On May 25, 2012, the Assembly passed a bill (A2162) to increase the state minimum wage rate to $8.50 per hour, effective July 1, 2012. The bill was previously introduced in the Assembly in January 2012 (and discussed in the February 2012 issue of the New Jersey eAuthority). The bill also proposes annual minimum wage adjustments to take effect every July 1st thereafter, to be proportional to any increases that occur during the preceding calendar year in the Consumer Price Index. The bill will now head to the Senate, where a similar bill (S3) has been pending since January.
On December 30, 2014, Illinois Governor Pat Quinn signed Senate Bill 1342 into law, amending the Eavesdropping Article of the Illinois Criminal Code (720 ILCS 5/14) that was struck down by the Illinois Supreme Court last year as unconstitutional. (Our April 2014 blog post, “Illinois Supreme Court Strikes Down Eavesdropping…..
Third Circuit Rejects Plaintiffs’ “Single Employer” Argument; Related Corporate Entity Not Jointly Liable for WARN Act Violation
The Third Circuit Court of Appeals held that defendant APA Transport violated the WARN Act when it closed its facility on one week’s notice after it failed to secure financing necessary to continue operations. The Court rejected plaintiffs’ argument, however, that APA Transport and a related entity, APA Truck Leasing, were a “single employer” for WARN Act purposes, such that APA Truck Leasing was jointly liable for the violation.
On July 3, 2020, the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) issued new guidance entitled “SARS-CoV-2 Testing Strategy: Considerations for Non-Healthcare Workplaces.” The new guidance recommends incorporating COVID-19 testing in five scenarios: (1) testing individuals with COVID-19-related symptoms; (2) testing asymptomatic individuals with a recent known or suspected exposure in order to control transmission; (3) testing asymptomatic individuals without a recent known or suspected exposure for early identification in special settings; (4) testing to determine when an individual may discontinue home isolation; and (5) testing for public health surveillance.