Employment Law

Making Performance Reviews Beneficial

I like to think of performance reviews or evaluations as an employee's "report card" at work. Performance reviews are important tools, that if executed properly, can be beneficial to the employee, their manager, the Human Resources (HR) department and of course, the organization as a whole. Performance reviews are generally written by the employee's direct...
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New Jersey Continues to Chip Away at Mandatory Arbitration Provisions

What Employers Must Consider When Drafting Agreements On August 11, 2017, the Appellate Division of the New Jersey Superior Court decided Dugan v. Best Buy Company Incorporated. In that case, as in a series of recent cases, the Appellate Division struck down an arbitration policy instituted by the Defendant to be used by its employees. In...
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Diversity & Inclusion at Work

Anti-harassment and anti-discrimination laws guide employers on the minimum legal standards that they must follow in the workplace. In 2017, culturally competent employers should want more than the legal minimum. They must aim to create, and to cultivate, a diverse and inclusive workplace. In 2017, it is not just a question of SHOULD we have...
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Ha Ha Ha Harassment During the Holiday Party Season

Is your company hosting a holiday Party? Be prepared! There are numerous issues and liabilities that your company, management and employees can be subject to, including harassment and negligence claims. Here is a list of Best Practices to help you avoid liability during this season of merriment! [clear] 1. Make sure that your policies, including your anti-harassment...
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