In two companion cases, Perez v. Zagami, LLC, A-36-12 (May 21, 2014), and Cottrell v. Zagami, A-5-13 (May 21, 2014), the New Jersey Supreme Court confirmed that the New Jersey Civil Rights Act (NJCRA) offers no private cause of action against individuals except for those who are acting under color of law. The Court ruled that while the Attorney General retains the authority to bring non-“color of law” claims, a private claim under the NJCRA requires the presence of state action. While private employment claims under the NJCRA are rare to date, following Zagami, they should become nonexistent.
Clinton: Federal Government Will Challenge Arizona Immigration Law; Other States Contemplate Similar Laws
Secretary of State Hilary Rodham Clinton indicated in a televised June 8 interview that the Obama Administration will be suing the state of Arizona over its recently-passed immigration law (see the May 2010 issue of the Immigration eAuthority). Reports of Clinton’s comments began to surface last week. There has been no other official confirmation or
On Sunday, November 6 at 2:00 a.m., daylight saving time will end and in most states clocks will be set back one hour. As it does every year, this change presents a challenge for employers whose non-exempt employees are working during that time. This wage and hour issue will affect all employers that employ non-exempt
Despite its well-deserved reputation as an employee-friendly jurisdiction, the District of Columbia is absent from the list of “blue states” that have adopted legislation limiting the use of noncompete agreements. Over the last few years, states such as Illinois, Maryland, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, Oregon, Rhode Island, Virginia, and Washington have enacted such laws.