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New Jersey Passes Domestic Workers Bill of Rights—Waiting for Governor’s Signature

By Poulos LoPiccolo |

According to a report from the Philadelphia Inquirer, New Jersey legislators have passed a domestic workers bill of rights. The proposed law—Assembly Bill 822 (AB 822)—is now waiting for the signature of New Jersey Governor Phil Murphy. If it becomes law, it would impact tens of thousands of employees. Within this blog post, our… Read More »

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New Jersey Attorney General Announces Settlement in Gender Pay Discrimination Case

By Poulos LoPiccolo |

On January 8th, 2024, New Jersey Attorney General Matthew J. Platkin announced that the state’s Division on Civil Rights (DCR) has reached a settlement in a gender pay discrimination case with AT&T. The employment law claim was filed on behalf of a female worker who alleges that her pay was lower than similarly-situated male… Read More »

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Is Sexual Harassment More Common in the Restaurant Industry?

By Poulos LoPiccolo |

Unfortunately, sexual harassment is a serious problem in the restaurant industry. As reported by National Public Radio (NPR), a recent study found that “more than 70% of female restaurant employees have been sexually harassed.” Another study found that the EEOC received harassment complaints “from restaurant industry workers more often than from any other sector.”… Read More »

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Four Myths About Wrongful Termination Claims in New Jersey

By Poulos LoPiccolo |

Did you or a loved one recently lose a job in New Jersey? If so, you may be considering bringing a legal claim against your employer. There are a lot of misconceptions about how wrongful termination cases actually work. At Poulos LoPiccolo PC, we have extensive experience handling wrongful termination lawsuits. In this article,… Read More »

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New York City Subway Franchise Will Pay Punitive Damages for Firing Worker Who Cooperated With Wage and Hour Investigation

By Poulos LoPiccolo |

On September 27th, 2023, the Department of Labor (DOL) announced that a Subway franchise in New York City will pay $10,000 in punitive damages—as well as additional compensation for back pay—to an employee who was unlawfully retaliated against after they cooperated with a wage and hour investigation. Here, our New York retaliation lawyer explains… Read More »

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EEOC Proposes Updated Guidance Designed to Protect Workers from Harassment

By Poulos LoPiccolo |

On September 29th, 2023, the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) released comprehensive proposed guidance designed to better protect employees from workplace harassment. The EEOC published the proposed reforms to the Federal Register on October 2nd, 2023 and is currently seeking public comment. Here, our New Jersey hostile work environment attorney provides an overview of… Read More »

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New Jersey Enacts New Law to Protect Service Employees During Change of Ownership

By Poulos LoPiccolo |

Earlier this year, New Jersey Governor Phil Murphy signed Assembly Bill 4682 into law. The new bill—which is set to take effect on October 22nd, 2023—will provide additional employment protections to service employees during a change of ownership. In this article, our New Jersey employee rights attorney provides an overview of the new law…. Read More »

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DOL Fines Employer in New Jersey $180,000 for Workplace Safety Violations

By Poulos LoPiccolo |

On October 3rd, 2023, the United States Department of Labor (DOL) fined an employer in New Jersey more than $180,000 for workplace safety violations. Litana Development Inc.—a contractor based in Passaic County—allowed employees of subcontractors to work dangerously close to high-voltage power lines without taking the proper safety precautions. Here, our New Jersey employee… Read More »

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Interlogix Home Security/Fire Alarm Class Action

By Poulos LoPiccolo |

New Jersey Federal District Court Judge Rules Class Action Against Home Security/Fire Alarm Manufacturers Can Move Forward On August 30 2022, Poulos LoPiccolo PC and Nagel Rice LLP filed a class action lawsuit alleging that Interlogix brand combination home and burglar alarm systems were manufactured and sold with serious defects that lead the alarm… Read More »

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Employee Rights in New Jersey: Wage Withholding for Damage

By Poulos LoPiccolo |

New Jersey has some of the most comprehensive state-level wage and hour laws in the entire country. As explained by the New Jersey Department of Labor and Workforce Development, state law strictly prohibits “the withholding of wages for illegal deductions, such as breakage, spillage and cash register shortages.” Here, our New Jersey employment lawyer… Read More »

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