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.
Happy Nails & Spa of Fashion Valley, LP, v. Julie Su, No. D060621 (July 19, 2013): A California Court of Appeal recently held that an employer does not have to relitigate the issue of whether the workers at its facilities are employees or independent contractors based on the legal principle of collateral estoppel, since the
Yesterday, President George Bush signed into law the National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2008 which includes two provisions that expand the benefits of the Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA) to assist service members and their families. One provision requires employers with 50 or more employees to provide up to 12 weeks of unpaid leave a year for a “qualifying exigency” connected to the active duty status of an employee’s spouse, son, daughter or parent (“active duty leave”).
NLRB Explains When Granting Benefits to Nonunion Employees and Withholding the Same From Union Workers Can Be Lawful
On May 7, 2019, the National Labor Relations Board issued a decision that will be welcomed by employers desiring to maintain differences in the benefits provided to their union and nonunion employees.