Nini v. Mercer Cty. Community College, No. A-13/14-09 (N.J., June 1, 2010) – The New Jersey Law Against Discrimination (NJLAD) excludes from the definition of unlawful age discrimination “refusing to accept for employment or [promoting] any person over 70 years of age.” In this matter, the Supreme Court affirmed the Appellate Division’s April 2009 decision holding that a contract nonrenewal is equivalent to a termination, and therefore, is not covered by the NJLAD’s “over 70 exception” (see the May 2009 issue of the New Jersey eAuthority). Therefore, if a plaintiff’s contract nonrenewal is based upon age, it is a violation of the NJLAD.
Happy International Women’s Day! At a time when women around the globe are proudly asserting their rights to be free from discrimination and harassment at work, here is a quick rundown of some laws in the Asia-Pacific (APAC) region affecting female employees.
A recent interim policy memorandum, released by the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS), clarifies the degree completion requirements for the 17-month extension of Optional Practical Training (OPT) available to F-1 students enrolled in Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM) degree programs. The memorandum concludes that F-1 students engaging in post-completion OPT are eligible for a 17-month STEM extension even if they have not completed the thesis or equivalent requirement for their STEM degree.
When Titans Clash: California Whistleblower Protections Trump Law on Review of Internal Hospital Staff Privilege Procedures
Health care employers face myriad challenges in complying with numerous laws—with physician hospital staff privileges and whistleblower issues not least among them. On the privileges side, a well-developed body of law provides rigid requirements on both sides of the employer-hospital relationship. On the whistleblower side, claims continue to expand and…..