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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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Obermayer’s Dove Burns to Chair #MeToo Panel at PLUS International Conference

Dove A.E. Burns will be the Chair of a panel titled “Everything is D&O (but didn’t use to be)/#MeToo,” at the 2018 PLUS International Conference, which will take place from November 7th to the 9th in San Diego, California. The panel will address the #MeToo movement from a shareholder/board perspective while also addressing it’s influe...

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Obermayer’s Dove A.E. Burns to Present on Medical Marijuana Concerns at Inaugural Government Liability ExecuSummit

Obermayer attorney and partner Dove A.E. Burns will be co-presenting “Medical Marijuana Concerns Facing Public Sector Employers,” at the Inaugural Government Liability ExecuSummit on Tuesday, October 23. The ExecuSummit is an educational event specifically designed for professionals to discuss emerging issues and trends in government liability...

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Obermayer’s Colleen O’Donnell to be Panelist on ADA Update CLE

Colleen O’Donnell, Esquire, will present for the Pennsylvania Bar Institute (PBI) CLE course on October 25, 2018, titled “ADA Update: Reasonable Accommodation in the Workplace,” O’Donnell will discuss EEOC guidance on accommodating certain disabilities, best practices for obtaining medical information, when accommodations are not required, ...

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Dove Burns Named 2018 Connecticut Super Lawyer®

Obermayer attorney and partner Dove A.E. Burns has been named one of the 2018 Connecticut Super Lawyers by SuperLawyers.com for her practice in labor and employment law. To be a Super Lawyer, candidates are measured against 12 indicators of peer recognition and professional achievement. Winners of the award, including Burns, will be featured in...

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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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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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Pratt Raises Close to $2,000 for York YWCA

Attorney and Partner Benjamin L. Pratt participated in the York YWCA’s Walk a Mile in Her Shoes® fundraiser. This event raises money for victims of sexual violence and gender discrimination.  The fundraiser asked men and boys to walk a mile in high-heeled shoes in downtown York, and women were encouraged to participate as well. The walk, which...

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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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