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 […]

Jennifer Barr Before the NJ Supreme Court: Classification of Workers as Independent Contractors or Employees

              On Monday, March 14, 2022, Cooper Levenson partner Jennifer Barr argued before the New Jersey Supreme Court in a case that will decide whether her client East Bay Drywall, LLC properly classified its subcontractors as independent contractors rather than employees.               The case, East Bay Drywall LLC v Department of Labor and Workforce Development, […]

NJ Justices Pump Brakes on County Worker’s Retaliation Trial

See this Law360 article about a May 12, 2021 New Jersey Supreme Court decision in the matter of Allen v. Cape May County involving claims brought under New Jersey’s Conscientious Employee Protection Act. Allen v Cape May County – New Jersey Supreme Court Opinion May 12 2021 A-49-19 083295    

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, […]