Author Archives: Ramon Rivera

Ramon Rivera focuses his practice on public and employers and private corporations in labor and employment affairs. He is mainly responsible for representing numerous public entities and municipalities with regard to various labor and employment issues.

U.S. Supreme Court to Address Pregnancy Discrimination.

The U.S. Supreme Court will consider yet another high-profile women’s health issue next term. In Young v. United Parcel Service, Inc., the justices will determine what types of accommodations employers must make for pregnant workers. As we discussed las ...

Court Rules NJLAD Protects Divorcing Workers.

While you may lose your house or your dog when your marriage ends, you shouldn’t lose your job. In a recent decision, the Appellate Division of the New Jersey Superior Court ruled that the New Jersey Law Against Discrimination (NJLAD) protects employees ...

NJ “Ban the Box” Bill Headed to Gov. Christie’s Desk.

New Jersey may soon be the latest state to “ban the box.” Late last month, the state legislature passed the Opportunity to Compete Act, which would restrict the use of criminal background checks by New Jersey employers. The bill now awaits Gov. Chris ...

Have You Translated Your Employee Policies?.

New York and New Jersey businesses should ensure that all of their employees understand (entender, comprendre, wakaru) their workplace policies. This includes those who are not native English speakers. In some cases, failing to translate key employee poli ...

Newark Sick Leave Ordinance to Take Effect.

Newark employers are reminded that the city’s sick leave ordinance takes effect on June 21, 2014. It requires all private sector employers with 10 or more employees working in the City of Newark to provide up to five days of paid sick leave per year. Em ...

Could a Bad Case of the Flu Fall Under the FMLA?.

While the 2013–2014 influenza season got off to a slow start, the illness is now becoming widespread in many parts of the country, including both New York and New Jersey. Given that the late “peak” flu season is expected to continue well into May, e ...

Class-Action Overtime Suit Against Avis Gets Green Light.

A New Jersey district court judge has given the green light to workers of Avis Budget Car Rental, LLC who allege that the rental company failed to pay overtime wages. According to the court, the wage-and-hour class action suit may continue, even though th ...

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