Stephanie Farrell to speak at Cape May County Chamber February 9, 2018

Stephanie Farrell will present “Sexual Harassment 101” for business owners and managers at the Cape May County Chamber’s Feb. 9 educational session. The seminar will be held at the Atlantic Cape Community College, Cape May Court House Campus, 341 Court House-South Dennis Road, Cape May Court House, N.J. from 8:30 a.m. until 11:30 a.m. The … Continue reading “Stephanie Farrell to speak at Cape May County Chamber February 9, 2018”

HARVEY WEINSTEIN, KEVIN SPACEY, AND YOUR BUSINESS

By: Russell L. Lichtenstein, Esquire             If you have begun to read this piece, even without a subtitle you know what it is about.  In the weeks since the Harvey Weinstein story broke in the national media, the subjects of sexual misconduct, sexual harassment and sexual assault in the workplace have become a headline of … Continue reading “HARVEY WEINSTEIN, KEVIN SPACEY, AND YOUR BUSINESS”

Wage History Questions in New Jersey May Soon Be History

Employers routinely ask applicants for prior salary history when vetting prospective new employees and determining appropriate employment offers. However, a bill passed the New Jersey State Assembly in May 2017 and the State Senate on Monday forbidding New Jersey employers from asking this question of their applicants. This bill will not become the law of … Continue reading “Wage History Questions in New Jersey May Soon Be History”

*URGENT UPDATE* Changes to FLSA Federally Mandated Minimum Salary Halted by Court

by Amy E. Rudley, Esquire I published an e-mail blast on Monday regarding the doubling of exempt employee minimum salaries effective December 1, 2016. On Tuesday, November 22, 2016, Judge Amos L. Mazzant of the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Texas granted an Emergency Motion for Preliminary Injunction, halting the implementation … Continue reading “*URGENT UPDATE* Changes to FLSA Federally Mandated Minimum Salary Halted by Court”

HR Seminar Explores Difficult Decisions in Unemployment, Severance and Everything In-Between

Cooper Levenson’s Russell L. Lichtenstein was a featured presenter at the New Jersey Business and Industry Association (NJBIA) seminar, Difficult Decisions: Unemployment, Severance & Everything In-Between, Friday, June 24, 8:30 a.m. – 1 p.m. at Forsgate Country Club, 375 Forsgate Drive, Monroe, N.J. This half-day seminar provided an overview of the impact of the unemployment … Continue reading “HR Seminar Explores Difficult Decisions in Unemployment, Severance and Everything In-Between”

The Rights of Unpaid Interns

By Justin A. Britton, Esq. For employers who offer them, unpaid internships are a win-win for both the business and the intern. The intern receives job training in a company that might even hire him or her in the future. The company gets an enthusiastic worker who is interested in the business and whom they … Continue reading “The Rights of Unpaid Interns”

Time Off for Seasonal Employees?

Time Off for Seasonal Employees? By Justin A. Britton, Esq. You hired seasonal employees to help to boost your business during busy season. These temporary workers are there to help you meet increased work demands. Therefore, it may seem unusual, and even contrary to the idea of seasonal employment, that they would want time off. … Continue reading “Time Off for Seasonal Employees?”

Amy Rudley article published in NJ Police Chief Magazine

The New Jersey Supreme Court issued a very significant decision on Wednesday regarding Sexual Harassment vicarious liability for employers. In Aguas v. New Jersey, the Court ruled that there is an affirmative defense available to employers where the employer exercised reasonable care “to prevent and correct promptly any sexually harassing behavior.” The Court stated that … Continue reading “Amy Rudley article published in NJ Police Chief Magazine”

New Defense for Employers in Sexual Harassment Claims

The New Jersey Supreme Court issued a very significant decision on Wednesday regarding Sexual Harassment vicarious liability for employers. In Aguas v. New Jersey, the Court ruled that there is an affirmative defense available to employers where the employer exercised reasonable care “to prevent and correct promptly any sexually harassing behavior.” The Court stated that … Continue reading “New Defense for Employers in Sexual Harassment Claims”

The Opportunity to Compete Act

Date: 12/31/2014 Publication: Website CooperLevenson Publication: Website Summary: Starting in March, employers will no longer be able to ask about criminal history during the initial hiring process in New Jersey. That is the result of the New Jersey Opportunity to Compete Act signed into law by Governor Christie this past August. Employers will still be … Continue reading “The Opportunity to Compete Act”