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Adobe PDFNew Jersey Supreme Court Holds That Employee May Be Prosecuted Criminally for Taking Employer’s Documents for Purpose of Discrimination Litigation
Charles H. Kaplan, Galit Kierkut, Joseph V. Manney, David I. Rosen; Sills Cummis & Gross P.C.;
Legal Alert/Article
July 14, 2015, previously published on June 2015
A recent New Jersey Supreme Court decision will likely make employees think twice before taking confidential documents from their employer in order to support a discrimination lawsuit against their employer. In State v. Saavedra, the Court made it abundantly clear that an employee who engages in...

 

Adobe PDFAbercrombie U.S. Supreme Court Decision and NYC Legislation Limit Employer Practices
Charles H. Kaplan, Galit Kierkut, Joseph V. Manney, David I. Rosen; Sills Cummis & Gross P.C.;
Legal Alert/Article
June 24, 2015, previously published on May/June 2015
Employers must be vigilant in ensuring that their hiring and employment practices and policies are lawful, in light of a recent U.S. Supreme Court decision and newly enacted New York City laws. Not only do these recent developments affect the way in which employers must handle religious...

 

Adobe PDFEEOC Proposes Rule on Employee Wellness Programs
Charles H. Kaplan, Galit Kierkut, Joseph V. Manney, David I. Rosen; Sills Cummis & Gross P.C.;
Legal Alert/Article
May 20, 2015, previously published on April 2015
The Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (“EEOC”) has issued a notice of proposed rulemaking (“NPRM”) regarding employee wellness programs. The proposed rule outlines and clarifies requirements that an employee wellness program must meet to comply with the Americans with...

 

Adobe PDFThe New Jersey Supreme Court Puts Teeth Back Into The “Net Opinion” Rule
Vincent R. Lodato, Beth S. Rose; Sills Cummis & Gross P.C.;
Legal Alert/Article
May 20, 2015, previously published on April 2015
Although the New Jersey Supreme Court has not yet adopted the federal Daubert standard regarding the admissibility of expert testimony, New Jersey evidence rules still require trial courts to serve an important gatekeeping function when it comes to the use of expert testimony in trials. Rule 703 of...

 

Adobe PDFRecent Developments Illustrate the Need to Regularly Review Employee Handbooks
Galit Kierkut, David I. Rosen; Sills Cummis & Gross P.C.;
Legal Alert/Article
April 24, 2015, previously published on March 2015
A recent report from the General Counsel of National Labor Relations Board (“NLRB”) as well as decisions from the New Jersey Appellate Division and the United States Supreme Court illustrate why employers - both unionized and union-free - should review their employee handbooks and...

 

Adobe PDFNYC Employers: Beware of the City’s Earned Sick Time Act
Charles H. Kaplan, Galit Kierkut, Jill Turner Lever, David I. Rosen; Sills Cummis & Gross P.C.;
Legal Alert/Article
March 27, 2015, previously published on February 2015
As we have advised in prior alerts, New York City enacted last year the New York City Earned Sick Time Act (“ESTA” or the “Act”). Effective in its original version on April 1, 2014 and subsequently amended to expand its reach, ESTA applies to virtually all private employers...

 

Adobe PDFNew Jersey Adopts the "ABC" Test for Independent Contractors and OSHA Announces New Reporting and Recordkeeping Rules for U.S. Employers
Charles H. Kaplan, Galit Kierkut, David I. Rosen; Sills Cummis & Gross P.C.;
Legal Alert/Article
March 27, 2015, previously published on January 2015
In a recent decision with significant implications for New Jersey employers, the New Jersey Supreme Court held in Hargrove v. Sleepy’s that the so-called “ABC” test governs the classification of employees and independent contractors under two key New Jersey employment statutes:...

 

Adobe PDFNew Jersey Supreme Court Bars Ex Parte Judicial Communication with Jurors
Amy M. Handler, Beth S. Rose; Sills Cummis & Gross P.C.;
Legal Alert/Article
March 27, 2015, previously published on February 2015
“Oh, to have been a fly on that jury room wall...” After the entry of a jury verdict, following months or, in many instances, years of litigation, this thought is not uncommon among most attorneys and their clients. It is a natural reaction to want to discover the “whys”...

 

Adobe PDFNew York State Employers Do Not Need to Distribute Annual Wage Rate Notices to Employees This Month
Charles H. Kaplan, Galit Kierkut, David I. Rosen; Sills Cummis & Gross P.C.;
Legal Alert/Article
March 27, 2015, previously published on January 2015
On December 29, 2014, Governor Cuomo signed a bill amending the New York Wage Theft Protection Act (the “WTPA”) to, among other things, eliminate the requirement that New York State employers provide annual wage rate notices to existing employees between January 1 and February 1 of each...

 

Adobe PDFDocuments Prepared by Hospitals and other Healthcare Facilities during the Investigation and Evaluation of an Adverse Event Are Privileged under New Jersey’s Patient Safety Act
Vincent R. Lodato, Beth S. Rose; Sills Cummis & Gross P.C.;
Legal Alert/Article
February 6, 2015, previously published on October 2014
If you are defending a product liability case in New Jersey, don’t count on obtaining through discovery documents reflecting a healthcare institution’s investigation of an adverse medical event. In C.A. v. Bentolila, No. A-32-2012, 2014 N.J. LEXIS 921 (N.J. Sep. 29, 2014), the New...

 


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