The closely watched gender discrimination case of Ellen Pao v. Kleiner Perkins, her former employer, has ended in a clean win for Kleiner Perkins. At least in the courtroom. Kleiner Perkins, in case you're not familiar with it, is a major technology industry venture capital firm based in Silcon Valley. Ellen Pao is a former [...]
Here's what you need to know for now. The ABC test presumes that a worker is an employee unless the employer can establish that all three of the following criteria reflect a consulting relationship.
New Jersey's minimum wage increased to $8.38 per hour as of January 1, 2015. All businesses with employees in the Garden State should review and adjust their payrolls accordingly.
The New Jersey Supreme Court will review the decision of the Appellate Division in Rodriguez_v._Raymours_Furniture. Why should you care? Because there is a lot at stake --- for both employers and employees --- in how this case is finally decided. In a nutshell, this is the issue. Under the NJ Law Against Discrimination, the statute [...]
Although not an employment law matter as such, this post from the Franchise Law Update is of immediate concern to business travelers. It deals with "an internet espionage campaign nicknamed 'Darkhotel' targeting top US and Asian executives staying at luxury hotels." The detailed announcement from internet security company Kaspersky Labs would not link here, but [...]
As a lawyer, you know that you're about to have a bad day when an appellate court opinion,in discussing your client's position, starts this way: In this case the EEOC sued the defendants for using the same type of background check that the EEOC itself uses. The EEOC’s personnel handbook recites that “[o]verdue just debts [...]
It can be very difficult for a plaintiff to prove that he has been damaged by a defamatory statement, and therein lies a problem. If damages cannot be proved, how does a plaintiff use the courts to vindicate his reputation?
But the Ides of February? Who knew that such a thing even exists? Apparently it does, as variously explained here and here and here. Anyway, this is also budget season, and the president's proposed 2013 budget contains plenty of funding for the Department of Labor, EEOC and NLRB to do their work without much financial [...]