Preventive Law for Employers

Kiernan’s Corner

New federal law requires unpaid breaks for nursing mothers

The health insurance reform bill signed last week by the president contains an employment law change. Section 4207 amends the federal Fair Labor Standards Act to mandate unpaid breaks for expressing milk, in a location other than a toilet stall. Because it is part of the FLSA, its provisions apply […]

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Tax Alert! Increasted Interstate Collections Ahead

Ever have an employee go out of state on business?   That visit may give rise to income tax liability In State #2.  Check out the article in today’s New York Times.

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Coming April 1: New Job Rights for Volunteer First Responders

The New Jersey Emergency Responders Employment Protection Act, (NJSA 40A:14-213 and -214) which goes into effect on April 1, 2010,  bars employers from terminating, dismissing, or suspending an employee who fails to report for work because he or she is serving as a “volunteer emergency responder” who is either: (1) actively […]

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All about partial unemployment

In an attempt to save jobs in these tough times, some employers have been forced to reduce hours for full-time workers.  Did you know that people who work part-time may be entitled to partial  unemployment benefits?   Well, they are in New Jersey, at any rate.  Maguire v. Bd. of Review, 2007 N.J. […]

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New Jersey Law Against Discrimination Clarified to Include Autisim as Disability

In one of his last acts as Governor, last month Gov. Jon Corzine signed an amendment to our  Law Against Discrimination to expressly include autism spectrum disorders in its definition of disability. This amendment was based on an October 8, 2009 report from the Adults with Autism Task Force. The full […]

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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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