In 2015, Elizabeth and Bloomfield joined the growing number of New Jersey municipalities mandating paid sick leave. These new laws all contain corresponding mandatory posting requirements (see below). Consequently, with the arrival of 2016, New Jersey employers may find it useful to review the notification requirements relating to employees’ workplace rights and responsibilities under not only state and federal law but also the municipalities in which they do business.Employers are mandated under New Jersey law to display a variety of official posters informing employees of the law relating to their rights and responsibilities. An employer that fails to comply with these requirements may face monetary fines and other penalties. Generally, to ensure compliance, an employer must post the most recent version of the posters in locations accessible and easily visible to all employees and applicants for employment, such as a lunchroom, break-room, or human resources office. New Jersey … [Read more...] about Employer Posting Requirements Under New Jersey Law
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In case you hadn’t heard about it or didn’t get involved in any of the events hosted by various campaign members, the week of March 6-12 was National Consumer Protection Week. Besides the usual efforts to educate the public about our basic rights as consumers, the risks of identity theft, and certain types of scams such as crimes aimed at seniors and other vulnerable populations, this year’s campaign included a significant focus on fraudulent and unsafe dietary supplements.First, U.S. Attorney General Loretta Lynch recorded a video message as part of National Consumer Protection Week that highlighted the Justice Department’s (DOJ’s) recent work against fraudulent, deceptive, or unsafe dietary supplements. Her verbal statements noted that DOJ has partnered with other federal law enforcement agencies to make the policing of such products a priority and that, in 2015, over 100 civil and criminal actions involving fraudulent or unsafe … [Read more...] about Fraudulent Dietary Supplements Highlighted in 2016 National Consumer Protection Week
Later that day, the police came to Tsomo’s home and arrested her for leaving her son alone.Tsomo speaks fluent Tibetan and Nepali, but she doesn’t speak enough English to be able to understand a court proceeding without an interpreter. New York City employs 357 interpreters, who speak a collective 14 languages. However, the city doesn’t have a Tibetan interpreter on staff.Instead, the court system had to hire an interpreter on a per diem basis. It took three days for a Tibetan interpreter to appear in court for Tsomo’s arraignment, according to Vanessa Finley, Tsomo’s social worker and the program coordinator at Adhikaar, a nonprofit in the Jackson Heights section of Queens.During that time, Tsomo was held at the police precinct in the Elmhurst section of Queens and then transported several miles to Central Booking, in the basement of the criminal courthouse in the Kew Gardens neighborhood, where she spent the night in jail awaiting an interpreter.Speaking … [Read more...] about Justice moves slowly for those who need interpreters
On October 21, 2013, Jersey City Mayor Steven Fulop signed into law the Paid Sick Time Ordinance requiring private sector Jersey City employers with 10 or more employees to provide up to five days ofpaid sick leave per year to those employees. Jersey City joins New York City (our coverage of New York City’s recently enacted Earned Sick Time Act can be found here), San Francisco, Seattle, Portland, Washington, D.C. and the state of Connecticut in enacting a paid sick time law. Newark – New Jersey’s largest city – is expected to follow suit in passing a similar bill, perhaps as soon as next week.The Jersey City Ordinance goes into effect on January 24, 2014 – just three months from now – for all covered employers, except for those that will be covered by a collective bargaining agreement as of that date. And in those cases, the Ordinance takes effect upon the termination of such collective bargaining agreement. The full text of the Ordinance … [Read more...] about Paid Sick Leave Comes to New Jersey’s Second Largest City – Jersey City; is Newark, its Largest City Next?
Employers should be aware of the following developments across the country before running a criminal background check:San Francisco's new "ban the box" ordinance is set to take effect next week, including the requirement that employers post and distribute a notice of rights;the Northern District of Illinois recently granted the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission's (EEOC) motion to compel the production of documents and information concerning the defendant company's criminal background check policies and data; anda new Alabama law took effect this past month to prevent employers from inquiring into certain expunged criminal records on a job application.This alert details these new developments and examines their implications for employers. San FranciscoStarting on August 13, 2014, employers and contractors in San Francisco may no longer ask applicants about their criminal history until after the first live interview or following a conditional offer of employment. Even … [Read more...] about Latest Criminal Background Check Developments Affect San Francisco, Illinois, and Alabama Employers