A bill (S2496) recently was introduced that would establish the “Back to Work NJ Program.” The program is designed to encourage qualified employers to take on eligible unemployed New Jersey residents for a maximum of 24 hours per week for up to six weeks of unpaid, on-the-job training. During the period of on-the-job training, the trainee will continue to be eligible for unemployment benefits as well as up to $100 per week to help with costs related to taking part in the program (e.g., transportation, clothing, child care, etc.). The bill also sets forth detailed requirements for employers and individuals who wish to participate in the program.
The final post in this three-part series on U.K. employment laws covers the withholding and immigration obligations facing U.K. employers. Tax and National Insurance Under the U.K. Pay-As-You-Earn (PAYE) withholding system, employees are required to have income tax and social security, known as employees’ National Insurance Contributions (NICs) deducted by the employer…..
In a very divided 5-3 ruling, the U.S. Supreme Court held this morning that employees may bring so-called “disparate impact” claims under the federal statute prohibiting age discrimination. According to the majority opinion, Congress’ use of similar language in the Age Discrimination in Employment Act (ADEA) as was included in Title VII of the Civil
San Leandro, California Enacts ‘Hazard Pay’ Ordinance for Large-Chain Retail Food Workers, Including Retail Drug Stores
On February 16, 2021, the City Council of San Leandro, California, passed an ordinance titled “Retail Food Worker Hazard Pay Ordinance,” which establishes premium pay for retail food workers during the COVID-19 pandemic. San Leandro is an incorporated city located in Alameda County in the San Francisco Bay Area.