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Employed in New York City? Your Employer Should Have an Updated “Bill of Rights” Posted By July 1st

By Poulos LoPiccolo |

As explained by NYC Consumer and Worker Protection, employers in New York City are required to post an updated “Worker Bill of Rights” in their workplace by July 1st, 2024. The agency recently released updated details on the new regulations for posters—which must be multilingual. Within this article, our New York City employment lawyer… Read More »

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New Jersey in Battle With Lyft Over Classification of Drivers

By Poulos LoPiccolo |

According to a report from the New Jersey Monitor, state regulators are in a dispute with Lyft over allegations that the ridesharing company improperly misclassified its drivers. Notably, The New York Times reports that the state settled a similar lawsuit with Lyft’s top competitor Uber in 2022 for approximately $100 million. Within this article,… Read More »

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Can My Employer Force Me To Take a Pay Cut?

By Poulos LoPiccolo |

Is your employer asking—or demanding—that you accept a pay cut? It is stressful and frustrating to deal with an employer who wants you to accept less favorable terms. You may be wondering: Is it lawful for an employer to make me take a pay cut? In New Jersey, the answer is “yes”—unless you have… Read More »

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Employee Cost for Disability, Family Leave Benefits Currently Set to Rise in New Jersey

By Poulos LoPiccolo |

According to a report from the New Jersey Monitor, the employee share of costs for temporary disability benefits and family leave benefits are set to rise. The increase could become as soon as 2025 as state officials have reported an expected $442 million shortfall in the state’s disability benefits fund. Within this article, our… Read More »

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New York Governor Proposes Reform to Scale-Back “Frequency of Pay” Litigation for Manual Workers

By Poulos LoPiccolo |

On January 15th, 2024, New York Governor Kathy Hochul announced the proposed state budget for Fiscal Year (FY) 2025. Tucked deep within the budget is a proposed provision that would radically scale-back the ability of workers in New York State to file so-called “pay frequency” lawsuits. Here, our New York City employment law attorney… Read More »

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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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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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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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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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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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