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Final Revised FMLA Regulations

On November 17, 2008, the US Department of Labor published its final revised regulations for the Family and Medical Leave Act. The new regulations provide, among other things, much needed clarification relating to “qualifying exigency” and “servicemember” leaves which were added to the FMLA in January 2008. The new regulations take effect January 16, 2009, […]

Immigration Audits Target Businesses

On July 1, 2009, United States Immigration and Customs Enforcement (“ICE”) announced that approximately 650 businesses nationwide have been targeted for in-person audits of I-9 employment eligibility verification forms. Upon notification, businesses are given limited time to prepare for the audit by federal representatives. This sudden announcement was the result of leads and information obtained […]

U.S. Supreme Court makes it harder to prove Age Discrimination under ADEA

On June 18, 2009, the United States Supreme Court, in Gross v. FBL Financial Services, Inc., held that a plaintiff bringing a claim under the Age Discrimination in Employment Act (ADEA) must prove by a preponderance of the evidence that age was the “but for” cause of the employer’s adverse employment decision; and, more significantly, […]

NJ Supreme Court Finds No Sexual Harassment for Repeated Requests for Dates

Despite the recent trend of pro-employee sexual harassment hostile work environment decisions, the NJ Supreme Court held, in Godfrey v. Princeton Theological Seminary, 2008 WL 2951891, two female seminary students were not subjected to sexual harassment hostile work environment where a 60 year old resident made repeated requests to both women for a date. Importantly, […]

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