ATTENTION NEW JERSEY EMPLOYERS: CERTAIN TEMPORARY WORKERS GET PERMANENT PROTECTIONS

By Rachel H. Khedouri, Esq. On February 6, 2023, Governor Murphy signed Assembly Bill 1474 – known as the “Temporary Workers’ Bill of Rights” – which had been championed by labor and immigrant advocates to provide equal pay protections for certain workers placed by “temporary help service firms” in temporary roles at third-party client employers. The […]

ATTENTION NEW YORK EMPLOYERS: ARE YOU PAYING MANUAL WORKERS ON A TIMELY BASIS?

By Rachel H. Khedouri, Esq. and Sharina Rodriguez, Esq “Pay frequency” lawsuits have become a cottage industry in New York in recent years. The trend began following the 2019 Appellate Division decision in Vega v. CM & Assoc. Constr. Mgmt., LLC, in which the court held that workers have a private right of action for claims […]

ATTENTION NEW JERSEY EMPLOYERS: NEW JERSEY HAS APPROVED MANDATORY SEVERANCE PAY AND 90-DAY REQUIREMENTS FOR MASS LAYOFFS

Rachel H. Khedouri, Esq. Nearly three years ago on January 28, 2020, we reported (HERE) that the New Jersey legislature made significant changes to the Millville Dallas Airmotive Plant Job Loss Notification, or “mini-WARN” Act imposing significant new obligations on companies during mass layoffs, plant closings or transfers of operations. These changes originally were set […]

ATTENTION EMPLOYERS: ARE NONCOMPETES GOING THE WAY OF THE DODO BIRD?

By Kirsten M. Grossman, Esq. and Rachel H. Khedouri, Esq. Update: The Federal Trade Commission’s proposed Non-Compete Clause Rule was published in the Federal Register on January 19, 2023. The public comment period was extended to April 19, 2023. In July 2021, President Biden issued his Executive Order on Promoting Competition in the American Economy […]

ATTENTION NEW YORK EMPLOYERS: HOSPITALITY AND TRANSPORTATION BUSINESSES HAVE NEW TRAINING AND POSTING REQUIREMENTS RELATING TO PREVENTION OF HUMAN TRAFFICKING

By Rachel H. Khedouri, Esq. January is National Slavery and Human Trafficking Prevention Month. In New York – which ranks fourth in the country for prevalence of human trafficking – Governor Hochul has signed a package of eight new laws in connection with the State’s efforts to prevent human trafficking and provide support and resources […]

ATTENTION EMPLOYERS: CONGRESS ENACTS NEW FEDERAL PROTECTIONS FOR PREGNANT AND NURSING WORKERS (CALIFORNIA)

By Stacy L. Fode and Rachel H. Khedouri, Esq. CALIFORNIA On December 29, 2022, President Biden signed the 2023 Consolidated Appropriations Act (“CAA”). Along with providing $1.7 trillion in discretionary funding for federal agencies, the CAA adds two significant legislative initiatives expanding protections for pregnant and nursing employees: (1) the Providing Urgent Maternal Protections for […]

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