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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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 PDFEEOC Cracks Down on Wellness Programs
Charles H. Kaplan, Galit Kierkut, David I. Rosen, Damon W. Silver; Sills Cummis & Gross P.C.;
Legal Alert/Article
February 6, 2015, previously published on October 2014
Many employers, especially in light of regulations promulgated under the Affordable Care Act (“ACA”), have instituted “participatory wellness programs” and “health-contingent wellness programs.” The former may include programs that reward employees for attending...

 

Adobe PDFNew Jersey Appellate Division Reverses Exercise of Personal Jurisdiction Over Foreign Manufacturer
Charles J. Falletta, Beth S. Rose; Sills Cummis & Gross P.C.;
Legal Alert/Article
February 6, 2015, previously published on November 2014
Several years ago, the U.S. Supreme Court reversed the New Jersey Supreme Court’s exercise of personal jurisdiction over a foreign manufacturer in J. McIntyre Machinery, Ltd. v. Nicastro, 131 S. Ct. 2780 (2011). In Nicastro, the U.S. Supreme Court reviewed New Jersey’s exercise of...

 


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