In Cornacchiulo v. Alternate Investment Solutions, Inc., 2012 N.J. Super. Unpub. LEXIS 1415 (App. Div. June 19, 2012), the New Jersey Appellate Division dismissed an employee’s NJLAD discrimination suit because, having first lodged a charge with the New Jersey Division on Civil Rights (NJDCR), he was bound with its decision. Unlike the EEOC, which allows an individual to file a charge and then follow-up with a lawsuit, if an administrative charge is filed with the NJDCR and not withdrawn, once the NJDCR issues its final determination, any subsequent (or in this case, pending) lawsuit based upon the NJLAD is barred.
A Bird’s Eye View of the DFEH (Part 3): An Interview with Patti Perez on Reasonable Accommodations, the Interactive Process, and Companion Animals
In part one of our interview with Patti Perez, Esq., SPHR, president and CEO of Puente Consulting, and member of the DFEH’s Fair Employment and Housing Council, Perez shared insights on her role as a DFEH councilmember and discussed proposed changes to the California Family Rights Act (CFRA). In part two of our interview, she talked about other California regulations that are undergoing changes. In this third and final part of our interview, Perez talks about the reasonable accommodation provisions involving assistive animals in the workplace.
Standard contracts that sports franchises, such as the National Football League (NFL), use for independent contractors should be closely scrutinized in the wake of a newly filed class action lawsuit that is shining the spotlight on their enforceability and legality. A cheerleader for the Oakland Raiders has filed a class-action lawsuit…..
New Regulation Issued Concerning Prevailing Wage Requirements for Construction Work on Public Utilities
On January 19, the New Jersey Department of Labor and Workforce Development adopted a new regulation, N.J.A.C. 12:66, which effectuates a law enacted in 2008 (N.J.S.A. 34:13B-2.1) requiring contractors to pay prevailing wage rates for workers performing construction work on New Jersey public utilities.