Assembly Committee Taking Up Anti-Arbitration Bill

On Thursday, May 18, the Assembly Judiciary Committee is holding a hearing on A4173. The bill, which is being sponsored by Asw. Marlene Caride (D-Ridgefield), would prohibit employers and employees from agreeing by contract to arbitrate any employment disputes, all under the guise of codifying a couple of New Jersey Supreme Court rulings.

By |2017-05-16T19:14:11-04:00May 16, 2017|News, Top Stories|0 Comments

Arbitration One Of A Host Of Issues To Watch In 2017

A recent article by Law360 surveyed New Jersey’s legal community about what issues it thinks we should all keep an eye on as members of the legislature come back to Trenton to finish up the second half of their two-year session and vie for re-election. Employment laws that increase employer liability, such as paid sick leave and equal pay, were identified by many as key issues, and NJCJI’s chief counsel, Alida Kass, pointed out that several anti-arbitration measures have also been introduced.

By |2017-01-06T14:33:30-05:00January 6, 2017|News, Recent News, Top Stories|0 Comments

High Court Decision Calls Employment Contracts Into Question

The New Jersey Supreme Court issued another disappointing decision this week, over-turning an employment contract in the name of creating better public policy. At issue was an employment contract that set its own time limit for bringing lawsuits against the employer instead of relying on the default rules in the statutes as a limit. The high court decided to ignore the contract and allow the employee to bring a lawsuit well after the time limit he had agreed to when he was hired.

By |2016-06-16T14:19:34-04:00June 16, 2016|News, Top Stories|0 Comments
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