As also reported in the February 2011 issue of the New Jersey eAuthority, Governor Christie conditionally vetoed a bill (A3359) that would make it illegal for employers to publish advertisements which prohibit unemployed New Jersey residents from applying for vacant positions. On February 17, 2011, the Assembly concurred in the Governor’s recommendations to that bill, which included a reduction of the penalties for offenses to $1,000 for the first offense and $5,000 for each subsequent offense, and which required a finding that a violation was “knowingly or purposefully” committed before penalties may be imposed. The bill now awaits review in the Senate.
New Jersey Appellate Division Holds That the NJLAD Prohibits Discrimination Against Employees in the Process of Being Divorced
In Smith v. Millville Rescue Squad, 2014 WL 2894924 (App. Div. June 27, 2014), the Appellate Division held that the New Jersey Law Against Discrimination’s (NJLAD) prohibition against discrimination based on “marital status” encompasses discrimination against individuals who are in the process of being divorced. The Appellate Court’s decision thereby broadens the NJLAD’s scope of “marital status.”
New York Department of Labor Now Allows Employers to Prepare their Own Forms to Comply with Notice and Acknowledgment of Pay Requirements
As we reported in last month’s issue, New York employers are now required to give all newly hired non-exempt employees written notice of their hourly rate, overtime pay rate, and regular payday, and all newly hired exempt employees written notice of their rate of pay and their regular payday.
Super Bowl Sunday might feel familiar this year with New England making its third consecutive appearance. However, this year’s big game is anything but ordinary as it is the first Super Bowl where sports betting is legal in the United States outside of Nevada.