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Category Archives: Employment

  1. Assembly Bill No. 862: New law seeks to ensure service dogs’ access to public places

    By: Cristina N. Hyde, JD   On February 14, 2022, a new law concerning service dogs’ access to public places was approved by the Assembly Law and Public Safety Committee of the New Jersey General Assembly.  Simply put, Assembly Bill No. 862, also known as the Tucker & McKnight Bill, requires employee training concerning access to…

  2. Assembly Bill No. 3950: New Jersey employees must be provided written notice of vehicle tracking devices

    By: Cristina N. Hyde, JD As of April 18, 2022, New Jersey employers must provide notice to workers before tracking their vehicles.  On January 18, 2022, Governor Murphy signed Assembly Bill No.  3950 into law.  Originally presented by its sponsors as a way to support privacy rights of New Jersey employees under the Fourth Amendment of…

  3. Senate Bill No. 760: Pending New Jersey legislation would expand the existing New Jersey Health Care Profile to include all health care professionals

    By Cristina N. Hyde, JD Last week, Senate Bill No. 760 was unanimously approved by the Senate Commerce Committee.  If enacted, the bill would expand the scope of the New Jersey Health Care Consumer Information Act (the Act) to include all licensed health care professionals as defined by the New Jersey Health Care Professional Responsibility and…

  4. Flexibility offered to American Workforce During Pandemic Recovery: How to “post” notices for the virtual or hybrid workplace

    By: Cristina N. Hyde, JD Last week, the Campanella Law Office blog addressed the importance of continued compliance with an employer’s requirement to provide conspicuous notices of employees rights in the workplace; particularly in light of several recent federal and state-level legislative updates.  Of course, complying with many of these requirements has become increasingly difficult as…

  5. Employee Rights: Are your posters up-to-date?

    By: Cristina N. Hyde, JD As of the end of next month, employers will have been struggling to keep businesses alive amid the COVID-19 pandemic for two years.  In that time, in addition to constantly evolving health  safety protocols, there have also been a series of legislative developments that suggest a review of notice and…

  6. Courtroom Cue: New Jersey Supreme Court Addresses Pregnant Workers Fairness Act

    By: Cristina N. Hyde, JD On March 9, 2021, the New Jersey Supreme Court had its first opportunity to consider a pregnancy discrimination matter that was based on the New Jersey Pregnant Workers Fairness Act (the “Act”).  The Court was asked to consider whether the Act had been violated as a matter of law.  After…

  7. President Biden’s national strategy to “vaccinate the unvaccinated” includes new vaccination requirements for health care workers

    By: Cristina N. Hyde, JD Last week, Campanella Law Office addressed President Biden’s intention to use regulatory powers to increase the number of American’s subject to vaccine requirements as it related to businesses.  However, the President’s six-pronged, comprehensive national strategy to battle COVID-19, also implicates more than 17 million heath care workers throughout the country.  In…

  8. Courtroom Cue: New Jersey Supreme Court rules that employer could be liable for two racial slurs

    By: Cristina N. Hyde, JD Reminding New Jersey business owners of the importance of anti-discrimination training and written anti-discrimination policies, the New Jersey Supreme Court recently determined that an employer could be held liable for the utterance of two racially offensive comments by a supervisor.  Rios v. Meda Pharm., Inc., ___ N.J. ___ (2021)  In…

  9. Efforts to Stop Worker Misclassification Continue With New Legislation

    By: Cristina N. Hyde, JD On July 8, 2021, Governor Murphy reminded New Jersey residents of his commitment to address worker misclassification.  By signing a four-bill legislative package he approved several administrative safeguards intended to make it more difficult to improperly classify employees as independent contractors.  Through this new legislation, the Department of Labor can…

  10. COVID-19 Emergency Temporary Standard: OSHA acts to ensure continued protection of healthcare employees

    By: Cristina N. Hyde, JD On June 21, 2021, OSHA’s COVID-19 Emergency Temporary Standard (ETS)   was published in the Federal Register.  Fueled by concerns over divergent approaches to workplace safety taken by state and local governments, the healthcare industry specific regulations were issued in conjunction with updated guidance  for other industries. The ETS is…