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Last week, Governor Phil Murphy signed the Jake Honig Compassionate Use Medical Cannabis Act, which overhauls New Jersey’s Medicinal Marijuana Program (MMP) and its original Compassionate Use of Medical Marijuana Act (CUMMA).

Here are five things that local employers need to know about the amended CUMMA. Continue reading

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More than ever, American workplaces are emphasizing diversity by targeting hires of different races, religions, ethnicities, genders, cultural and educational backgrounds, work experience, etc. This variety promotes different viewpoints, better problem-solving, a just a more dynamic workplace.  Generally, this results in businesses attracting better talent, reducing turnover, and improving the brand and reputation.

But, with different backgrounds may come a different appreciation of social norms.

I have an example for you.

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By Henry Mitchell Restoration by Godot13 – Mitchell, Henry (1876) The State Arms of the Union, Boston: L. Prang & Co., Public Domain, Link

City and state-mandated paid sick leave is so 2018.

In 2019, the State of Maine has decided up the ante by requiring most private employers to provide paid leave for any reason. Continue reading

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In a statement issued earlier this week, House Judiciary Chairman Jerrold Nadler (D-NY) announced that he would “not rest” until Congress passed “historic legislation to end forced arbitration.”

I have a feeling Mr. Nadler is going to be pretty tired. But, let’s see what this is all about. Continue reading

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Last year in Epic Systems Corp. v. Lewis, the Supreme Court narrowly concluded that a court should enforce an agreement between an employer and employee to arbitrate claims individually notwithstanding workers’ rights under the National Labor Relations Act to engage in protected concerted activity.

That decision did not sit well with several members of Congress. Continue reading

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