Once again, we remind New Jersey employers with 10 or more employees of their annual obligation to distribute to their New Jersey employees the required notice under the Conscientious Employee Protection Act (CEPA). The notice must be provided in both English and Spanish, and it must be completed with the appropriate contact information prior to distribution to employees and posting in the workplace. It may be distributed in hard copy or electronic format.
On October 15, 2019, President Donald Trump announced his intent to nominate Cynthia L. Attwood to serve as a commissioner on the Occupational Safety and Health Review Commission (OSHRC).
On March 16, 2022, New York Governor Kathy Hochul signed a series of bills into law designed at combatting harassment and discrimination in the workplace. The governor has made addressing sexual harassment in the workplace part of her “Equity Agenda,” (which is part of the 2022 State of the State) and a number of other bills aimed at strengthening New York’s discrimination laws are already in motion.
Mandatory arbitration clauses for employment disputes have received a great deal of attention in recent years. In the First Circuit, there is now more clarity regarding the factors used to determine the enforceability of online arbitration agreements.