Governor Murphy Signs Executive Order To Certify Businesses as LGBTQ+-Owned

Executive Order 295 signed on May 3 by Governor Phil Murphy directs the establishment of a certification program for LGBTQ+ – owned businesses Governor Murphy signed an Executive Order yesterday, May 3, 2022, directing the establishment of a certification program for LGBTQ+ – owned businesses.  Such certification will allow businesses who obtain the certification to […]

Amy Rudley to Headline Free Employer Webinar on LGBTQ Rights in the Workplace

PRESS RELEASE – Atlantic City, N.J.- Amy E. Rudley of Cooper Levenson, Attorneys at Law, will headline a free webinar, “LGBTQ Employees and Workplace Discrimination: What Employers Need to Know,” on Wed., Jan. 13, 2021 from 10-11 a.m. on Zoom. The webinar is part of the HR Law Series presented by the Cape May County […]

Five Employment Defense Litigation Tips For Managing Underperforming Employees

Amy Rudley, Esq.November 10, 2020 Issue Clear Discipline   You are probably not thinking about your employee’s termination, and their possible lawsuit, on the day you issue their first written discipline.   However, the Statute of Limitations for most employment law claims is two years.  That means, if your employee eventually sues you, it will likely […]

U.S. Supreme Court Extends Protection to LGBTQ Employees Throughout the United States

In Bostock v. Clayton County, the United States Supreme Court was asked to consider whether lawful protections based on an individual’s sex, under Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, also includes protection from discrimination based on gender identity and sexual orientation.  In a landmark decision, the Supreme Court said yes. On Monday, […]

Will COVID-19 Be a Valid Defense to Accidental Wage and Hour Violations?

While focused on the challenges of operation during this time, many employers have relaxed their usual internal office recordkeeping and timekeeping procedures.  Further complicating matters is that by virtue of the Governor’s Executive Order many companies have non-exempt employees working from home.  Despite the Government’s strong direction to conduct work from home, employers have received […]