The San Diego City Council recently approved an ordinance raising the city’s minimum wage to $11.50 per hour by 2017. This wage increase will take effect incrementally over a three-year period, putting San Diego ahead of California’s minimum wage beginning in January 2015 at the rate of $9.50 per hour. In addition to its wage increase, the ordinance includes numerous sick pay provisions that will affect both employers and employees. For an in-depth discussion of the ordinance, see our blog post, “City of San Diego Imposes Minimum Wage Hike and Sick Pay Ordinance.”
New Jersey Trade Secrets Act Does Not Preempt Common Law Claims for Misappropriation of Confidential Information
In SCS Healthcare Marketing, LLC v. Allergan USA, Inc., et al., 2012 N.J. Super. Unpub. LEXIS 2704 (N.J. Super., Dec. 7, 2012), the New Jersey Chancery division held that the newly enacted New Jersey Trade Secrets Act (N.J.S.A. 56:15-1 et seq.) does not preempt common law claims of misappropriation of confidential information, notwithstanding statutory language seemingly to the contrary.
Workplace vaccination programs are not new. While many focus on influenza, healthcare employers often impose more robust requirements to protect employees and vulnerable patient populations.
When an individual claims to have been racially harassed by co-workers, he or she must show that the employer was negligent either in discovering or remedying the harassment. An employer can avoid liability for co-worker harassment if it takes prompt and appropriate remedial action that is likely to prevent the harassment from recurring. Recently, the