The Pro Bono Partnership Pundit: NJ’s New Equal Pay and Paid Sick Leave Laws Provide Expanded Equitable Protections for Employees

July 18, 2018 — This post was originally published on The Dodge Blog by Christine Michelle Duffy, Director, New Jersey Program. New Jersey has enacted two new laws that will dramatically impact the workplace. Both laws aim to provide a more equitable workplace for minorities, women, and other lower-paid employees. Learn more here.  

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Legal Alert: Some of the Changes to the New York Laws Related to Sexual Harassment Claims Go Into Effect on July 11

Two changes to the New York Laws related to sexual harassment claims go into effect on July 11, 2018. Please read below for more details. Limits on Use of Non-Disclosure Agreements in Settlement Agreements Resolving Sexual Harassment Claims Earlier this year, the New York General Obligations Law was amended to add a new provision that…

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Legal Alert: New York State Enacts New Legislation Expanding Anti-Harassment Laws to Non-Employees, Requiring Anti-Harassment Training & Policies, & More

On April 12, 2018, Governor Cuomo expanded an employer’s obligations under the New York Labor Laws. Laws Prohibiting Sexual Harassment Laws Now Apply To Non-Employees Effective immediately, the New York State Human Rights Law has been expanded to prohibit sexual harassment against certain non-employees, including, but not limited to: contractors, subcontractors, vendors, consultants or other…

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Legal Alert: Westchester County, NY Passes Bill Prohibiting Employers From Asking About Prior Salary History

ACTION REQUIRED: New law effective July 9, 2018 On Tuesday, April 10, 2018, Westchester County Executive George Latimer signed the Wage History Anti-Discrimination Bill, which prohibits employers in Westchester County, New York from inquiring about a job applicant’s prior salary history. The bill will become law on Monday, July 9, 2018.  What should you do now?…

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NJ Law Journal Honors Christine Michelle Duffy

November 7, 2017 — In its biennial article on Diverse Attorneys of the Year, the New Jersey Law Journal honored Pro Bono Partnership Senior Staff Attorney Christine Michelle Duffy, and included Christine’s thoughts on the importance of diversity. This year’s award recognized 15 individuals for “excellence among diverse attorneys in New Jersey.” Read the article here.

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Legal Alert: NY Minimum Wage and Minimum Weekly Salaries for Executive & Administrative Exemption Increase December 31, 2017

On December 31, 2017 the New York minimum wage, and the minimum weekly salary threshold for the executive and administrative exemptions under New York State wage and hour law, will each increase as follows: Minimum Wage Minimum Weekly Salary for Executive & Administrative Exemption (regardless of number of hours worked) Employers in NYC with 11…

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LEGAL ALERT: New Jersey Minimum Wage to Increase in 2018 and Mandatory Notices Reminder

Nonprofits should note that the New Jersey Department of Labor and Workforce Development (NJDLWD) has announced that New Jersey’s minimum hourly wage will increase sixteen cents on January 1, 2018, to $8.60. Also, with the end of 2017 fast approaching, Pro Bono Partnership wants to remind nonprofits of the notices that they might need to hand out…

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