In the November 2011 issue of the New Jersey eAuthority, we reported that on November 4 the New Jersey Department of Labor (NJDOL) issued a new six-page notice/poster relating to the maintenance and reporting of employment records that all employers must (1) distribute to all employees, and (2) post conspicuously in accessible locations. We also provided a link to the six-page notice/poster. The NJDOL has now issued an alternate one-page 11” x 17” version of the notice/poster that employers may use instead of the previously issued six-page notice/poster. The new one-page notice/poster is available here.
NYC Cares for Caregivers: New Bill Awaiting Mayor’s Signature Would Make Caregivers a Protected Class
On December 16, 2015, the New York City Council passed a bill prohibiting employers from discriminating against employees based on their actual or perceived status as a caregiver. The new law would establish caregiver status as a new protected class under the New York City Human Rights Law, and defines “caregiver” as “a person who provides direct and ongoing care for a minor child or care recipient.”
On December 1, 2017, Louisiana Governor John Bel Edwards (D) appealed a state appellate court decision holding that Executive Order JBE 2016 – 11, which seeks to protect the rights of lesbian, bisexual, gay, transgender individuals, and other protected classes from discrimination by Louisiana agencies, departments and contractors was unconstitutional.
European Commission and U.S. Department of Commerce Publish Details Regarding the EU-US Privacy Shield
On February 29, 2016, the European Commission (EC) and U.S. Department of Commerce (DOC) published a series of documents providing details for the implementation of the new EU-US Privacy Shield framework for the transfer of personal data from the European Union to the United States. Once it is formally adopted by the EC sometime this spring, this new framework will replace the Safe Harbor scheme that was invalidated by the European Court of Justice (ECJ) in October of 2015 in the Schrems decision.