The end of the year, that is.  Although given the number of celebrity deaths in the last week, I think some people might be reading that headline a little more broadly.  We are not making doomsday predictions, however.

Back in the fall, we started a list of employment laws that were going to go into

The New Jersey Legislature has passed a bill (A2878/S1915) banning employers from asking applicants and employees for social media passwords or even if the person has a social media account.  It has not yet been signed by the Governor, so employers do not need to do anything yet.

We previously blogged about the bill on

Just in time to celebrate or commiserate the election of a new president depending on your politics, as of November 21, 2012, New Jersey employers will be required to have yet one more poster that reminds employees of their rights against gender discrimination.

New Jersey employers currently must post EEO notices under Title VII and

The EEOC reported some time ago that it had received a record number charges of discrimination for the fiscal year ending 2011 – almost 100,000 nationwide.  The EEOC has just released a report breaking down these charges by number and percentage state by state, and by nature of charge, giving us a good picture of

Employers in New Jersey should ignore the proposed legislation banning employers’ inquiries about employees’ Facebook and other social media at their own peril.

The bill, which NJ.Com reported passed an Assembly panel yesterday, bans employers from even asking if an employee possesses a social media account, in addition to the barring of requesting disclosure of

You may be forgiven if you thought that a hostile work environment was only created when an employee who was the target of racial, ethnic or gender slurs was a member of the race, ethnicity or gender that the slurs were directed at, i.e., a member of that particular "protected class."   

However, expanding the scope of  the New Jersey

In a decision that seems devoid of common sense, on June 1, the New Jersey Supreme Court held that refusing to renew the contracts of employees over the age of 70 based on their age violates the New Jersey Law Against Discrimination (NJLAD). The reason the decision lacks common sense is that the NJLAD specifically