In the February 2011 issue of the New Jersey eAuthority, we reported that the Assembly and the Senate each had passed a bill (S2493 and A3254) intended to strengthen the right of corporate directors and officers to receive indemnification for costs incurred during civil, criminal, administrative or investigative actions, suits or proceedings, arising from their activities on behalf of their corporations. On March 1, 2011, Governor Chris Christie signed the bill into law as P.L.2011, c.31. The statute, which went into effect immediately upon signing, provides that a director’s or officer’s right to indemnification or advancement of expenses, as set forth in a corporation’s certificate of incorporation or bylaws, may not be eliminated or weakened by amendments to the certificate of incorporation or bylaws after the occurrence of an act or omission, unless there is an explicit authorization at the time of the act or omission of the corporation’s right to retroactively eliminate or limit the applicable indemnification or advancement.
European Commission Adopts Two New Sets of Standard Contractual Clauses: What Employers Need to Know
On June 4, 2021, the European Commission adopted two new sets of standard contractual clauses (SCCs): one for data transfers from data controllers to data processors and one for data transfers from data exporters to data importers in the United States and other third countries. These new clauses update and replace the SCCs adopted in 2001, 2004, and 2010 that many employers currently use to legally transfer human resources (HR) data for employees based in the European Union (EU).
OSHA Enforcement for Respirable Crystalline Silica in Construction Standard, 2018-2019: By the Numbers
For construction employers anxious over how the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) and state plan states are enforcing the Respirable Crystalline Silica in Construction Standard, the last two calendar years of enforcement data provided by the agency offers some insight.
On June 26, 2014, the New Jersey legislature approved the most recent iteration (A1999) of the “Opportunity to Compete Act” (also referred to as the “Ban the Box” bill), which will now be sent to Governor Chris Christie for consideration. (We discussed previous versions of the bill in the March 2014 issue of the New Jersey eAuthority, among others.)