In Halpern v. Marion P. Thomas Charter School, 2013 WL 4607437 (N.J. App. Div. Aug. 30, 2013) (unpub.), the New Jersey Appellate Division held that a teacher had overcome the presumption of at-will employment by showing that she had a contract for a term of employment that, due to a drafting mistake, did not include “at-will” terminology and did not contain a termination clause. In the absence of such provisions, the intent of the parties was unclear and the school’s motion for summary judgment should have been denied.
A recent U.S. district court decision in Connecticut shows that drug testing applicants and employees in jurisdictions that authorize the use of legalized medical marijuana may present challenges.
Gibbs v. Caswell Massey, et al., 2009 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 23578, No. 07-cv-3604 (D.N.J., March 26, 2009) – The plaintiff in this action sued her former employer after she was terminated following a complicated pregnancy and numerous absences. She later sought to amend her complaint to add the company president and his assistant as individual
Capping a tumultuous session, the 88th Minnesota legislature, on the final day of the 2013 session, passed a bill, S.F. 778, which had long been sought by labor unions. The bill gives unions the right to organize private family child care providers and home health care providers who work independently…..