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Fortunately, for those of you who continue to kick the can on complying with New Jersey’s Paid Sick Leave law, it’s only been in effect for two days now.

I mean, how much paid sick leave could someone have actually accrued since Monday? Hmmm… Continue reading

Today, I’m going to tell you the story of a man that has now sued the same employer four times.

It’s a bit like the Buffalo Bills of employment litigation, except the plaintiff here hasn’t suffered a fourth defeat…yet.

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Shout out to Chris Opfer at Bloomberg Law.

Chris reported yesterday that the U. S. Department of Justice filed this brief with the United States Supreme Court in this case, in which it argues that Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, the federal employment discrimination law, does not cover discrimination against an individual because of the individual’s gender identity.

Is this a big deal? Yes.  Is it a surprise that the DOJ has taken this position? Heck no. Continue reading

Before I get to the Halloween, I’m assuming that if you won last night’s Mega Millions jackpot, you probably have better things to do than read this blog post. If however, you did win, congratulations! And, by reading this far into the blog post, you agree to split your winnings 50/50 with me.

Ok, 60/40.

It’s a contract. That’s how the law works. Checkmate!

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Every so often — not, “if I had a nickel” often, but every once in a while — someone hits me up for my two cents on firing an employee who is on FMLA or some other form of protected leave for [fill in the reason]. Continue reading

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Remember yesterday’s post?

If not, then out of concern for you, I suggest that you see a doctor. Because after all, we’re talking about a post from just one day ago.

Either way, to get you back up to speed, yesterday I blogged about an employer that was required to pay $100K to a worker it fired for making racist Facebook posts. That was because an arbitrator concluded that the employer knew about the employee’s racist behavior online but did nothing about it for several months until the media reported it.

Today’s situation — a different situation — is different. Like totally different. Continue reading

“Doing What’s Right – Not Just What’s Legal”