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6 posts from October 2012

Friday, October 26, 2012

Legislative Updates - "Facebook bill" advances, Statute of limitations bill stalls

The State Senate advanced legislation this week that would prohibit employers from asking employees and prospective employees about their social media usage.  While intended to protect workers’ privacy, NJLRA and other business advocates stress that the so-called Facebook bill creates a new provision for workers to sue their employers, and with it, great potential for abuse.  [Learn more about S-1915].

Legislation to amend New Jersey’s statute of limitations in certain civil cases was held from consideration by the full Senate.  NJLRA and other business advocates have voiced concerns about both S-1651 and S-2281.  [Learn more about NJLRA’s position].

Tuesday, October 16, 2012

NJLRA at the Mercer Regional Chamber of Commerce Expo, today at the Sun National Bank Center

2012 Expo
Yup, those are bottle openers.  Thanks to the New Jersey Supreme Court’s Voss vs. Tranquilino decision, restaurants and their employees may be found liable for injuries drunk drivers cause themselves while driving drunk. 

Also making an appearance are “I stole this pen – sue me!” giveaways, NJLRA’s handy grocery bags, a how-to business owner’s guide to lobbying state government, and NJLRA’s new personal responsibility poster (or lack thereof, as the multitude of common sense disclaimers suggest). 

NJLRA will be here at the Sun National Bank Center on Hamilton Avenue until 3 p.m. today.  Stop by!

Thursday, October 11, 2012

Legal reform be part of the solution video JPG

Wednesday, October 10, 2012

Be part of the solution!

Hard to believe it, but NJCJI turns 5 this month! And incase you still aren't quite sure what exactly legal reform is all about, here's a message from our President:



Here's to the next five! 

Friday, October 05, 2012

Legislative Update - The "Facebook bill"

S-1915, which prohibits employers and prospective employers from requesting access to workers’ social networking accounts, was passed by the full Senate.  While NJLRA applauds the sponsors’ intent to protect employees’ privacy, the Senate did not amend Section 5 which would give current and prospective employees new grounds to sue businesses. 

NJLRA supported removing this clause.  Casual conversation over the mere existence of a social networking page with a subordinate, for instance, would become a thing of the past. Forgetting that could cost employers tens of thousands of dollars in legal fees – and it also gives the disgruntled ex-employee or the unqualified job applicant unprecedented leverage over their employer.   

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Wednesday, October 03, 2012

ICYMI: Read NJLRA’s Letter-to-the-Editor in the Asbury Park Press

Reforms to liability laws might keep doctors in N.J.