Employer Posting Requirements

10337425_sThe Department of Labor has issued guidance for employers on the FMLA.  The Employer’s Guide to the Family and Medical Leave Act attempts to walk employers through the FMLA process, starting with determining who is a covered employer and going through employer obligations when employees request leave.  The Guide should be a valuable resource for

In recent years the issue of the so-called “gender gap” in employee wages has, pardon the use of this word, “engendered” strong feeling on the part of the labor and business communities.  Proponents of the gender gap theory maintain that the data is clear that women earn, on average, 79 cents per dollar that is

17347130_sJust when we reported that Pittsburgh employers have gotten a reprieve from sick leave laws, New Jersey employers have yet another sick leave law with which to contend.

On December 16, 2015, the New Brunswick City Council passed Ordinance 121501 which will require New Brunswick employers to provide paid sick leave to employees.  That means

For those of you who have lost count or lost track of effective dates of local ordinances, the following New Jersey municipalities have passed paid sick leave laws:

  • Bloomfield, effective June 30, 2015
  • East Orange, effective January 7, 2015;
  • Irvington, effective January 8, 2015;
  • Jersey City, effective January 24, 2014;
  • Montclair, effective March 4, 2015;

7282049_sJust a friendly reminder that New York City’s Earned Sick Time Act goes into effect today.  Employers with 5 or more employees must offer employees who work in NYC up to 5 days of paid leave per year.  Employees do not have to be permanently scheduled in NYC to earn sick time under the law.  

The Civil Rights Bureau of the New York Attorney General’s office has just announced the settlement and discontinuance of an investigation into an upstate nursing home where the AG sought to determine “whether the [nursing home] accommodated and acceded to the racially discriminatory preferences of patients by making reassignments of nurses on the basis of

Philadelphia has joined New York City and New Jersey, who recently passed new laws protecting pregnant employees. (See our September 25, 2013 and January 27, 2014 posts for details about those laws).

21246717_sOn January 20, 2014, Mayor Nutter  signed into a law Bill No. 130687, an ordinance amending the local law against discrimination and