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New York Governor Vetoes Proposed State Ban on Employee Non-Compete Agreements

By Poulos LoPiccolo |

In December of 2023, New York Governor Kathy Hochul vetoed a state bill that would have effectively outlawed employee non-compete agreements. As such, workplace non-compete remain lawful—assuming they meet existing legal requirements—in the state. Here, our New York City non-compete agreement lawyer explains the law, the veto, and what it means for the future… Read More »

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SocialMediaAddiction

State of Nevada Suing Several Major Social Media Companies for their “Intentionally-Designed” Addictive Nature

By Poulos LoPiccolo |

On January 31st, 2024 ABC News reported that the Nevada Attorney General has filed a lawsuit against several major social media companies, including Facebook & Instagram (Meta), TikTok, and Snapchat. The complaint compares the social media platforms to a drug and contends that the companies should be held responsible for the damage caused to… Read More »

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LegalLaw

New Jersey Lawmakers Considering Proposal to Expand Family Leave Protections

By Poulos LoPiccolo |

According to a report from WHYY, a group of lawmakers in New Jersey are considering a proposal to expand family leave protections in the state. The bill—which still has a number of different steps to go through before it would become law—was introduced in the New Jersey General Assembly. If passed, it would gradually,… Read More »

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ADA

New York Jury Awards Employee $1.675 Million in Disability Discrimination Case (Significant Punitive Damages)

By Poulos LoPiccolo |

On February 8th, 2024, the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) confirmed that a jury in Western New York awarded $1.675 million in financial compensation to a deaf individual who was subject to disability discrimination. Notably, the award includes $1.5 million in punitive damages. Here, our New York City disability discrimination attorney discusses the judgment… Read More »

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EmploymentLaw5

Advocacy Group: Staffing Agencies are Violating New Jersey New Temp Worker Laws

By Poulos LoPiccolo |

On February 12th, 2024, the New Jersey Monitor reported that temp worker advocates are sounding the alarm that staffing agencies in the state are out of compliance with the new temp worker laws. As of early February, 40 complaints have been filed with state regulators over the new law. Within this blog post, our… Read More »

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MinWage

New Jersey Now has a $15.13 Per hour Minimum Wage for Most Workers

By Poulos LoPiccolo |

As of January 1st, 2024, the New Jersey Department of Labor and Workforce Development states that the state’s minimum wage is now $15.13 for many workers. The state’s minimum wage—which is significantly higher than the federal level—exists to help protect the “health, efficiency, and general well-being” of workers. Here, our New Jersey wage and… Read More »

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SexH1

Is it Sexual Harassment if a Boss Promises a Promotion in Exchange for Sexual Favors?

By Poulos LoPiccolo |

The New Jersey Law Against Discrimination (LAD) prohibits sexual harassment in the workplace. You may be wondering: Am I being sexually harassed if my boss is promising a promotion in exchange for sexual favors? The answer is “yes”—this is known as quid pro quo sexual harassment. Here, our Monmouth County workplace sexual harassment lawyer… Read More »

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Severance

Does Signing a Severance Agreement Prevent You from Suing an Employer?

By Poulos LoPiccolo |

Are you preparing to sign a severance agreement? Did you already sign an agreement? You may have questions about the impact it will have on your rights. Severance pay is not required by law in New Jersey or New York. When an employee signs an agreement, he or she usually must agree not to… Read More »

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Paycheck

Can an Employer in New Jersey Claw Back a Bonus If You Leave a Job Early?

By Poulos LoPiccolo |

Were you paid a bonus by an employer? Any contract related to the bonus matter. In New Jersey, employers include “claw back” provisions in bonus contracts. Investopedia defines a clawback as “a contractual provision that requires an employee to return money already paid by an employer.”In New Jersey, an employer may try to get… Read More »

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WorkStress

Can You Be Fired in New Jersey If You Did Not Do Anything Wrong?

By Poulos LoPiccolo |

New Jersey is an at-will employment state. As described by the National Conference of State Legislatures (NCSL), the standard means that a relationship between an employer and employee is presumed to be voluntary and can be ended at any reason and for any time—but for violations of the law. Can you be fired in… Read More »

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