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, […]

Planning to get back to business after COVID-19 : Q & A

May 13, 2020Russell L. Lichtenstein Q: I am about to begin to open my business and have reached out to my staff to bring them back to work.  A couple of my employees have indicated to me that they are better off receiving unemployment benefits than coming back to work.  Another employee has advised me […]

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 […]