On May 20, a bill (A2818) was proposed for introduction that would require New Jersey employers to pay their employees while serving on jury duty. Details of the new bill have not yet been released.
Hicks v. Mulhallan, 2008 WL 1995143 (D.N.J. May 5, 2008) – Weighing in on the ongoing controversy regarding the proper classification of workers, the federal court here held that a driver working for a courier service was an independent contractor, not an employee, and thus, not entitled to protection under Title VII, the NJLAD, the
Los Angeles is once again in the spotlight as it implements changes in its laws that will impact many of its employers and their employees beginning July 1, 2016. On June 1, 2016, the City Council passed the Los Angeles Minimum Wage Ordinance (No. 184320), adopting both new minimum wage rules and paid sick leave benefits applicable to all employees who perform at least two hours of work in a particular week within the geographic boundaries of the City of Los Angeles.
On May 10, 2012, the Assembly introduced a bill (A2878) that seeks to prohibit employers from requiring current or prospective employees to disclose their user names or passwords for social networking sites (such as Facebook or Twitter). The bill further prohibits employers from asking current or prospective employees if they have an account or profile on a social networking website, and prohibits employers from requiring prospective employees to waive or limit any protection granted under the bill as a condition of applying for or receiving an offer of employment.