Tag Archives: New Jersey

New Jersey Supreme Court: Taking Employers’ Documents Is Theft

The New Jersey Supreme Court recently affirmed that employees who take or copy their employer’s documents can be prosecuted for theft by unlawful taking. In State v. Saavedra, — A.3d –, 2015 WL 3843764 (N.J. 2015), the court acknowledged that … Continue reading

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Paid Sick Leave Cropping Up Quickly

All over the country, city and state legislators are taking steps to enact paid sick leave laws.  Here are some recent developments:

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$10.2 Million Awarded to States to Fund Worker Misclassification Detection and Enforcement

Last month, the U.S. Department of Labor issued a press release announcing that $10.2 million had been awarded to 19 states to implement or improve worker misclassification initiatives.

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New Jersey Passes Law Restricting Employers’ Ability to Request Applicants’ Criminal History Information

On August 11, 2014, New Jersey Governor Chris Christie signed the Opportunity to Compete Act, New Jersey’s “ban the box” law prohibiting certain employers from excluding applicants based on their criminal records during the initial application process.

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