All posts by 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.

NJ Appeals Court: Borgata Babes Weight Standard Doesn’t Violate NJLAD

NJ Appeals Court: Borgata Babes Weight Stan...

Sep 28, 2015No Comments291 Views

The Appellate Division recently ruled that the Borgata Casino’s appearance policy for their employees – known as the Borgata Babes – which includes a strict

pre-employment background checks

Uber Suit Highlights Risk of Pre-Employment...

Sep 16, 2015No Comments355 Views

Uber Suit Highlights Risk of Pre-Employment Background Checks The number of lawsuits against Uber, Inc. appears to be growing almost as quickly as the company’s

The first few weeks of the new school year can be stressful for children and their parents with all the school activities going on, as everyone adjusts to new schedules and routines.

NJ Family School Partnership Act: Parents M...

Sep 02, 2015No Comments369 Views

The first few weeks of the new school year can be stressful for children and their parents with all the school activities going on, as

sexual orientation employment discrimination

EEOC Ruling: Title VII Bans Sexual Orientat...

Aug 11, 2015No Comments410 Views

In a novel ruling, the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) recently held that Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 prohibits sexual orientation

Pre-Employment Credit Checks Are Now Prohibited in NYC

Pre-Employment Credit Checks Are Now Prohib...

Jul 07, 2015No Comments1319 Views

New York City recently joined the growing list of jurisdictions that prohibit employers from conducting pre-employment credit checks. On April 16, 2015, the NYC City

As schools let out for summer, internship season is upon us. While internship programs can benefit both students and businesses, the failure to ensure compliance with state and federal laws can lead to costly legal headaches.

Don’t Get Schooled This Summer: Internshi...

Jun 18, 2015No Comments304 Views

As schools let out for summer, internship season is upon us. While internship programs can benefit both students and businesses, the failure to ensure compliance

EEOC Conciliation Efforts Subject to Narrow Judicial Review

EEOC Conciliation Efforts Subject to Narrow...

Jun 10, 2015No Comments274 Views

The U.S. Supreme Court recently held that courts do not have to take the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) at its word with regard to

The Department of Labor is expected to unveil its new overtime rules later this month.

Is It Time for Employers to Start Preparing...

Jun 09, 2015No Comments320 Views

The Department of Labor is expected to unveil its new overtime rules later this month. For New York and New Jersey employers, it is never

A new gender-neutral bathroom in the White House symbolizes the growing recognition of transgender rights.

Combatting Transgender Discrimination in th...

May 01, 2015No Comments454 Views

A new gender-neutral bathroom in the White House symbolizes the growing recognition of transgender rights. The new facility coincides with the implementation of an Executive

This spring, monitoring wage and hour compliance should be on top of every employer’s to-do list. Much like cleaning out your garage or reorganizing your closets, it is not a fun job, but the end result is worth it.

Do Your Wage and Hour Practices Need a Spri...

Apr 07, 2015No Comments381 Views

This spring, monitoring wage and hour compliance should be on top of every employer’s to-do list. Much like cleaning out your garage or reorganizing your