by: Maxine H. Neuhauser and Amy E. Hatcher
On January 7, 2013, the New Jersey Department of Labor and Workforce Development (the “Department”) published in the New Jersey Register proposed new rules and notification language to implement a recently enacted law intended to fight gender inequity and bias in the workplace. The notice of proposal is available for downloading here.
The law, which became effective on November 19, 2012, requires every employer in New Jersey with 50 or more employees to post a notice advising employees of their right to be free from gender inequity or bias in pay, … Continue Reading
Sadly, workplace violence continues to be a topic that many organizations face, especially those in the health care industry. Indeed, as the news reports serve to remind us all, employees and non-employees often take out their aggression and violent acts within the workplace. As the recent attacks at hospitals in Pittsburgh and in Washington, D.C. demonstrate, there remains a high rate of fatal and nonfatal assaults and violent acts committed within the workplace. One of the struggles that employers face is trying to prevent violent conduct by third-party non employees that are simply beyond the control of the employer.
OSHA … Continue Reading
Written By: Ana S. Salper
Social media has revolutionized how we communicate with one another. From Facebook to Twitter, YouTube to blogs, social networking sites have permeated the workplace in ways that have significant implications for all employers.
Social media is both a source for marketing and promoting companies and products as well as an enterprise risk factor if not used appropriately or in a compliant way. In the health care industry, with the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (“HIPAA”) and other privacy laws at stake, employers must have a heightened sensitivity to ensuring that confidential health information is … Continue Reading