“Laches” is a fairness defense invoked to defend a claim because it was brought following a prejudicial, unexplainable, and inexcusable delay in time, even though brought within the applicable statute of limitations. In Millman v. Polymer Packing, Inc., 2012 N.J. LEXIS 677 (N.J. June 20, 2012), the New Jersey Supreme Court also concluded that the laches defense is unavailable (except perhaps in the rarest of circumstances) to challenge an action at law that was brought within the statute of limitations. This ruling may limit an employer’s ability to defend against sexual harassment claims that are considered timely by virtue of the continuing violation doctrine but involve events that allegedly occurred long before the claim was asserted.
On April 17, 2020, Governor Ned Lamont issued Executive Order 7BB requiring state residents “who [are] unable to or [do] not maintain a safe social distance of approximately six feet from every other person” in a public place to “cover their mouth and nose with a mask or cloth face-covering.”
Lightening the Rules! Thailand Reduces Procedural Requirements for Company Work Rules to Encourage Foreign Investment
International employers with operations in Asia often must undergo the cumbersome task of drafting “work rules” (essentially, a handbook) and filing them with local labor authorities—as is the practice in Taiwan, Japan, and Korea—but as of this year, employers can cull Thailand from the list.
Bloomfield Becomes Ninth New Jersey Town to Pass Paid Sick Leave Ordinance, Plainfield May Follow Suit
Authored by: Ryan T. Warden, Evan J. Shenkman, and Steven J. Luckner On March 2, 2015, Bloomfield became the latest New Jersey town to pass a paid sick leave ordinance, and the first to do so in 2015. The Bloomfield ordinance, which goes into effect on June 30, 2015, is nearly identical to the