Written By ESR News Blog Editor Thomas Ahearn On July 25, 2019, Acting New Jersey Governor Sheila Y. Oliver signed Assembly No. 1094 into law to prevent employers from asking about wage and salary history of workers to combat this discriminatory practice and promote equal pay and gender equity, according to a press release on …Continue reading "New Jersey Bans Salary History Inquiries by Employers to Promote Equal Pay"
Written By ESR News Blog Editor Thomas Ahearn On March 27, 2019, a New Jersey appellate court ruled in a lawsuit between a funeral home and a former employee diagnosed with cancer that employers cannot automatically fire medical marijuana users for failing a drug test since they may be protected under the state’s Law Against …Continue reading "New Jersey Court Rules Medical Marijuana Users May be Protected Under State Law Against Discrimination"
Written By ESR News Blog Editor Thomas Ahearn On April 24, 2018, New Jersey Governor Phil Murphy signed into law the most “historic” and ”sweeping” equal pay legislation in America – “The Diane B. Allen Equal Pay Act” – to fight gender inequity and support equal pay for women in the state, according to a …Continue reading "Historic and Sweeping New Jersey Equal Pay Act Takes Effect July 1"
Written By ESR News Blog Editor Thomas Ahearn On December 20, 2017, New Jersey Governor Chris Christie signed bipartisan legislation – Senate Bills 3306, 3307, and 3308 – that will change and modernize the state’s expungement system and help minor criminal offenders reclaim their lives, according to a press release from the Office of the Governor.Continue reading "New Jersey Passes Laws to Modernize State Expungement System to Help Minor Criminal Offenders"
Written By ESR News Blog Editor Thomas Ahearn Several states in the U.S. have passed laws that seek to strengthen the background checks of drivers for Transportation Network Companies (TNCs) such as Uber and Lyft to ensure the safety and security of passengers who use these popular ride-hailing applications. The growing scrutiny over the strength of …Continue reading "Transportation Network Companies Such as Uber and Lyft Will Face More Scrutiny Over Background Checks in 2018"
Written By ESR News Blog Editor Thomas Ahearn New Jersey Governor Chris Christie has announced a bipartisan agreement on three new expungement reform bills that will prohibit employment discrimination based upon expunged criminal records, increase the number of convictions that can be expunged while accelerating expungements, and reduce the waiting period to expunge an entire juvenile …Continue reading "New Jersey Governor Announces Bipartisan Agreement on Three New Expungement Reform Bills "
Written By ESR News Blog Editor Thomas Ahearn Winter Storm Stella, which The Weather Channel reports is “hammering the Northeast with heavy snow, intensifying winds, even some accumulating ice,” and led to blizzard warnings in parts of nine states from Pennsylvania to Maine, has also caused many court closures in the areas affected by the …Continue reading "Winter Storm Stella Closes Courts in Northeast Due to Blizzard Warnings"
Written By ESR News Blog Editor Thomas Ahearn New Jersey Governor Chris Christie has signed into law new legislation – the “Transportation Network Company Safety and Regulatory Act” (A3695) – that will license and regulate transportation network companies (TNCs) such as Uber and Lyft and require them to meet insurance coverage standards and conduct driving …Continue reading "New Jersey Law Will Require Uber and Lyft Drivers to Undergo Driving and Criminal Background Checks"
Written By ESR News Blog Editor Thomas Ahearn On December 7, 2015, the New Jersey Department of Labor and Workforce Development (NJDOL) published its final regulations and guidance for Ban the Box legislation passed in the “Garden State” called The Opportunity to Compete Act (OTCA) which took effect immediately. The final regulations – and …Continue reading "New Jersey Issues Ban the Box Regulations and Guidance"
Written By ESR News Blog Editor Thomas Ahearn Effective March 1, 2015, Ban the Box legislation in New Jersey – (S2124) “The Opportunity to Compete Act” – will establish certain employment rights for reformed ex-offenders and provides job applicants who have criminal records with protections when they seek employment. The law prevents employers from asking …Continue reading "New Jersey Ban the Box Act Takes Effect March 1"