On January 20, 2011, the Senate introduced a bill (S2580) that would require employers to provide additional information to workers each time the worker becomes unemployed (whether temporary or permanently). Currently, employers are required to provide the New Jersey Department of Labor’s BC-10 form, which provides information to individuals on how to claim unemployment benefits upon termination of employment. If passed, the new bill would also require employers to: 1) provide the date upon which the worker becomes unemployed, and if the unemployment is temporary, to the extent possible, the date upon which the worker is expected to be recalled to work; and 2) notify the individual that he or she may lose some or all benefits if he or she fails to file an unemployment claim in a timely manner.
While the anti-retaliation provision of Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 does not prohibit all employer action after an employee has filed a discrimination charge or lawsuit, it precludes employers from taking an action that might dissuade a reasonable employee from making or supporting a discrimination charge……
New California Law Protects Victims, Witnesses, and Employers From Damages to Alleged Sexual Harassers’ Reputations
On July 9, 2018, California Governor Jerry Brown signed Assembly Bill 2770 (AB 2770) into law. The new statute amends California Civil Code Section 47, which designates certain communications as “privileged,” meaning that individuals cannot be liable for defamation (including libel and slander) based on those communications.
In a case that “tests the limits of an employer’s attendance policy,” a federal appellate court recently upheld the dismissal of a lawsuit brought by a nurse who requested a waiver from her employer’s five-unplanned-absence limit. According to the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals, given the importance of regular attendance by a worker in the