Legal Alert: New Jersey Significantly Increases Employee Minimum Wage and Leave Entitlements

New Jersey has enacted two new laws that significantly increase the minimum wage and employees’ entitlements with respect to leaves of absence and wage replacement benefits. New Jersey’s minimum wage will increase gradually, to at least $15.00 an hour. Not all employees will reach the $15.00 level at the same time. To learn more about…

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Volunteers of the Year 1999-2010

Since 1999, Pro Bono Partnership has celebrated its Volunteers of the Year at regional events hosted throughout its service area. Our Volunteers of the Year from 1999-2010 are listed below. We couldn’t do what we do without our wonderful volunteers! 2010 RBS Global Banking & Markets – Americas; Robinson & Cole LLP; Vance G. Camisa,…

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Legal Alert: Westchester County, NY Implements a Ban-the-Box Law Effective March 3

Effective March 3, 2019, private employers in Westchester County, New York with four or more employees will no longer be permitted to ask applicants for employment about past criminal convictions or arrest records on employment applications. Inquiries into an applicant’s criminal convictions or arrest record are permissible after submission of the employment application. In addition, as…

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Volunteer Spotlight: Dechert LLP + YWCA of Bergen County

For over 15 years, Dechert LLP has been a dedicated Pro Bono Partnership law firm partner. The Partnership has worked with hundreds of Dechert attorneys over the years, and we are so grateful for the support of all of our volunteers. Today, we are highlighting a recent accomplishment of just a few of Dechert’s amazing…

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Legal Alert: New York Gender Expression Non-Discrimination Act Becomes Effective February 25

Effective February 25, 2019, “gender identity and expression” will be included as a protected class under New York State’s anti-discrimination laws. This new law will apply to New York employers with four or more employees. Gender identity and expression is defined as a “person’s actual or perceived gender-related identity, appearance, behavior, expression, or other gender-related characteristic…

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Volunteer Spotlight: Johnson & Johnson

For Johnson & Johnson, Healthier Communities Means Empowered Nonprofits The legal team at Johnson & Johnson supports the company’s credo by being an active and integral part of the Pro Bono Partnership volunteer community. Since 2001, the J&J legal department has completed 95 matters for 75 Pro Bono Partnership nonprofit clients. Their dedication to pro…

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