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Taking Steps to Protect Your Small Business

By now, we are all aware of the importance of mask-wearing and social distancing, but there is more to know and more to do about protecting your small business. At the top of the list is making sure you know the applicability and regulations regarding th ...

Supreme Court Case Focuses on Federal LGBTQ Protections

Since 2013, the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission has treated LGBT-based job discrimination cases as sex discrimination. However, at the beginning of the current term of the U.S. Supreme Court, the Justices heard arguments on three cases that c ...

Trucking Regulations, Proposed Rollbacks, and COVID-19

In the 80-plus years since the federal government began to regulate transportation, the trucking industry has continually pushed the U.S. Department of Transportation to roll back the regulations. Now, one unintended consequence of COVID-19, is that these ...

New Federal Laws Impact Employers and Employees

Over the last week a number of important new laws have been signed into law at the Federal level. The attorneys of Cohn Lifland can assist both employers and employees in understanding their rights and responsibilities under these new statutes. Families ...

Servicemember Discrimination from Surprising Sources

Members of the military make monumental sacrifices, from family time to their well-being, all in service to our country. Those who serve in the National Guard and Reserves while holding down full-time jobs sometimes have to leave their place of employment ...

Understanding your rights as a nursing mother in New Jersey

If you are a nursing mother in New Jersey, you are considered a protected individual under the New Jersey Law Against Discrimination. In 2018, the New Jersey Legislature signed amendments to the existing law that makes it illegal for an employer of any si ...

Are you a victim of “quid pro quo” harassment?

Not all forms of sexual harassment look the same. One form of sexual harassment is known as quid pro quo harassment. In Latin, the phrase translates to “something for something” or “this for that.” An example of this type of s ...

Need-to-know information about NJ sick leave law

Getting a job can be difficult. Sometimes, keeping one can be hard, too. As we noted in a post back in August, New Jersey stands out in the United States when it comes to mandating benefits for workers. Counted under this heading is the Family Leave Insur ...

Understanding The New Jersey Equal Pay Act

On April 24, 2018, Governor Phil Murphy signed into law the “Diane B. Allen Equal Pay Act,” which became effective on July 1, 2018. N.J.S.A. 34:11-56:13. The Act amends the New Jersey Law Against Discrimination (“LAD”), and prohibi ...

Juggling potential employment law benefits

Those who juggle call it an art and a sport. Regardless of how you describe it, it takes lots of practice to master keeping multiple things in the air at once. We draw on this to suggest an analogy between juggling and the practice of employment law. Att ...

Amid changing NJ laws, employees need to know their rights

The history of law is long, going back thousands of years. That does not mean it is stale and dusty. The truth is that it is ever changing, and so are the implications that follow. The challenge of keeping up with the shifts is a difficult one to face unl ...

NEW JERSEY EQUAL PAY ACT

An important amendment to the New Jersey Law Against Discrimination (“LAD”) was enacted April 24, 2018, and goes into effect July 1, 2018. Called the “Diane B. Allen Equal Pay Act” (“Equal Pay Act” or “Act”) ...

Sexual harassment in the workplace

Sexual harassment in the workplace is illegal both under federal and state law. In New Jersey, employees are protected under the New Jersey Law Against Discrimination. N.J.S.A. 10:5-1. Sexual harassment may occur to both men and women, whether the alleg ...