On May 31, 2012, the New Jersey Senate unanimously passed a bill (S1121) aimed at assessing a higher unemployment insurance rate on employers with markedly lower Employer Reserve Ratios (i.e., those employers with more former employees collecting unemployment). Whereas the current rate cap is set at 7%, if signed into law, that cap would increase on a sliding scale up to 9%. The bill now awaits Assembly consideration.
Lawmakers in Maine closed out the 2019 legislative session with a flurry of activity. Legislators passed more than 500 bills this year, including 50 on the final day, with many targeting the state’s employment laws.
The Final Regulations implementing the ADA Amendments Act (ADAAA) signed into law by President George W. Bush on September 25, 2008, were issued by the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) and published in the Federal Register on March 25, 2011. The Final Regulations come after review of more than 600 public comments concerning the Proposed
With little fanfare and seemingly even less reaction from employers, Title II of the Genetic Information Nondiscrimination Act (GINA) took effect on November 21, 2009. Title II generally prohibits employers, employment agencies and unions from collecting employees’ or applicants’ genetic information – which specifically includes family medical history. The law also precludes any type of