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Category Archives: Employment

  1. New Breastfeeding Legislation: New York Gives Nursing Employees a Room of Their Own

    By: Cristina N. Hyde, JD On December 9, 2022, Governor Kathy Hochul signed new legislation expanding accommodations provided to private sector employees for expressing breastmilk in the workplace.  Supporting the rights of all New Yorkers to have a safe, hygienic, and convenient place to nurse, Senate Bill S4844B aligns the accommodations that private businesses must provide…

  2. Non-Compete and Non-Solicitation Clauses: Why Restrictive Covenants are Uniquely Prohibited from Inclusion in Psychologist Employment Agreements

    By: Cristina N. Hyde, JD Entering an employment contract can be stressful; especially for health care professionals where restrictive covenants are involved. Generally, such restrictions in employment contracts are permissible.  However, in New Jersey, psychologists are a unique subset of health care providers who are prohibited from having non-compete or non-solicitation clauses in their employment…

  3. Assembly Bill No. 4521: Savage decision regarding Non-Disparagement Clauses Prompts New Legislation

    By: Cristina N. Hyde, JD Last May, in the case of Savage v. Township of Neptune, the New Jersey Appellate Division determined that a 2019 amendment to the New Jersey Law Against Discrimination (NJLAD), prohibiting non-disclosure or confidentiality provisions in employment contracts and settlement agreements, did not extend to the inclusion of non-disparagement clauses. Four…

  4. “Stay In Jersey” Bill Announced: New Jersey Strikes Back At New York Congestion Tax

    By: Cristina N. Hyde, JD Last month, New Jersey legislators took an important step in solidifying a response to New York’s looming threat of imposing a congestion tax on Garden State commuters.  United States Congressman Josh Gottheimer began sounding the alarm on the Metropolitan Transit Authority’s (MTA) Central Business District Tolling Program (the “Congestion Tax”) as…

  5. New York Senate Bill S9427A: New State Legislation Poised to Require Pay Transparency

    By: Cristina N. Hyde, JD On June 1, 2022, in an effort to address systemic pay inequity throughout the state, the New York State Legislature passed Senate Bill S9427A.  If signed by Governor Kathy Hochul, the new law will require employers to disclose critical information about compensation when advertising for a new job opportunity, promotion…

  6. 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…

  7. 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…

  8. 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…

  9. 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…

  10. 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…