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Attention New Jersey Employers: It’s Time to Post the New Gender Equality Notice

Effective January 6, 2014, New Jersey employers with 50 or more employees (regardless of whether those employees work inside or outside of New Jersey) must conspicuously post The New Jersey Commissioner of Labor and Workforce Development’s recently issued official notice poster (“Notice”) in a place or places accessible to all workers, in eac...

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New Year Compliance: New Laws for New Jersey & New York in 2014

With the New Year fast approaching, employers in New Jersey and New York should be aware of several new state employment laws that will take effect in 2014. You can read the full post, view and subscribe to the blog by going to: www.hrlegalist.com.

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Deadline to Enroll in Health Insurance Coverage Extended through December 24

Along with stocking stuffers and gifts, last-minute Christmas shoppers have another item to put on their list: another chance to purchase health insurance coverage through the Federal Insurance Exchange.  The Obama Administration announced yesterday that consumers seeking health insurance coverage on a Federal Exchange to start on January 1, 2...

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Eight Tips for a Problem-Free Office Holiday Celebration

‘Tis the season for office holiday parties which, unfortunately, are often fraught with labor and employment issues. A wild office party akin to a “Mad Men”-esque soirée may have unfortunate legal consequences for an employer including claims of harassment, discrimination, negligence and other torts. The following tips will...

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The Cloud: Google Apps for Business and HIPAA Compliance

Does your company use Google Apps for Business? Are you a health care provider, health plan, or health care clearinghouse (“Covered Entity” or “Covered Entities”) subject to the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (“HIPAA”)? If you answered yes to these questions, you may need a business associate...

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Population Care Management – The Future of Health Care: An Interview with John M. Tedeschi, M.D.

John M. Tedeschi, M.D., a New Jersey pediatrician turned health care entrepreneur, admits he is “obsessed” with the ideals of the Affordable Care Act (the “ACA”): (1) increasing the quality of health care, (2) increasing patient access to and satisfaction with health care, and (3) decreasing the costs of health care. “...

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’Tis the Season To Review Holiday Pay Practices & Employee Requests for Time-Off

With Thanksgiving coinciding with Hanukkah this year and Christmas fast-approaching, employers should review carefully their obligations regarding requests for time-off and holiday pay practices.  Specifically, the latter requests often trigger employer responsibilities under the Fair Labor Standards Act (“FLSA”), Title VII of the ...

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Attention New Jersey Employers: Whistleblowers Are More Common Than You May Think

When you think about whistleblowers, you might think of Edward Snowden, who recently exposed the NSA’s surveillance program. While high profile cases often garner the most attention, whistleblowing statutes afford protections to all employees who report or object to illegal activity or misconduct even on a smaller scale. If you have operation...

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Investigating Employee Complaints of Workplace Bullying

Workplace bullying is once again receiving significant media attention after a Miami Dolphins offensive lineman, Jonathan Martin, lodged allegations of bullying and harassment by fellow lineman Richie Incognito and other unnamed teammates. While the National Football League investigates Martin's claims, the Dolphins have suspended Incognito pending...

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Election Day Consideration: Legal Risks Associated with a Politically Contentious Workplace

This year voters go to the polls to elect governors in Virginia and New Jersey, mayors in New York City, Boston, Detroit and other municipalities, and decide on a host of ballot issues across the country. With all of the excitement of Election Day, employees are sure to be engaging in political discussions in the workplace. Although politeness dict...

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