In Rowan v. Hartford Plaza Ltd., 2013 WL 1350095 (N.J. App. Div. Apr. 5, 2013) (unpub.), the New Jersey Appellate Division held—in an unpublished opinion—that individual supervisors are subject to “aiding and abetting” liability for their own affirmative violations of the New Jersey Law Against Discrimination (NJLAD). Courts remain mixed on this important issue of statutory interpretation, with a significant body of contrary case law holding that aiding and abetting liability applies only to instances in which an individual defendant assists another in violating the NJLAD, rather than to instances in which the individual defendant has affirmatively violated the NJLAD him or herself.
In 2016, Illinois enacted the Illinois Freedom to Work Act (IFWA). In doing so, it became one of the first states to pass legislation in response to the Obama administration’s Call to Action, which asked states to amend their restrictive covenant laws to, among other things, ban covenants not to compete for workers under a certain wage threshold.
The Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act of 2010 (ACA) revolutionized the U.S. healthcare system. Among the many major changes the ACA introduced was mandatory coverage of preventive care services required for most private health plans. Although most plan sponsors are well-aware of the ACA’s requirements for first dollar coverage on preventive care benefits, it may come as a surprise that the list of preventive care services is subject to annual updates, and there are several new requirements for 2018 and 2019.
On June 7, Governor Bill Ritter signed two new laws (HB 1284 and SB 109) that clarify the regulation of medical marijuana. Although the primary focus of the laws is the curtailment of Colorado’s rapidly expanding medical marijuana industry, there are provisions that will assist employers in setting firm limits on employees’ use of medical marijuana.