Preventive Law for Employers

Kiernan’s Corner

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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New NJ Law Bars Discrimination Against the Unemployed

Effective June 1, 2011, New Jersey will have a law that bars employers from advertising that the unemployed  need not apply. The new statute, N.J.S.A. 34:8B-1, prohibits an employer from publishing in print or on the Internet a job listing providing that the job qualifications include current employment; that jobless applicants will not be […]

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Meow! Cat’s Paws Lead to Employer Liability

What does a cat’s paw have to do with employment law? Over the past 20 years, a variety of lower federal courts had held employers liable for illegal discrimination based on the discriminatory animus of an employee who influenced, but did not make, the ultimate employment decision. This theory, dubbed […]

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US Supreme Court: Friends and Family Now in the No-Retaliation Zone

On January 24, 2011, a unanimous United States Supreme Court ruled that a man who was fired after his fiancée had filed a sex discrimination case against their mutual employer could sue the employer for illegal retaliation. Eric Thompson and his fiancée (now wife), Miriam Regalado, both worked for North […]

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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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