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January 2016 Archives

Joint employers liable for temp worker treatment

New Jersey employers who use temporary workers may be deemed accountable for how those workers are treated, according to the U.S. Department of Labor. The DOL has noted that over the years, common arrangements had resulted in a negative impact on many low-wage temporary workers who were often in vulnerable positions. The new guidance is designed to make employers who use subcontractors to provide them with workers more responsible for employment law violations.

EEOC files brief regarding sex orientation discrimination

People in New Jersey may be interested in following a case that is winding its way through the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 11th Circuit. The Equal Employment Opportunity Commission filed an amicus brief in the case, arguing that discrimination based on sexual orientation is prohibited by the Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964.

Leave under the FMLA and ADA

When New Jersey employees need to take medical leave, their employers have different requirements under the Family Medical Leave Act and the Americans with Disabilities Act. Workers should familiarize themselves with what each law requires in the event they need to take leave.

New Jersey defamation claim against lawyer allowed by judge

Email and alcohol may be a bad combination, as seen in the case of a New Jersey lawyer who is now facing a defamation claim. The individual in question admitted that he was consuming alcohol at the time he sent the email. A judge has allowed the claim to proceed, noting that the lawyer's former client could sue. A dollar value has not yet been set in the suit.

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