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September 2015

Denying Transgenders Access to Bathroom Facilities Constitutes Discrimination

2017-02-24T16:33:24-04:00September 18th, 2015|Employment Law, JMS Employment Guidance|

Carmen Carrera is an actress and model. Lynn Conway is a recognized computer scientist. Caroline Cossey was a Bond girl in the movie "For Your Eyes Only." Amanda Simpson, appointed by President Obama, currently serves as the Executive Director of the U.S. Army Office of Energy Initiatives. What do these people have in common? [...]

August 2015

A Warning about the WARN Act

2017-01-02T17:00:50-04:00August 18th, 2015|Employment Law, JMS Employment Guidance|

By Christopher Billups (Summer Intern) and Rich Meisner On June 24, 2015, a law firm in Mountainside, New Jersey (Zucker, Goldberg & Ackerman LLC) announced that it will official close its doors on August 24, 2015, which will put approximately 300 employees out of work. The law firm filed a WARN notice with the New [...]

Appellate Court Re-affirms Employer-employee Arbitration Agreements

2017-01-02T17:00:50-04:00August 18th, 2015|Employment Law, JMS Employment Guidance|

By Tom Jardim Disgruntled employees often ask these kinds of questions: “Those awful things that he said about me in my annual review just aren’t true.  Is that allowed?” “I was more qualified and better at my job than everyone else in my department, but I got fired.  Is that legal?” “Yes, I signed that arbitration [...]

July 2015

Criminal Sanctions May Materialize for Employees Who Resort to Work-Place ‘Self-Help’

2017-01-02T17:00:51-04:00July 2nd, 2015|Business Law, Employment Law, JMS Employment Guidance|

By Brigette N. Eagan and Seth Rudnitsky, Law Clerk On June 23, 2015, the Supreme Court of New Jersey affirmed a criminal indictment for theft against an employee who took documents belonging to her employer.  The documents were to be used by the employee to support claims of discrimination and retaliation […]

Don’t Block the Box … or Rather, Get Rid of the Box Entirely

2017-01-02T17:00:51-04:00July 2nd, 2015|Employment Law, JMS Employment Guidance, News|

By Tom Jardim On March 1, 2015, New Jersey's "Opportunity to Compete Act"  went into effect.  This law, signed by Governor Chris Christie on August 11, 2014, prohibits companies with 15 or more employees from obtaining information from job applicants about their criminal records. As of this writing, 17 states and over 100 cities and [...]

June 2015

May 2015