Preventive Law for Employers

Kiernan’s Corner

NJ adopts new overtime regulations

On September 6, 2011 the New Jersey Department of Labor and Workforce Development adopted new overtime pay regulations which make New Jersey’s overtime standards consistent with federal regulations. Obviously, this will make it easier for NJ companies that do business in multiple states by eliminating the conflicts between state and federal laws.  […]

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E-Verify Self-Check Now Available in NJ

Self Check, a free federal online service that allows workers to check their own employment eligibility status, is now available to New Jersey residents, and is now available in Spanish. For several years, employers have been using the Internet-based E-Verify service, a Department of Homeland Security program administered by USCIS in partnership with […]

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NJ court to employers: Train your employees! We mean it!

In a recent case,  Allen v. Adecco, Inc.,  (App. Div. 2011), the New Jersey Appellate Division reemphasized the standards for an effective anti-harassment policies.  A crucial element is manager and employee training. Jessica  Allen was a temporary employee at the University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey (“UMDNJ”). She alleged […]

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Practical advice on employee performance improvement

I commend to all employers and HR professionals a very good article by John McLachlan, Esq. of Fisher & Phillips.  Mr. McLachlan advocates (and I endorse!) approaching employee performance issues as a matter of mutual responsibility, requiring the employee to collaborate in coming up with proposed solutions.  Try his suggested method, and […]

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New law requires all NJ public employees to live in NJ

As of September 1, 2011, all new  New Jersey public employees must live in the Garden State. The New Jersey First Act, P.L. 2011, c.70,  requires all newly hired public employees to be  New Jersey residents or to move to the state within one year of taking a position.  Current […]

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Who is Ann Kiernan?

Ann Kiernan is an employment lawyer who has been practicing law in New Jersey for more than 30 years. She represents only employers and management and regularly provides management training companies big and small. Employment law is constantly changing, and Ann is familiar how these changes affect employers. To keep up-to-date and learn what issues are currently affecting businesses and employers in New Jersey, read the blog.

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