The New Jersey Department of Labor just updated its mandatory Unemployment Compensation and Temporary Disability Benefits Poster (PR-1), which New Jersey employers should post immediately. The poster’s main revision was to modify the instructions for obtaining state plan disability applications from the agency’s website.
Drawing a distinction between picketing and striking, the 2d U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals has held that a New York health clinic unlawfully fired five employees for joining a picket line, even though the picketing itself was an unfair labor practice by the union. Civil Serv. Employees Assn. Local 1000 v. NLRB, 2d Circ., No.
On January 9, 2009, the “Healthy Workplace Act” (A1551), which would make unlawful workplace bullying, abuse and harassment unrelated to any category that is protected by existing law, was reintroduced and referred to the Assembly Labor Committee for review. For more information concerning this potentially significant legislation, click here for our prior eAuthority discussion on
On November 13, the Assembly Labor Committee met on a proposed bill (A1551), the “Healthy Workplace Act,” that would aim to combat workplace bullying, abuse and harassment unrelated to any category protected by law. If passed, this bill could open the floodgates to claims by employees who feel they were picked on, harassed, or otherwise