Appellate Division Holds that the New Jersey Law Against Discrimination May Apply to Telecommuters W

The New Jersey Law Against Discrimination (LAD) protects workers from discrimination based on race, creed, color, national origin, age, ancestry, nationality, sex, gender identity, disability, sexual orientation, or genetic information. The Appellate Division recently clarified the scope of the LAD in Trevejo v. Legal Cost Control, Inc., Dkt. No. A-1377-16T4 2018, N.J. Super. Unpub. LEXIS 727 (App. Div. Feb. 27, 2018), wherein it held that the law may protect individuals who work for New Jersey-based employers on a telecommuting basis, even when the employee resides out of state. In Trevejo, the plaintiff sued for age discrimination after her employer, a New Jersey-based company, terminated

Governor Murphy Creates Task Force to Battle Employee Misclassification in New Jersey

In May of 2018, Governor Murphy signed Executive Order 25, which created a Task Force to provide advice and recommendations on how to fight employee misclassification. More specifically, many employers in the State are erroneously classifying full-time employees as independent contractors so as to avoid providing these employees with benefits to which they are entitled including, but not limited to, paid sick leave, unemployment insurance, workers’ compensation, and disability benefits. It also deprives these employees of protection under labor laws, as applicable, as well as occupational safety laws. Moreover, misclassification results in employers failing to pay required State and Federal

Recent Posts
Archive

©2018 Zazzali, Fagella, Nowak, Kleinbaum & Friedman. Blog is provided for informational purposes only. It is not intended as legal advice nor does it create an attorney/client relationship between the Zazzali Law Firm and any readers or recipients. Readers should consult counsel of their own choosing to discuss how these matters relate to their individual circumstances. Reproduction in whole or in part is prohibited without the express written consent of the Zazzali Law Firm.

Offices in Newark and Trenton, New Jersey & New York                         973.623.1822                             

attorneys@zazzali-law.com

©2019 Zazzali, Fagella, Nowak, Kleinbaum & Friedman. Reproduction of the content in the web site in whole or in part is prohibited without the express written consent of the Zazzali Law Firm.

 

This web site is provided for informational purposes only. It is not intended as legal advice nor does it create an attorney/client relationship between the Zazzali Law Firm and any readers or recipients. Readers should consult counsel of their own choosing to discuss how these matters relate to their individual circumstances. Before making your choice of attorney, you should give this matter careful thought. The selection of an attorney is an important decision.

 

This web site constitutes an ADVERTISEMENT. If you believe this web site is inaccurate or misleading, you may report same to the Committee on Attorney Advertising, Hughes Justice Complex, CN 037, Trenton, New Jersey 08625. No aspect of this advertisement has been approved by the Supreme Court of New Jersey.