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What is the Joint Employer Rule?

Employees in New Jersey are protected by a number of employment laws at both the state and federal levels. These are laws that guard against adverse actions wrongfully taken by employers such as discrimination and failure to pay minimum wage. For these laws and protections to apply, however, there must be an...

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Use of Credit History in the Hiring Process

The hiring process can be intense on both sides. Potential employees are anxious to present their best selves to potential employers. Employers want a vetting process that helps ensure they are selecting the right person for the job. As employers work towards instituting a hiring process that encourages the selection of a...

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Why Was the Sarbanes-Oxley Act Created?

There is always a story behind a law. There is always a reason it was passed and a purpose for it. If you have heard of the Sarbanes-Oxley Act, then you know that this piece of legislation overhauled corporate regulations back in the early 2000s. A comprehensive reform of the financial practices...

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How Enforceable is a Non-Solicitation Agreement?

There are several different restrictive covenants that you may find in an employment agreement in New Jersey. A covenant not to compete is one. A non-disclosure covenant is another. You may also find a non-solicitation covenant. New Jersey law may disfavor covenants, generally speaking, as they can be seen as undue restrictions...

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Employer Violating the Equal Pay Act

The Equal Pay Act of 1963, passed as an amendment to the Fair Labor Standards Act, was created by Congress in an attempt to right sex-based pay inequities that have historically plagued the earning potential of women. The hope of the Equal Pay Act was for women to receive “equal pay...

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Holiday Leave Laws

With the holidays in the not-so-distant future, you may be wondering what your holiday leave rights are as an employer. There are a number of relevant laws in this discussion both at the state and federal level. Today, we will take a look at some of the holiday leave laws that may...

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