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Employment & Labor
Whether or not an arbitration agreement for employer-employee disputes can be enforced seems to be a shifting line. Attorneys at Jackson Lewis sort out the differences between recent U.S. Supreme Court and National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) rulings. In May, the court ruled that class action waivers in employment arbitration agreements do not violate federal […]
On Thursday, the New Jersey General Assembly passed S-1790 / A-2903 by a vote of 43-26-5. The Senate then concurred by a vote of 22-12. The bill now heads to the Governor’s desk for his consideration. The bill would impose enhanced enforcement procedures, remedies, and a variety of administrative sanctions against employers for violating wage […]
The Department of Labor and Workforce Development has released proposed regulations in order to implement a law requiring public works contractors to certify, if they directly employ craftworkers, that they are participating in a registered apprenticeship program for each craft that the contractor employs. A few key proposed definitions include: Craft – means a construction […]
The New Jersey Department of Labor and Workforce Development’s (NJDOL) Office of Youth Programs has awarded $2 million to seven counties and the City of Newark to provide teens and young adults in high-unemployment areas with paid summer internships. The Summer Youth Employment Pilot Program (SYEPP) seeks to mitigate youth poverty, unemployment, and crime rates […]