About two years ago, I blogged here about this decision from the NJ Superior Court, Appellate Division, where the court held that an employer and employee could agree to shorten the statute of limitations on employment claims. For example, in Rodriguez v. Raymours Furniture Company, Inc., conspicuously placed in its application materials, was language requiring that any employment-related lawsuit against Raymours be filed within six months of whenever the claim arose. Thus, if one of these employees was later discriminated against, he would have to file his lawsuit within six months (rather than within two years, as New Jersey’s Law Against Discrimination permits).
Head on over to the EEOC’s website (here) to check out:
- Legal Rights for Pregnant Workers under Federal Law; and
- Helping Patients Deal with Pregnancy-Related Conditions and Restrictions at Work
There is a growing trend across the country for employers to remove job-application questions about criminal-record history. Ban the Box notwithstanding, other common job application no-no’s continue to trip up certain employers.
On December 1, 2016, the new Department of Labor overtime rules will take effect. Yesterday, Senate labor committee Chairman Lamar Alexander (R-Tenn.) and Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs committee chairman Ron Johnson (R-Wisc.) announced (here) new legislation under the Congressional Review Act to to stop the overtime rules dead in their tracks.
Keep preparing for the new overtime rules.