Time Off For Voting

Randi Klein Hyatt
Randi Klein Hyatt
11/05/2012
Tomorrow is Election Day.  Employers should be clear on state law requirements that provide employees with time off to vote, as well as any existing policies in place on voting leave.  Although some states have no requirements, others require employers to provide employees with time off to vote and impose civil and/or criminal penalties for non-compliance.  In Maryland, every employer must permit employees who claim to be registered voters to be...
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Virginia Supreme Court Holds That Supervisors May Be Personally Liable for Wrongful Discharge

Garrett Wozniak
Garrett Wozniak
11/02/2012
On November 1, 2012, the Supreme Court of Virginia held that a supervisor may be subject to tort liability for wrongful discharge in violation of public policy where the individual participated in the wrongful firing and was the violator of public policy. VanBuren v. Grubb, 120348 (Va. Nov. 1, 2012) (Millette, J.).  The Court addressed the issue upon certification from the Fourth Circuit. Angela VanBuren was a nurse at Virginia Highlands Orthopedic...
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New Jersey Employers Have A New Posting Requirement

Randi Klein Hyatt
Randi Klein Hyatt
10/19/2012
The New Jersey State Assembly has amended the New Jersey Equal Pay Act to require employers with 50 or more employees to “conspicuously post” a notice of employees’ rights to be free from gender discrimination with respect to wages, compensation, benefits, and other terms and conditions of employment.  The new posting requirement is scheduled to take effect November 21, 2012.  The New Jersey Department of Labor, however, still needs to...
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