Legal Alert: New Jersey Minimum Wage to Increase in 2019, Mandatory Notices Reminder, and the New New Jersey Earned Sick Leave Notice Published

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 twenty-five cents on January 1, 2019, to $8.85. Also, with the end of 2018 fast approaching, Pro Bono Partnership wants to remind nonprofits of the notices that they might need to hand…

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Legal Alert: Final Changes to the New York Laws Related to Sexual Harassment Claims Go Into Effect on October 9, 2018 Final Model Documents Drafted by the NY Department of Labor Have Been Issued

As you have learned in previous Pro Bono Partnership legal alerts, which you can find here, here, and here, New York State has substantially amended its laws related to the prevention of sexual harassment. Among other things, these changes require all New York employers to implement updated sexual harassment prevention policies and to provide employees with annual sexual harassment…

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Legal Alert: Final Changes to the New York Laws Related to Sexual Harassment Claims Go Into Effect on October 9, 2018

As you have learned in previous Pro Bono Partnership legal alerts, which you can find here and here, New York State has substantially amended its laws related to the prevention of sexual harassment, including requiring all New York employers to implement updated sexual harassment prevention policies and to provide employees with annual sexual harassment prevention training. These final changes to…

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Pro Bono Partnership Receives Grant From Fairfield County’s Community Foundation to Help Strengthen Nonprofits

August 21, 2018, White Plains, NY — Pro Bono Partnership (the Partnership) is pleased to announce it was awarded a $10,000 grant from Fairfield County’s Community Foundation. These funds will support the Partnership’s mission to strengthen and empower nonprofits and communities by providing free legal services to nonprofit organizations in the Fairfield County, CT region. The generous grant…

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Planting the Future

Dear Friends, We hear so many wonderful stories about the difference Pro Bono Partnership has made for our nonprofit clients that I’ve made it a goal to share more of those stories, and our outlook going forward, with you several times a year. Since it’s summer and I love to spend time in my garden,…

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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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