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Don’t Be Spooked: New Jersey’s Paid Sick Leave Law Takes Effect on October 29, 2018

  Earlier this year, HR Legalist posted a blog entryabout the New Jersey Earned Sick Leave Law.  This new law takes effect on October 29, 2018 and requires most private sector employers in New Jersey to provide paid sick leave to its New Jersey employees.  But don’t let this scare you.  We’ve got some ghouls—I mean, tools—to hel...

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New Jersey Paid Sick Leave Bill Passes – How Will It Affect Your Organization?

On May 3, 2018, New Jersey became the tenth state to require employers to provide their employees with paid sick leave.  The new legislation, which will go into effect on October 29, 2018, preempts existing paid sick leave laws in 13 New Jersey municipalities, and introduces a statewide minimum amount of paid sick leave in the private sector....

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Ninth Circuit Upholds Class Arbitration Waivers in Reliance on Epic Systems

On September 25, 2018, the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals ended an aggressive five-year legal battle between Uber and its drivers regarding whether or not drivers should be considered employees versus independent contractors.  In O’Connor v. Uber, the court avoided the central issue of the proper classification of drivers by ruling that drive...

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From The Archives: Standby Guardianship Can Be An Important Part Of Estate Planning

Although Delaware’s Standby Guardianship Act became law nearly a decade ago, many are still unfamiliar with the concept.  This type of guardianship serves such an important purpose and is important to understand. Sadly, it seems as though everyone has been impacted by a friend, family member, or mentor who receives a terminal diagnosis and ...

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What Would Bond Do?

Recently Daniel Craig was ridiculed for carrying his weeks-old infant daughter in a papoose tied around his neck.  The negative comments, brought about by British Today star Piers Morgan, included the sentiment that by taking this action, Mr. Craig had been “emasculated.”  Perhaps Mr. Morgan believes the “tender years doctrine” still ...

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Start Spreadin’ the News: NYC’s “Cooperative Dialogue” Requirement for Accommodations is Effective Today

A spate of new state and local regulations is making it tougher to be an employer in the City That Never Sleeps.  As previously covered by HR Legalist, new requirements for sexual harassment policies went into effect across New York State on October 9, 2018, and burdensome new requirements for harassment-related training will go into effect sta...

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Adult Adoption In Delaware

Many families are built or extended through adoption. Most people are familiar with the purpose and nature of adoption – the creation of a permanent parent/child relationship between a child and the adopting parents.  When a child is adopted he or she is thereafter considered the child of the adopting parents and is entitled to the same ri...

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FDA Tackles the Escalating Medical Device Cybersecurity Threats

Cybersecurity and data breaches have been in public spotlight in the past several years as a result of recurring cyber-attacks on numerous organizations, business, its customers and communities in general. Media have been actively discussing cybersecurity trends and looking at the rise of identity technologies and web intelligence. According to ...

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New York State Harassment Training Deadline Extended to October 2019

As previously covered by HR Legalist, employers across New York State have until October 9, 2018,  to implement sexual harassment policies that meet specific minimum requirements defined in the law.  On Monday afternoon, the State of New York issued final guidance which granted employers a significant reprieve on the portion of the law governi...

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Delaware Prohibits Child Marriage

Earlier this year Delaware enacted House Bill 337 regarding child marriage. Previously, Delaware law allowed minors to marry if a Judge of the Family Court signed an order allowing the minor to marry. In rendering a decision the Judge was required to consider the best interest of the minor, the wishes of the minor and the minor’s parents/gu...

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