S. Kim; Ford & Harrison LLP;
February 25, 2015, previously published on December 11, 2014Just last week, Mark Wahlberg filed a formal petition with the Commonwealth of Massachusetts seeking a pardon for his 1988 criminal convictions for assault and battery by a dangerous weapon and possession of marijuana, amongst others. These crimes occurred well before Wahlberg became the public...
|New York Court Refuses to Enforce Agreement's Covenant Not to Compete Where Employer Breached the Agreement First|
Mark A. Saloman, Michael D. Yim, Saima J. Zuberi; Ford & Harrison LLP;
February 25, 2015, previously published on February 19, 2015Executive Summary: The right to enforce a covenant not to compete may be lost when the employer first violates the terms of the same agreement, says a New York appeals court. In Fewer v. GFI Grp. Inc. et al., 124 A.D.3d 457, 2015 WL 176227 (First Dep't. Jan. 15, 2015), the Appellate Division...