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Earlier this week, Governor Phil Murphy announced that he had signed A681 into law, which expands the scope of the Law Against Discrimination (LAD) — already one of the most comprehensive anti-discrimination laws in the country — by providing protections against age discrimination by employers.

Hey, I’m not complaining. Changes like these will help pay to put my kids through college. But let’s see what this latest amendment is all about. Continue reading

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Since taking office, New Jersey Governor Phil Murphy has committed to battling worker misclassification, i.e., treating employees as independent contractors. Misclassifying employees as independent contractors can deprive workers of wages and benefits and also have tax ramifications too. Continue reading

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In a landslide victory on election day — ok, a touch of politics — New Jersey voters overwhelmingly supported legalizing recreational marijuana. But where and when can you get it? (Asking for a friend).

And what does legalized recreational marijuana mean for local employers? Continue reading

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Hot on the heels of yesterday’s blog post about mandatory face coverings for customers, New Jersey Governor Phil Murphy has signed this Executive Order designed to protect NJ businesses’ customers and employees further.

(Technically, the EO preceded my blog post. But I’m not keeping score.) Continue reading

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On Tuesday, a prescient reader emailed me to suggest a blog topic. He wondered what the labor and employment law implications would be if a bunch of athletes refused to play a scheduled game in protest of social/racial injustice.

And then, yesterday, the Milwaukee Bucks players boycotted their game against the Orlando Magic, spawning a wave of protests across the NBA and other professional sports. Continue reading

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