On June 28, the Senate introduced a bill (S2164) amending New Jersey’s existing statute (N.J.S.A. 34:8-68) pertaining to employee leasing companies. The current statute sets forth the various responsibilities and obligations for an employee leasing company and the provisions that must be included in an employee leasing agreement. Among other things, the proposed amendments: (1) establish a limited registration process for employee leasing companies domiciled and licensed in another state; (2) clarify that an employee leasing agreement shall not affect, modify or amend any contractual relationship or restrictive covenant between a covered employee and a client company, and that an employee leasing company shall have no responsibility or liability stemming from such a contractual relationship; (3) clarify that when a client company requires a covered employee to be licensed, registered, certified or undergo a criminal background check, that the covered employee is deemed solely an employee of the client company, and not an employee of the employee leasing company, for those purposes; and (4) provide that a client company, not an employee leasing company, is responsible for workplace safety issues and policies.
With all of the votes counted, Initiative 1433, which will raise the minimum wage and require paid sick leave throughout Washington, has passed by a fairly wide margin. The first substantial increase in the minimum wage begins on January 1, 2017, while the paid sick leave requirement goes into effect on January 1, 2018. Here are the key details about both the minimum wage increase and the paid sick leave requirements.
N.J. Supreme Court Clarifies Employer's Obligation to Offer Light Duty as a Reasonable Accommodation
Yesterday, the New Jersey Supreme Court issued its most definitive decision to date on the issue of reasonable accommodation of disabled employees under the New Jersey Law Against Discrimination (LAD).
On June 25, 2007, South Carolina Governor Mark Sanford signed into law a measure reforming workers’ compensation law in South Carolina. Senate Bill 332 (R163), which takes effect on July 1, 2007, applies to accidents and injuries occurring on or after that date (unless otherwise provided). The bill was reportedly passed in response to workers’