02.10.2023What The Temporary Workers' Bill of Rights Means For New Jersey EmployersOn February 6, 2023, Governor Murphy signed Assembly Bill 1474/S511, commonly referred to as the "Temporary Workers' Bill of Rights." The bill's "equal-pay-equal-benefit" provision requires that temporary workers be paid at least the same average rate of pay and equivalent benefits (or cash equivalent) as the third-party client’s permanent employees performing the same or similar work on jobs that require equal skill, effort, and responsibility. The legislation applies to workers in designated classifications, including certain workers in protective service, food preparation and serving, building, and grounds cleaning and maintenance, personal care and service, construction, production, and transportation occupational categories.
08.19.2020Crossing State Lines: Road Tripping with Amazon and Interstate CommerceOn July 28, 2020, Chief District Judge Freda L. Wolfson from the District of New Jersey denied Amazon’s Motion to Dismiss and Compel Arbitration in Harper v. Amazon. The parties were ordered to engage in discovery to determine whether plaintiff was engaged in interstate commerce to be exempt from arbitration under the Federal Arbitration Act (FAA).