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.

New Jersey Family-School Partnership Act

The New Jersey Family-School Partnership Ac...

Sep 02, 2015No Comments82 Views

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

sexual orientation employment discrimination

EEOC Ruling: Title VII Bans Sexual Orientat...

Aug 11, 2015No Comments231 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

Pre-Employment Credit Checks Are Now Prohib...

Jul 07, 2015No Comments345 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 Comments222 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 Comments187 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 Comments231 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 Comments325 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 Comments298 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

The New Jersey Department of Labor (NJDOL) recently released implementing regulations for the New Jersey Opportunity to Compete Act. As New Jersey employers should be aware, the state’s “ban the box” law took effect on March 1, 2015.

NJDOL Publishes “Ban the Box Regulations...

Mar 12, 2015No Comments950 Views

The New Jersey Department of Labor (NJDOL) recently released implementing regulations for the New Jersey Opportunity to Compete Act. As New Jersey employers should be

From posting to social media to online shopping, the Internet can be a major distraction in the workplace. For employers concerned about productivity, it is important to understand what you can and cannot when it comes to monitoring employees and find out what they are doing online and how often it takes them away from their work.

Monitoring Employees Internet Use: Is It Ok...

Feb 26, 2015No Comments796 Views

From posting to social media to online shopping, the Internet can be a major distraction in the workplace. For employers concerned about productivity, it is