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June 29, 2022

Non-Disparagement Provision Does Not Equal Don’t Speak about the Discrimination

By:  Ty Hyderally, Esq., Francine Foner, Esq., and Tom Daly. New Jersey courts have endeavored to uphold the notion that discriminatory behavior has no place in […]
June 25, 2022

New Jersey Strengthens Employee’s Privacy Law!

By: Isaac Lee, Jennifer Weitz, Esq., and Ty Hyderally, Esq. The New Jersey State Legislature has passed legislation prohibiting an employer’s use of a tracking device […]
June 15, 2022

Is it Time for New Jerseyans of all Sizes to be Protected?

By:  Francine Foner, Esq. and Ty Hyderally, Esq. New Jersey ‘s anti-discrimination law is one of the strongest such laws in the country. Yet it fails […]
June 13, 2022

Before You Post That…

By: Jennifer Weitz, Esq. and Ty Hyderally, Esq. In case anyone needed a reminder of the fraught nature of posting on social media, the New Jersey […]
June 9, 2022

New Jersey Educators Have Protections… Even Without Tenure!

By:  Ty Hyderally, Esq., Jennifer Vorih, Esq. and Tom Daly. S993 was passed into law in 2020, amending NJSA Chapter 13A, the Employer-Employee Relations Act (§§ […]
June 6, 2022

Religious Accommodations at Work: ITS NOT A BLACK OR WHITE QUESTION!

By: Ty Hyderally, Esq. and Francine Foner, Esq. Can your employer require you to work on the Sabbath where that would conflict with your religious beliefs? […]
June 2, 2022

Proposed Amendments Could Make New Jersey’s Law Against Discrimination Even Stronger

By: Tom Daly, Jennifer Weitz, Esq., and Ty Hyderally, Esq. A recently introduced bill in the New Jersey Legislature would amend the Law Against Discrimination to […]
May 25, 2022

If You’re Thinking of Getting High While Operating a Bulldozer…

By: Jennifer Weitz, Esq. and Ty Hyderally, Esq. As many in the Garden State are undoubtedly aware, New Jersey recently decriminalized the sale and use of […]
May 20, 2022

Leveling the Playing Field in NYC: Salary Range Disclosures Aimed at Fostering Equal Pay for Equal Work

By: Ty Hyderally, Esq. and Francine Foner, Esq. NYC job seekers can now have greater assurance that they will know the salary range of positions posted […]
May 18, 2022

Crossed WIREs: New Jersey’s Marijuana Legalization and the Workplace

By: Ashley A. Smith, Esq. and Ty Hyderally, Esq. April 21, 2022 marked the beginning of legal recreational marijuana sales in New Jersey for adults 21 […]
May 16, 2022

Can Your Refrigerator Replace the Office Bulletin Board?

By:  Jennifer Vorih, Esq., Tom Daley, and Ty Hyderally, Esq. While it may seem that the pandemic precipitated the work-from-home movement, Americans had already been demonstrating […]
May 10, 2022

Non-Competes Should be Taken Seriously – But They Can Be Defeated!!

By: Ty Hyderally, Esq. and Francine Foner, Esq. Many employees are required to sign a “non-compete” agreement, which places restrictions for some time period on the […]
April 22, 2022

Despite All Odds, the Amazon Labor Union Prevails

By: Jennifer Weitz, Esq. and Ty Hyderally, Esq. The coronavirus pandemic created enormous changes in how we live our daily lives, from wearing masks in public, […]
April 20, 2022

Mandatory Sexual Harassment Training for NY Employees May Be Also Required for New Jersey Employees

By:  Francine Foner, Esq. and Ty Hyderally, Esq. On the heels of recent New York legislation mandating that employers in New York State establish a sexual […]
April 13, 2022

Mandatory Arbitration Language Held to be Unenforceable – A Great Win for Employees!!

By:  Jennifer Vorih, Esq., Tom Daley, and Ty Hyderally, Esq. Employee handbooks are a common tool in today’s workplace. They promote consistency in an employer’s treatment […]
April 5, 2022

President Biden Signs Landmark Ban on Mandatory Arbitration of Sexual Assault and Sexual Harassment Claims

By: Ty Hyderally, Esq., Francine Foner, Esq., and Tom Daly This February, the U.S. House of Representatives passed, and the U.S. Senate approved, a bill to […]
March 31, 2022

Hair to Stay? The CROWN Act Heads to the U.S. Senate

By: Ashley A. Smith, Esq. and Ty Hyderally, Esq. We live in challenging times. The COVID-19 pandemic still manifests, war in Europe casts a long shadow […]
March 28, 2022

Arbitration Agreements = Yellow Flag

By: Tom Daly, Jennifer Weitz, Esq., and Ty Hyderally, Esq. Arbitration agreements are legally binding contracts that provide an alternative to civil litigation. They are typically […]
March 24, 2022

Beacon of Hope: Appellate Division Rules in Favor of Depression as Disability

By:  Jennifer Vorih, Esq., Aaron Schoenfeld, and Ty Hyderally, Esq. When people think of disability, they often think of things like wheelchairs, white canes, and sign […]
March 8, 2022

Expanded Civil Service Preference for Veterans

By:  Jennifer Vorih, Esq., Aaron Shoenfeld, and Ty Hyderally, Esq. New Jersey’s legislature recently passed Bill A259, which expands civil service preference eligibility for veterans. The […]
March 3, 2022

Wake Up and Smell the…Retaliation?

It started with just one store. As of Twosday, Starbucks employees in 60 stores in 19 states are pushing to have their union recognized as the […]
March 1, 2022

New Jersey Expands Eligibility for Unemployment When a New Job Offer Is Rescinded

By: Tom Daly, Jennifer Weitz, Esq. and Ty Hyderally, Esq. The New Jersey Legislature recently introduced a bill that would expand the time during which an […]
February 17, 2022

Workplace Problems? Tips for Employees Experiencing Issues at Work

By: Francine Foner, Esq. and Ty Hyderally, Esq. Not all issues at work rise to the level of a violation of discrimination or retaliation laws, or […]
February 14, 2022

Customer Review Requirements: Can They Do That?

When a business changes company policy, it’s not unusual for employees to discuss and critique it amongst themselves. Usually, these discussions stay within the workplace. Adjusted […]
February 11, 2022

New Jersey Proposes Changes in the Law to Reflect Increasing Use of Medical Marijuana

By: Tom Daly, Jennifer Weitz, Esq., and Ty Hyderally, Esq. The New Jersey State Legislature has recently introduced a bill that would provide authorized medical cannabis […]
February 8, 2022

NJ Employee to Get Her Day in Court: Federal Judge Strikes Arbitration Provision

By:  Francine Foner, Esq. and Ty Hyderally, Esq. The New Jersey District Court recently struck down a mandatory arbitration provision in an employee’s offer letter because […]
January 28, 2022

The Workers’ Rights Conversation Goes Online: Be Smart About Participating

By: Ashley A. Smith, Esq. and Ty Hyderally, Esq. In our last blog post, we discussed the meteoric rise of r/antiwork, a discussion board on popular […]
January 26, 2022

The Workers’ Rights Conversation Goes Online – and Hits the Mainstream

By: Ashley A. Smith, Esq. and Ty Hyderally, Esq. This time last year, one oddball news item stood out from the doom and gloom. It all […]
January 24, 2022

Employee’s Injury After Work on Employer’s Property = Workers’ Comp Injury!

By:  Jennifer Vorih, Esq., and Ty Hyderally, Esq. The Supreme Court of New Jersey recently reversed a decision of the Appellate Division, which had held that […]
January 18, 2022

A Textbook Case Alleging Pregnancy Discrimination

By: Jennifer Weitz, Esq. and Ty Hyderally, Esq. In Kamara v. Wayfair, LLC, 2022 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 695, the District Court for the District of New […]
January 17, 2022

You’re Not in Canada Anymore….

By:  Francine Foner, Esq. and Ty Hyderally, Esq. Under the FLSA, if an employee works more than 40 hours per week, and is not otherwise exempt […]
January 14, 2022

Sexist Chief = Liable Council for Violation of the Law Against Discrimination – Not the Cat’s paw but the Chief’s paw that matters.

By:  Jennifer Vorih, Esq., and Ty Hyderally, Esq. In a novel gender discrimination case, the New Jersey Supreme Court recently held that, “actions taken to accommodate […]
January 10, 2022

New York, New Jersey, The New Normal: Making Sense of COVID-19 Workplace Guidance

By: Ashley A. Smith, Esq. and Ty Hyderally, Esq. In touristy parts of the New York metro area, you’ll find wannabe photographers, whole sidewalk-taker-uppers, maddeningly slow […]
January 6, 2022

The Explosive Growth in New Jersey-Based Warehouse Operations Means Workers Require Job Protections

As online shopping continues to grow by leaps and bounds, the role of warehouse employees has received unprecedented attention. From reports of inadequate bathroom breaks to […]
January 4, 2022

NY Employees Welcome Cannabis Testing Guidelines

By: Ty Hyderally, Esq., Francine Foner, Esq., Nina Lucibello Earlier this year, the New York State Marijuana Regulation and Taxation Act (“MRTA”), which legalized the recreational […]
December 30, 2021

Unemployment Appeal May Not Be Denied Unreasonably

By:  Jennifer Vorih, Esq., and Ty Hyderally, Esq. In a recent decision, the Appellate Division of the New Jersey Superior Court vacated a decision by the […]
December 21, 2021

Why the Buffalo Starbucks Unionization Matters: A Historical Perspective

By: Ashley A. Smith, Esq. and Ty Hyderally, Esq. When just one of more than 15,000 Starbucks locations in the U.S. makes national news, it’s got […]
December 16, 2021

Temp Workers May Finally See Improvements in the Law

By: Jennifer Weitz, Esq. and Ty Hyderally, Esq. Temporary workers, who historically have had few legal protections intended specifically for them, are the focus of two […]
December 13, 2021

NY Substantially Increases Whistleblower Protections For Employees … and Others!!!

By: Ty Hyderally, Esq., Francine Foner, Esq., Nina Lucibello New York Governor Kathy Hochul recently signed Senate Bill 4394 into law, amending Section 740 of the […]
December 7, 2021

Victory for Workplace Privacy: New York Passes Electronic Monitoring Law

By: Ashley A. Smith, Esq. and Ty Hyderally, Esq. On November 8, 2021, New York Governor Kathy Hochul signed into law A.430/S.2628 (the “Act”), which requires private employers […]
December 2, 2021

Huge Violations of the NYC Paid Safe and Sick Leave Law Result in Huge Settlements

By: Jennifer Weitz, Esq. and Ty Hyderally, Esq. New York City recently announced a multimillion-dollar settlement with two home healthcare companies, resolving violations of the NYC […]
November 22, 2021

New Jersey Is A Step Closer to Protecting Domestic Workers

By: Jennifer Weitz, Esq. and Ty Hyderally, Esq. The New Jersey Legislature recently introduced a bill to create the “New Jersey Domestic Workers’ Bill of Rights […]
November 16, 2021

NJ Minimum Wage Increases Continue

By: Ty Hyderally, Esq., Nina Lucibello, Francine Foner, Esq. New Jersey has been on a path to joining other states, like New York, California, Massachusetts, and […]
November 11, 2021

Airport Employees Protected by NYC Paid Safe and Sick Leave Law

By: Jennifer Weitz, Esq. and Ty Hyderally, Esq. Recently, New York City announced settlements with two airlines regarding violations of the NYC Paid Safe and Sick […]
November 10, 2021

EEOC Updates Questions and Answers Surrounding Employee Religious Exemptions for COVID-19 Mandates

By: Ty Hyderally, Esq., Francine Foner, Esq. The EEOC publishes “technical assistance” questions and answers on its website to clarify COVID-19 issues arising under Title VII […]
November 8, 2021

Newark Vaccine Mandate for City Employees Upheld by Appellate Division

By: Ty Hyderally, Esq., Jennifer Vorih, Esq., and Nina Lucibello COVID-19 vaccinate mandates are being hotly debated at the moment. With some industries and companies requiring […]
November 3, 2021

Severance for NYC Hotel Workers: An Effort to Restore the Tourism Job Market

By: Ty Hyderally, Esq., Nina Lucibello, Jennifer Weitz, Esq. For a city that never sleeps, New York City is home to approximately 670 individual hotels with […]
November 1, 2021

Are Unvaccinated Healthcare Workers Eligible for Unemployment Benefits?

By: Ty Hyderally, Esq., Nina Lucibello, Francine Foner, Esq. Unemployment benefits are generally awarded to individuals who lose their jobs through no fault of their own, […]
October 26, 2021

The Persistence of Hostile Work Environments (And What to Do About It)

By: Jennifer Weitz, Esq. and Ty Hyderally, Esq. As the Jon Gruden emails demonstrate so vividly, hate speech persists in many professional environments. However, the Gruden […]
October 21, 2021

Employees Over 70 Now Protected Under LAD Updates

By: Ty Hyderally, Esq., Nina Lucibello, Francine Foner, Esq. The Law Against Discrimination (“LAD”) is New Jersey’s anti-discrimination law which prohibits discrimination and harassment based on […]
October 19, 2021

Hiring Preference for Workers Who Reach Maximum Medical Improvement

By: Ty Hyderally, Esq., Jennifer Vorih, Esq., and Elana Burk               New Jersey Governor Phil Murphy recently signed into law new legislation amending the NJ Workers’ Compensation […]
October 12, 2021

New York City Food Delivery Workers Start to Gain Protections

By: Jennifer Weitz, Esq. and Ty Hyderally, Esq. The New York City Council recently passed a package of bills aimed at improving working conditions for app-based […]
October 7, 2021

NJ Employees May Benefit from Federal Disaster Unemployment Benefits

By: Ty Hyderally, Esq., Nina Lucibello, Francine Foner, Esq. On September 1, 2021, Hurricane Ida swept through New Jersey, destroying many residents’ homes, vehicles, and more. […]
September 27, 2021

A Waiver Doesn’t Necessarily Waive All Rights

By: Jennifer Weitz, Esq. and Ty Hyderally, Esq. In a recent unpublished opinion, the Appellate Division underscored that a waiver between two parties may only be […]
September 23, 2021

Feeling Harassed or Targeted in the Workplace? Consider These Dos and Don’ts

By:  Francine Foner, Esq. and Ty Hyderally, Esq. Not everything bad that an employee encounters in the workplace gives rise to a legal claim. However, if […]
September 22, 2021

New York’s “No Wage Theft Loophole Act” Means an Accurate Paycheck for Employees

By: Jennifer Weitz, Esq. and Ty Hyderally, Esq. Long-sought-after legislation aimed at closing a judicially-created loophole was recently signed by former Governor Andrew Cuomo. Senate Bill […]
September 20, 2021

How the Union Successfully Challenged Employer Misconduct

By: Jennifer Weitz, Esq. and Ty Hyderally, Esq. While unionization continues to be a hot-button issue politically, a recent decision by the United States Court of […]
September 16, 2021

New Jersey Mandates COVID-19 Vaccinations for All State Employees and Teachers

By: Ty Hyderally, Esq., Jennifer Vorih, Esq., and Elana Burk Governor Phil Murphy announced recently that all New Jersey state employees and teachers will be required […]
September 9, 2021

New Jersey Supreme Court Affirms Potential for Substantial Punitive Damages Under the LAD

By:  Francine Foner, Esq. and Ty Hyderally, Esq. Last year we wrote about a notable, albeit unpublished, decision of the New Jersey Appellate Division, which reinforced […]
August 27, 2021

Greater Labor Harmony for New Jersey’s Workers

By: Jennifer Weitz, Esq. and Ty Hyderally, Esq. New Jersey is poised to pass legislation that would further improve the landscape for unionized employees. Both houses […]
August 24, 2021

You Can Keep Your Beard . . . Unless It Violates OSHA Regulations

By:  Renee Jiang, Francine Foner, Esq., and Ty Hyderally, Esq. Are employers required to offer a medical accommodation to their employees under the Americans with Disabilities […]
August 23, 2021

Employment Law for Employees

By: Ty Hyderally, Esq., and Jennifer Vorih, Esq. As employment litigators, we often speak with employees – or former employees – who might have been better […]
August 17, 2021

In An Agreement, Both the Words that Appear and the Words that Don’t Appear Matter

By: Jennifer Weitz, Esq. and Ty Hyderally, Esq. In Borough of Carteret v. Firefighters Mutual Benevolent Association, Local 67, 2021 N.J. LEXIS 642, the New Jersey […]
August 12, 2021

New York City Expands Worker Protections Under Its “Ban the Box” Law

By:  Renee Jiang, Francine Foner, Esq., and Ty Hyderally, Esq. On July 29, 2021, amendments to New York City’s Fair Chance Act (FCA) — also known […]
August 11, 2021

Black Women’s Equal Pay Day

By: Ty Hyderally, Esq., Jennifer Vorih, Esq., and Elana Burk August 3, 2021 was Black Women’s Equal Pay Day. This day signifies the amount of time […]
August 9, 2021

Governor Murphy Takes Action Against Employee Misclassification

By:  Francine Foner, Esq. and Ty Hyderally, Esq. Back in May 2018, we reported on Governor Phil Murphy’s creation of the Employee Misclassification Task Force, aimed […]
August 6, 2021

New Jersey Wants to Vote Out Harassment in Politics

By: Jennifer Weitz, Esq. and Ty Hyderally New Jersey’s Law Against Discrimination provides robust protections to residents of the state against discrimination in the workplace and […]
July 30, 2021

Advice to Pro Se Litigants: Choose Your Forum Carefully

By: Jennifer Weitz, Esq. and Ty Hyderally, Esq. If a plaintiff recovers a modest amount in small claims court for nonpayment of wages, does this bar […]
July 16, 2021

Getting Rid of Non-Compete Agreements???? Maybe!!!

By: Jennifer Weitz, Esq. and Ty Hyderally, Esq. The White House recently announced plans to issue an executive order aimed at increasing competition in the job […]
July 12, 2021

Welcome Decision for New Jersey Misclassified Workers

By:  Francine Foner, Esq. and Ty Hyderally, Esq. As discussed in a prior blog, in 2015 the New Jersey Supreme Court held that the test for […]
July 9, 2021

Montclair Passes Gender-Neutral Bathrooms Ordinance

By:  Ty Hyderally, Esq., Jennifer Vorih, Esq., and Elana Burk On June 22, 2021, Montclair’s Township Council passed legislation instituting new protections for transgender and nonbinary […]
July 7, 2021

Even a Little Offensive Language in the Workplace Is Too Much

By: Jennifer Weitz, Esq., and Ty Hyderally, Esq. How many instances of offensive speech are needed to claim a hostile workplace environment under the LAD? If […]
June 25, 2021

OSHA Issues Emergency Temporary Standards Related to COVID-19

By:  Jennifer Vorih, Esq., and Ty Hyderally, Esq. On June 10, 2021, the Occupational Health and Safety Administration (OSHA) issued its first Emergency Temporary Standard in […]
June 24, 2021

New Jersey’s Older Workers to Gain Greater Protections

By:  Francine Foner, Esq., Renee Jiang and Ty Hyderally, Esq. New Jersey employees facing age discrimination may soon be on more equal footing with employees facing […]
June 18, 2021

Another Big Win for Disabled Employees in NJ!

By Francine Foner, Esq. and Ty Hyderally, Esq. The New Jersey Supreme Court championed the rights of disabled employees in a case we discussed in an […]
June 16, 2021

Great News for Employees at Newark Airport and Newark Airport Train Terminal

By:  Jennifer Vorih, Esq., and Ty Hyderally, Esq. New Jersey Governor Phil Murphy signed the Healthy Terminals Act on April 29, 2021.  The Act expands access […]
June 11, 2021

NY HERO ACT: First Workplace Airborne Infectious Disease Prevention Law

By:  Renee Jiang, Francine Foner, Esq., and Ty Hyderally, Esq. On May 5, 2021, Governor Andrew Cuomo signed into law the New York Health and Essential […]
June 8, 2021

Welcome Decision for Victims of Hostile Work Environment Sexual Harassment

By:  Francine Foner, Esq., and Ty Hyderally, Esq. If in response to an employee’s rejection of her supervisor’s sexual advances, the supervisor tells the employee to […]
June 4, 2021

Goodbye, Mask Mandate, Hello, Summer!

By:  Jennifer Vorih, Esq., and Ty Hyderally, Esq. On May 24, 2021, New Jersey Governor Phil Murphy will be dropping several mandates related to the COVID-19 […]
May 28, 2021

An Arbitration Claim Goes To Litigation – A Great Victory For Employees

By:  Francine Foner, Esq., and Ty Hyderally, Esq. Does your employer need to sign an arbitration agreement requiring that employment disputes be arbitrated, rather than decided […]
May 24, 2021

Can I Be Fired for Getting Vaccinated??

By:  Jennifer Vorih, Esq., and Ty Hyderally, Esq. New Jerseyans may have heard of a private school in Florida which recently announced a policy against teachers […]
May 17, 2021

Can an Employer Rescind Your Job Offer Due to Sudden Disability?

By: Nina Lucibello, Chantal N. Guerriero, Esq. and Ty Hyderally, Esq. In February 2021, the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (“EEOC”) filed suit against Saint Clare’s […]
May 13, 2021

DOL Rule Restores Employee Wage Protections

By:  Francine Foner, Esq., and Ty Hyderally, Esq. On May 5, 2021, the Department of Labor (DOL) announced it was overturning a rule established during the […]
May 12, 2021

Covid-19 Hate Crimes Act: A Plan to “Stop Asian Hate”

By: Nina Lucibello, Chantal N. Guerriero, Esq. and Ty Hyderally, Esq. Since the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic, hate crimes against Asian Americans have drastically risen.  […]
April 29, 2021

Misclassified Employees Secure Tasty Settlement

By:  Francine Foner, Esq. and Ty Hyderally, Esq. Federal and state wage laws are designed to ensure that employees who are covered by the wage laws […]
April 28, 2021

Workers Compensation Can Pay for Medical Marijuana

By:  Jennifer Vorih, Esq., and Ty Hyderally, Esq. The New Jersey Supreme Court recently affirmed that an employer must pay for medical marijuana prescribed for its […]
April 26, 2021

Proposed Amendments to the LAD: More Protections for Employees

By: Nina Lucibello, Chantal N. Guerriero, Esq. and Ty Hyderally, Esq. The New Jersey Legislature is currently considering a proposal by Senate Majority Leader Loretta Weinberg, […]
April 22, 2021

Advocates Working Up a SWEAT to Pass New York Wage Theft Law

Under existing New York law, even if an employee is successful in obtaining a judgment against an employer for unpaid wages, he or she may still […]
April 19, 2021

ARPA: More Than Just a Stimulus Check!

By: Nina Lucibello, Chantal N. Guerriero, Esq. and Ty Hyderally, Esq. In March 2021, President Biden signed the American Rescue Plan Act (“ARPA”) into law, a […]
April 15, 2021

NJ’s Recreational Marijuana Law Protects Employees Against Adverse Employment Actions – But it’s Not A License to be High at Work

By:  Renee Jiang, Francine Foner, Esq., and Ty Hyderally, Esq. The New Jersey Cannabis Regulatory, Enforcement Assistance, and Marketplace Modernization Act (“CREAMMA” or the “Act”), signed […]
April 14, 2021

NJLAD Preempted by the FAA: What Does This Mean for Employees?

By: Chantal N. Guerriero, Esq. and Ty Hyderally, Esq. On March 25, 2021, the U.S. District Court for the District of New Jersey issued a ruling […]
April 13, 2021

Can My Employer Really Fire Me for Protesting?

By:  Jennifer Vorih, Esq., and Ty Hyderally, Esq. 2020 was a very tumultuous year, and 2021 started off with a violent insurrection.  Many employers terminated employees […]
April 12, 2021

New Rules in Sight for New Jersey Family Leave

By Francine Foner, Esq., and Ty Hyderally, Esq. The recently enacted American Rescue Plan Act of 2021, signed by President Biden on March 11, 2021, does […]
April 7, 2021

Montclair Pre-K and Elementary Schools to Reopen April 12, 2021

By:  Jennifer Vorih, Esq., and Ty Hyderally, Esq. Montclair Public Schools began remote learning over a year ago.  Remote learning and in-person instruction during the pandemic […]
March 30, 2021

“She-Cession” — Will Affordable Childcare Bring Women Back to the Workplace?

By Renee Jiang, Francine Foner, Esq., and Ty Hyderally, Esq. The economic downturn caused by the COVID-19 pandemic has impacted women disproportionately.  More than 12 million […]
March 29, 2021

A Win for Pregnant Workers!

By:  Jennifer Vorih, Esq., and Ty Hyderally, Esq. As discussed in an earlier blog (November 23, 2020), the New Jersey Supreme Court recently heard a case […]
March 15, 2021

COVID-19 is Making a Case to Bring Back Women to the Workforce

By: Chantal N. Guerriero, Esq. and Ty Hyderally, Esq. March is Women’s History Month, and this year, more than ever, it is important to recognize the […]
March 12, 2021

Attention Pregnant Employees! Pregnant Workers Fairness Act May Finally Pass After Eight Years of Debate

By: Chantal N. Guerriero, Esq. and Ty Hyderally, Esq. The Pregnant Workers Fairness Act (“PWFA”) was first introduced eight years ago, in 2012, and has since […]
March 8, 2021

Lesson for New Jersey Boards of Education: Unemployment Benefits Do Not Offset Back-Pay Awards in Tenure Cases

By:  Jennifer Vorih, Esq., and Ty Hyderally, Esq. The New Jersey Appellate Division recently clarified that back-pay which is due to tenured teachers is not offset […]
March 5, 2021

New Jersey’s LGBT Married Couples May Soon Breathe a Sigh of Relief

By Renee Jiang, Francine Foner, Esq., and Ty Hyderally, Esq. On February 9, 2021, New Jersey lawmakers introduced a marriage equality bill seeking to codify same-sex […]
June 25, 2022

New Jersey Strengthens Employee’s Privacy Law!

By: Isaac Lee, Jennifer Weitz, Esq., and Ty Hyderally, Esq. The New Jersey State Legislature has passed legislation prohibiting an employer’s use of a tracking device […]
June 13, 2022

Before You Post That…

By: Jennifer Weitz, Esq. and Ty Hyderally, Esq. In case anyone needed a reminder of the fraught nature of posting on social media, the New Jersey […]
June 9, 2022

New Jersey Educators Have Protections… Even Without Tenure!

By:  Ty Hyderally, Esq., Jennifer Vorih, Esq. and Tom Daly. S993 was passed into law in 2020, amending NJSA Chapter 13A, the Employer-Employee Relations Act (§§ […]
May 25, 2022

If You’re Thinking of Getting High While Operating a Bulldozer…

By: Jennifer Weitz, Esq. and Ty Hyderally, Esq. As many in the Garden State are undoubtedly aware, New Jersey recently decriminalized the sale and use of […]
March 8, 2022

Expanded Civil Service Preference for Veterans

By:  Jennifer Vorih, Esq., Aaron Shoenfeld, and Ty Hyderally, Esq. New Jersey’s legislature recently passed Bill A259, which expands civil service preference eligibility for veterans. The […]
February 14, 2022

Customer Review Requirements: Can They Do That?

When a business changes company policy, it’s not unusual for employees to discuss and critique it amongst themselves. Usually, these discussions stay within the workplace. Adjusted […]
January 6, 2022

The Explosive Growth in New Jersey-Based Warehouse Operations Means Workers Require Job Protections

As online shopping continues to grow by leaps and bounds, the role of warehouse employees has received unprecedented attention. From reports of inadequate bathroom breaks to […]
December 30, 2021

Unemployment Appeal May Not Be Denied Unreasonably

By:  Jennifer Vorih, Esq., and Ty Hyderally, Esq. In a recent decision, the Appellate Division of the New Jersey Superior Court vacated a decision by the […]
December 16, 2021

Temp Workers May Finally See Improvements in the Law

By: Jennifer Weitz, Esq. and Ty Hyderally, Esq. Temporary workers, who historically have had few legal protections intended specifically for them, are the focus of two […]
November 22, 2021

New Jersey Is A Step Closer to Protecting Domestic Workers

By: Jennifer Weitz, Esq. and Ty Hyderally, Esq. The New Jersey Legislature recently introduced a bill to create the “New Jersey Domestic Workers’ Bill of Rights […]
August 27, 2021

Greater Labor Harmony for New Jersey’s Workers

By: Jennifer Weitz, Esq. and Ty Hyderally, Esq. New Jersey is poised to pass legislation that would further improve the landscape for unionized employees. Both houses […]
June 24, 2021

New Jersey’s Older Workers to Gain Greater Protections

By:  Francine Foner, Esq., Renee Jiang and Ty Hyderally, Esq. New Jersey employees facing age discrimination may soon be on more equal footing with employees facing […]
June 16, 2021

Great News for Employees at Newark Airport and Newark Airport Train Terminal

By:  Jennifer Vorih, Esq., and Ty Hyderally, Esq. New Jersey Governor Phil Murphy signed the Healthy Terminals Act on April 29, 2021.  The Act expands access […]
April 15, 2021

NJ’s Recreational Marijuana Law Protects Employees Against Adverse Employment Actions – But it’s Not A License to be High at Work

By:  Renee Jiang, Francine Foner, Esq., and Ty Hyderally, Esq. The New Jersey Cannabis Regulatory, Enforcement Assistance, and Marketplace Modernization Act (“CREAMMA” or the “Act”), signed […]
April 14, 2021

NJLAD Preempted by the FAA: What Does This Mean for Employees?

By: Chantal N. Guerriero, Esq. and Ty Hyderally, Esq. On March 25, 2021, the U.S. District Court for the District of New Jersey issued a ruling […]
March 5, 2021

New Jersey’s LGBT Married Couples May Soon Breathe a Sigh of Relief

By Renee Jiang, Francine Foner, Esq., and Ty Hyderally, Esq. On February 9, 2021, New Jersey lawmakers introduced a marriage equality bill seeking to codify same-sex […]
February 3, 2021

Growing Recognition of Implicit Bias

By Francine Foner, Esq., and Ty Hyderally, Esq. What is “implicit bias”?  In a bill proposed in March 2020 to address implicit bias in prenatal care, […]
January 27, 2021

New Administration Aims to End Mandatory Arbitration and Non-Compete Agreements

By Francine Foner, Esq., and Ty Hyderally, Esq. With the election of Joe Biden, and the Democrats having regained control of the Senate, a number of […]
November 13, 2020

New Jersey Votes to Legalize Recreational Use of Marijuana. What Might That Mean in the Workplace?

By: Chantal N. Guerriero, Esq. and Ty Hyderally, Esq. For the first time in New Jersey, voters approved the use of recreational marijuana for those who […]
November 11, 2020

Going Back to Work Safely: New Jersey Implements Mandatory Protocols to Reduce COVID-19 Threat

By Francine Foner, Esq., and Ty Hyderally, Esq. As New Jersey’s economy continues to gradually reopen and more New Jersey employees return to the workplace, COVID-19 […]
November 6, 2020

What if My Employer Is Shut Down for Disobeying Executive Orders?

By: Jennifer Vorih, Esq., Ty Hyderally, Esq., and Michael Chachura A favorite local restaurant—Cuban Pete’s in Montclair— had its locks changed by the Montclair Police Department and […]
September 17, 2020

NJ Law Enforcement Diversity Requirement Is on the Way!

By: Chantal N Guerriero, Esq. and Ty Hyderally, Esq. New Jersey Assembly Bill 2394 (the “Bill”), recently passed in both houses. The Bill requires law enforcement […]
August 4, 2020

What if My Employer is Violating Pandemic-Related Guidance?

By Jennifer Vorih, Esq., Ty Hyderally, Esq. New Jersey Governor Phil Murphy has issued a number of Executive Orders since the COVID-19 pandemic was declared.  The […]
July 16, 2020

NJ Supreme Court Upholds Arbitration Provision in Employment Contract

By: Chantal N. Guerriero, Esq. and Ty Hyderally, Esq.           Yesterday, the Supreme Court ruled to uphold an arbitration agreement in two cases between transportation workers […]
July 13, 2020

Employees Fired for Expressing their Views

By Jennifer Vorih, Esq., Ty Hyderally, Esq. We are in a very unique time in our country’s history. Many protests are happening throughout New Jersey and […]
July 8, 2020

LGBTQ-Inclusive Curriculum in NJ Schools is No Longer Optional

By: Chantal N. Guerriero, Esq. and Ty Hyderally, Esq. As most are aware of, recent progress surrounding the legal rights of LGBTQ+ employees in the workplace […]
June 25, 2020

Issues with Employees Returning to Work in Montclair, NJ.

By Jennifer Vorih, Esq., Ty Hyderally, Esq. Montclair, and the rest of New Jersey, has now entered Stage 2 of Reopening.  This means that salons and […]
June 15, 2020

Pandemic Prompts Proposed Amendments to New Jersey Earned Sick Leave Law

By Francine Foner, Esq., Ty Hyderally, Esq. On October 10, 2018, the New Jersey Legislature passed the New Jersey Earned Sick Leave Law, N.J.S.A. 34:11D-1 (“NJESLL”) […]
May 27, 2020

Governor Murphy Signs Order Phasing in Looser Restrictions in NJ

By: Chantal N Guerriero, Esq. and Ty Hyderally, Esq. As one of the hardest-hit states in the country, New Jersians have added risks to assess when […]
April 22, 2020

NJ Expands the Family Leave Act During the Pandemic

By: Chantal N. Guerriero, Esq. and Ty Hyderally, Esq. A new Bill which may impact New Jersey employees during the COVID-19 pandemic was approved by the […]
April 21, 2020

Can Your Employer Refuse to Allow You to Work Remotely During COVID-19?

By Francine Foner, Esq., Ty Hyderally, Esq. As the COVID-19 pandemic continues, many employees are working remotely and becoming Zoom savvy. There are, however, instances where […]
March 27, 2020

Can I Refuse to Go to Work During the COVID-19 Outbreak?

By: Chantal N. Guerriero, Esq. and Ty Hyderally Esq. Along with these particularly uncertain times facing the American workforce will undoubtedly come a flood of questions […]
March 23, 2020

Your Job Offer Is Rescinded Due to COVID-19 – What Now?

By Francine Foner, Esq. and Ty Hyderally, Esq. The sudden impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on business as usual took many New Jersey employees and employers […]
March 2, 2020

A Reminder to NJ Employees: Sick Leave is Required by Law!

By: Chantal N. Guerriero, Esq. and Ty Hyderally Esq. The New Jersey Department of Labor recently issued final regulations on the New Jersey Earned Sick Leave […]
February 24, 2020

New Senate Bill Aims to End Unfair and Discriminatory Scheduling Practices in New Jersey

By Lía Fiol-Matta, Esq., Ty Hyderally, Esq. On January 27, 2020, New Jersey Senators Loretta Weinberg and Nia H. Gill introduced Senate Bill 921 (“New Jersey Fair […]
February 3, 2020

NJ Employees – Your Rights Just Improved!

By: Chantal N. Guerriero, Esq. and Ty Hyderally, Esq. A new wave of employee-friendly protections designed to educate employees and encourage them to stand up for […]
December 9, 2019

New Jersey Assembly Passes Bill Outlawing “Gay Panic” Defense to Murder Charge

By: Ty Hyderally, Esq. and Francine Foner, Esq. Legislation designed to prevent legal strategies which discriminate against LGBTQ murder victims recently passed the Assembly by a […]
September 21, 2016

Recent Whistleblower Retaliation Decision

  The Appellate Division recently affirmed a finding of whistleblower retaliation in a case involving two employees’ objections to their employer’s fraudulent billing practices.  A New […]