The New Jersey Family Leave Act (FLA) applies to all public and private-sector employers with 50 or more employees (the FLA does not require those 50 or more to be employed within a 75 mile radius of the employee seeking leave, nor do they need to be in the state of New Jersey). An FLA-eligible employee is one who has worked 1,000 hours or more (including overtime) during the preceding 12 months. Hours for which the employee was paid workers compensation benefits may be included in the 1,000 hours to establish eligibility. At the employer’s option, other types of paid [ Read More ]
Congress enacted the Family Medical Leave Act (FMLA) in 1993 to accommodate the important societal interest of assisting families by establishing a minimum labor standard for a leave of absence from the job for medical reasons. To protect that interest, the FMLA contains two distinct provisions. First, it makes it “unlawful for any employer to interfere with, restrain, or deny the exercise of or the attempt to exercise, any right provided under” the FMLA. A claim arising under that provision is known as an “interference” claim. Second, the FMLA makes it “unlawful for any employer to discharge or in any [ Read More ]
The New Jersey Law Against Discrimination, (LAD) prohibits employment discrimination/hostile work environment against any person by reason of sex amongst other protected characteristics. Harassment of an employee because of the employee’s gender is prohibited by the LAD. All employees have the right to a workplace environment that is free from discriminatory intimidation, harassment, and hostility, because of their sex. Our courts have recognized two types of sexual harassment claims. One is quid pro quo (“this for that”) sexual harassment occurs when an employer attempts to make an employee’s submission to sexual demands a condition of his or her employment. It [ Read More ]
http://www.guardian.co.uk/world/video/2013/jun/09/nsa-whistleblower-edward-snowden-interview-video The source behind the Guardian’s NSA files talks to Glenn Greenwald about his motives for the biggest intelligence leak in a generation • Edward Snowden: the whistleblower behind revelations of NSA surveillance Laura Poitras and Glenn Greenwald in Hong Kong Source: Guardian US Length: 12min 35sec Sunday 9 June 2013
New NJ State Police Initiative as CONFIRMATION BY MY FATHER whom is retired from the NJ State Police… Starting July 28, New Jersey will launch a 30-day speeding ticket frenzy. The state estimates that 9 million dollars will be generated in speeding tickets. One million dollars will go to pay state troopers over-time. There will be 50 state troopers on duty at all times patrolling the 9 main intersections and highways as follows: I-295 North and South, I-95 Jersey Turnpike North and South, I-80 East and West, I-287 North and South, I-78 East and West, I-195 East and West, I-280 [ Read More ]
The False Claims Act (“FCA”) was enacted by the U.S. Congress during the Civil War to respond to widespread fraud in the procurement of weapons and materials for the Union Army. The “qui tam” provision of this Act authorized citizens to sue on behalf of the government and be paid a percentage of the recovery. In a qui tam action, the citizen filing suit is called a “relator”. Today, the FCA is a tool to recover monies acquired through fraud by those who receive Federal funds, either directly or indirectly. Under the FCA, those who knowingly submit, or cause another [ Read More ]
The Law Against Discrimination (LAD) prohibits, among others, unlawful employment discrimination against any person by reason of handicap. The overreaching policy of the LAD is to eradicate “the cancer of discrimination.” In considering the LAD, courts have found that “[e]mployment discrimination goes beyond the employer employee relationship and involves the greater concern of the public interest in maintaining a work place free of discrimination.” It is well established that the LAD is remedial legislation, to be construed liberally and given broad reach. Although the LAD does not specifically address reasonable accommodations, New Jersey courts have unanimously held that employers [ Read More ]
The New Jersey Conscientious Protection Act (CEPA) was enacted to protect employees from retaliation after they disclose, refuse to participate in or object to (or “blow the whistle”) their employer’s participation in unlawful or harmful activity. Under CEPA, an employee is protected if the employee either discloses or objects to an activity of the employer which the employee reasonably believes is in violation of law, regulation, rule or incompatible with a clear mandate of public policy. Also, CEPA prohibits an employer from taking retaliatory action against an employee who objects or refuses to participate in “any activity, policy or practice [ Read More ]
Mix 106.1 is teaming up with American Express in an effort to support small businesses affected by Hurricane Sandy. With the summer approaching, we are encouraging communities to shop local and help waterfront businesses get ready for the busiest season of the year. Thanks to the generous support from American Express, Mix 106.1 is providing free on-air radio exposure and digital directory support to eligible small businesses in storm affected areas. If you are a small business owner, submit your business no later than June 15th, 2013 and we can help get the word out to your community that you’re [ Read More ]
By Christopher Baxter/The Star-Ledger Email the author | Follow on Twitter on May 29, 2013 at 6:15 AM, updated May 29, 2013 at 7:35 AM View full sizeSgt. 1st Class Frank Chiofalo claims in a new court filing the N.J. State Police plans to discipline him and prevent him from retiring in retaliation for filing a lawsuit earlier this year in which he made claims against a high-ranking superior.Tom Wright-Piersanti/The Star-Ledger TRENTON — In January, State Police Sgt. 1st Class Frank Chiofalo claimed in a lawsuit that his boss, Maj. Robert Cuomo, had falsified payroll to show he had worked [ Read More ]
President Barack Obama addressed the crowd today of over 2000 in Asbury Park. In a moving speech of hope, the crowd went wild as the president finished his speech with the following: LET’S HAVE SOME GOOD TIMES ON THE JERSEY SHORE THIS SUMMER, Next summer and the summer after that and all year long. America bring your family and friends, spend a little money on the Jersey Shore, you will find some of the friendliest folks on earth, some of the best beaches on earth, and you will see even after a tough couple of months this space is as [ Read More ]
Jersey Shore On Tuesday, May 28, 2013, President Obama will deliver remarks on the boardwalk at The Asbury Park Convention Hall. A security zone will be established from 3rd to 6th Avenues and east of Kingsley to the ocean. There will be no beach access between 3rd and 6th Avenues. The will be no parking on Memorial Drive and Fifth Avenue east of Memorial Drive. The entrance for ticket holders will be at 3rd & Ocean Avenues. Ticket holders will be admitted at 11:30 am.
Everyone enjoy your Memorial Day and remember our veterans… Cookouts and Parades are great, but don’t forget that the real reason we can spend our day as we choose is because brave men and women paid the ultimate price in defense of freedom. I am grateful beyond belief that I live in a free country. Thank you to those that gave all, remembering you and honoring the lives you gave so I can live mine freely.
WASHINGTON (Reuters) – U.S. regulators are in the early stages of an antitrust probe into whether Google Inc, the top player in Web display advertising, breaks antitrust law in how it handles some advertising sales, a source told Reuters on Thursday. The source said that it was unlikely that the Federal Trade Commission had sent out civil investigative demands in relation to the probe, which would be the sign of a formal and more serious investigation. The new line of inquiry focuses on tools acquired when Google bought display ad company DoubleClick in 2007; other firms which specialize in helping [ Read More ]
For the first time in U.S. history, a sitting attorney general has been held in contempt of Congress. On Thursday, the GOP-led House of Representatives voted 255-67 to hold Attorney General Eric Holder in contempt over documents relating to the Fast and Furious scandal. Over 100 Democrats, including the 42 members of the Congressional Black Caucus, walked out of the vote, saying the Republican leadership “has articulated no legislative purpose for pursuing this course of action.” “For these reasons, we cannot and will not participate in a vote to hold the attorney general in contempt,” the CBC said in a [ Read More ]