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Adobe PDFThird Circuit Says FTC Can Regulate Corporate Cybersecurity Policies
Nicole Joy Leibman; Sills Cummis & Gross P.C.;
Legal Alert/Article
September 2, 2015, previously published on August 2015
On August 24, 2015, the Third Circuit issued a precedential ruling affirming the District Court of New Jersey’s denial of Wyndham Worldwide Corporation’s (“Wyndham”) motion to dismiss a suit filed against it by the FTC. In the action, the FTC alleged that Wyndham’s...

 

Adobe PDFA Trifecta of Wage and Hour Developments: A Mixed Bag for Employers
Charles H. Kaplan, Galit Kierkut, Jill Turner Lever, David I. Rosen; Sills Cummis & Gross P.C.;
Legal Alert/Article
August 13, 2015, previously published on August 11, 2015
Given three critical recent developments in the area of wage and hour law, employers are well-advised to examine their wage and hour practices to ensure compliance and stay tuned for updates. An employer’s violation of wage and hour law, even if inadvertent, can be extremely costly.

 

Adobe PDFSeventh Circuit Revives Neiman Marcus Data Breach Case
Nicole Joy Leibman; Sills Cummis & Gross P.C.;
Legal Alert/Article
August 7, 2015, previously published on July 22, 2015
On July 20, 2015, the Seventh Circuit issued a precedential ruling reviving claims against Neiman Marcus brought by a proposed class action that alleges the high-end retailer failed to protect customer data and debit card information that was stolen by hackers. The decision in Remijas v. Neiman...

 

Adobe PDF“Watchdog” Employees Are Entitled to Same Protections as Other Employees under New Jersey’s Whistleblower Statute
Charles H. Kaplan, Galit Kierkut, Joseph V. Manney, David I. Rosen; Sills Cummis & Gross P.C.;
Legal Alert/Article
August 7, 2015, previously published on July 24, 2015
New Jersey employers must proceed with great caution when disciplining “watchdog” employees, such as employees responsible for ensuring company compliance with laws and regulations. In Lippman v. Ethicon, Inc., the New Jersey Supreme Court recently held that claims brought by watchdog...

 

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 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:...

 


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