NEWJERSEY: Certain NDAs Unenforceable

Saturday, April 6, 2019

2019-Apr-06

https://www.srz.com/resources/new-jersey-passes-law-making-ndas-in-settlements-of.html

New Jersey Passes Law Making NDAs in Settlements of Discrimination, Retaliation and Harassment Claims Unenforceable
Date April 5, 2019

On March 18, 2019, New Jersey passed a law rendering unenforceable certain provisions in employment contracts and settlement agreements that are “entered into, renewed, modified, or amended” on or after March 18, 2019. First, provisions in employment contracts that waive prospectively any substantive or procedural right or remedy relating to claims of harassment, retaliation or discrimination are unenforceable. For example, under the law, jury trial waivers with respect to harassment, retaliation or discrimination claims in employment agreements will not be enforceable.

Second, the law renders nondisclosure provisions in agreements that have “the purpose or effect of concealing the details relating to a claim of discrimination, retaliation, or harassment” unenforceable against employees and former employees. If, however, the employee publicly reveals enough details about the claim that the employer is reasonably identifiable, then a nondisclosure provision is also unenforceable against the employer. Nondisclosure provisions will therefore only work to prevent the employer from disclosing the details of a claim, unless the employee publicly discusses the matter with enough detail that the employer is reasonably identifiable. In that case, the nondisclosure provision will have no effect. In every settlement agreement resolving an employee’s discrimination, retaliation or harassment claim, the employer must include a bold, prominently placed notice that states that “although the parties may have agreed to keep the settlement and underlying facts confidential, such a provision in an agreement is unenforceable against the employer if the employee publicly reveals sufficient details of the claim so that the employer is reasonably identifiable.” The law does not prohibit employers from requiring their employees to sign non-competition provisions or provisions that protect proprietary and other confidential information.

The law also prohibits employers from retaliating against an employee who refuses to enter into an agreement containing a provision that is unenforceable under the new law. If an employer attempts to enforce such a provision, then the employer will be liable for the employee’s attorneys’ fees and costs.

New Jersey’s law is far more stringent than New York’s recent law limiting nondisclosure provisions. New York’s law prohibits nondisclosure provisions in settlements of sexual harassment claims, except when confidentiality is the claimant’s preference. The claimant has 21 days to consider whether confidentiality is the claimant’s preference. If it is, then, after the 21-day period, the parties must memorialize the claimant’s preference in a written agreement, which the claimant can revoke within seven days.[1] By contrast, New Jersey’s law applies to all forms of harassment, discrimination and retaliation prohibited by New Jersey law and deems all non-disclosure agreements with respect to such claims unenforceable.

Authored by Mark E. Brossman and Holly H. Weiss.

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Isn’t this interesting?  

Wonder if it applies to politicians and bureaucrats?

Be nice to know who in “public service” is screwing around!

Wonder how that slipped through?

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NEWJERSEY: Big Changes To NJ Tolls, Roads Possible To Fix Budget Woes | Patch

Thursday, February 28, 2019

New Jersey is taking a big step in trying to find ways to fix its budget woes. And you could find yourself paying more to drive on highways.

Source: Big Changes To NJ Tolls, Roads Possible To Fix Budget Woes | Patch

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Doesn’t take a genius to raise taxes or sell assts.

What the Pepuls Republik of Nu Jerzee needs is to cut the budget!

Why 600+ Gooferment Skrule Districts when 21 aligned by county would do fine?

Argh!

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NEWJERSEY: More tax theft by the Pepuls Republik of Nu Jerzee Gooferment

Tuesday, January 1, 2019

2019-Jan-01

https://patch.com/new-jersey/southbrunswick/s/gl4mf/5-new-tax-hikes-in-nj-start-now

5 New Tax Hikes, Fees In NJ Start Now
Start digging in your pockets, NJ. New Year’s Day means more in taxes for many of the state’s residents. Here what you may have to pay.
By Tom Davis, Patch National Staff | Jan 1, 2019 10:10 am ET | Updated Jan 1, 2019 10:23 am ET

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  • Multi-Millionaire’s Tax
  • Health insurance
  • Corporate business tax hike
  • Local payroll tax hike
  • Plastic bag fees

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Argh!

What can one do other than pay?

I’m waiting for the next tax revolt.

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NEWJERSEY: New Jersey Fails To Strike Down Hair-Braiding Licensing Requirements

Sunday, October 21, 2018

Perhaps, Nzali’s stance continues to be ignored or downplayed because of the stronger, much more powerful beauty lobby. But while regulators claim that the field must be under scrutiny because of the chemicals used in their products, African hair-braiding is also called natural braiding precisely because they use no chemicals.In addition, economists explain that even if there is a legitimate risk, the market is better at regulating than the government.Associate professor of economics at Saint Francis University Edward Timmons thinks that especially when it comes to hair braiding, the market has the best solution for both customers and entrepreneurs.

Source: New Jersey Fails To Strike Down Hair-Braiding Licensing Requirements

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Nothing racist here.

“Move along, people. Nothing to see here. Go home, you looky-loos.” Officer Barbrady’s Catch Phrase South Park

Yet, the D’s seem to have lock on the black vote.

As a little L libertarian, this demonstrates the power of “licensing” to keep monopolies in power.  In fact, you can’t have a monopoly without the Gooferment.

Argh!

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NEWJERSEY: NJ Judge Figures Movie Theater Security Guards Don’t Need Guns

Thursday, September 27, 2018

Let’s be frank here. If a security guard who deals with protecting large cash transfers supposedly lacks a “justifiable need” to carry a gun, the rank and file individual is slap out of luck. There’s absolutely no way you’re getting a permit unless you have a documented death threat against you.Even then, though, I wouldn’t hold your breath.This really highlights the problems you see with states that have added a “need” component to its carry process. It becomes harder and harder to demonstrate a need in the minds of people who are generally well protected themselves. They can’t fathom why you would need to protect your life in an instant, so they assume the police will do so.

Source: NJ Judge Figures Movie Theater Security Guards Don’t Need Guns

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Let’s face it; there is no Second Amendment in the Pepuls Republik of Nu Jerzee.

I don’t understand why it’s up to gun owners to defend the Constitution?

Pure and simple, after “gun control” comes genocide.

“And how we burned in the camps later, thinking: What would things have been like if every Security operative, when he went out at night to make an arrest, had been uncertain whether he would return alive and had to say good-bye to his family? Or if, during periods of mass arrests, as for example in Leningrad, when they arrested a quarter of the entire city, people had not simply sat there in their lairs, paling with terror at every bang of the downstairs door and at every step on the staircase, but had understood they had nothing left to lose and had boldly set up in the downstairs hall an ambush of half a dozen people with axes, hammers, pokers, or whatever else was at hand? . . .” — Alexander Solzhenitsyn

Perhaps Gun Owners Foundation can get a class action suit going?

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NEWJERSEY: Murray Sabrin for Senate

Friday, September 21, 2018

2018-Sep-21

10 Reasons to Support Murray Sabrin for Senate
 
1. Dr. Sabrin wants tax credits for charities. Unlike the federal government, charities are more effective at helping those less fortunate in our communities. 

2. Dr. Sabrin has an incredible personal story. He is an immigrant and the son of Holocaust survivors. His father was a WWII hero, a battalion commander in Poland fighting the Nazis for five years.

3. Dr. Sabrin opposes all corporate bailouts. Cronyism isn’t part of the free market; we need an economy that works for everyone not just the insiders on Wall Street. He is the only candidate who wants to audit the Federal Reserve.

4. Dr. Sabrin is the only candidate who wants to restore the Constitution and the Bill of Rights. Have the other candidates even read the Constitution?

5. Dr. Sabrin is not a politician. Dr. Sabrin is a professor of finance at Ramapo College and has dedicated his life to education.

6. The federal government is now over $21 trillion in debt. Dr. Sabrin wants to end the welfare-warfare state, balance the budget and cut federal spending so we can cut taxes responsibly,

7. Dr. Sabrin cares about the environment. History shows countries with the largest, most unlimited governments like Russia and China also have the most pollution because they don’t protect private property.

8. Murray has been calling for the end of cannabis prohibition for more than 20 years. He wants to finally stop wasting money on putting non-violent offenders in prison.

9. Both Democrats and Republicans have governed America for the past 160 years. We need new thinking in the U.S. Senate – not “group think” that has created the problems we are facing today.

10. Exit polling data proves Libertarians attract as many disenfranchised Democrats as they do Republicans. Libertarians want freedom for all people, not just the politically well connected, and Dr. Sabrin supports policies that protect all human life. 

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NEWJERSEY: Guv Murphy pushes an insurance company bill

Thursday, April 12, 2018

https://www.tapinto.net/articles/op-ed-new-jerseys-out-of-network-bill-is-a-huge-61

Op-Ed: New Jersey’s Out-of-Network Bill is a huge blow to the middle-class
By PETER DENOBLE, MD
April 11, 2018 at 1:07 AM

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While the A-2039/S-485 bill is complex, in a nutshell it uses a heavy-handed arbitration model to line the pockets of insurance companies while drastically cutting reimbursements to the independent physicians who provide the bulk of emergency care in our state’s 72 emergency rooms.  With far fewer specialists available in your local hospitals, it will make the overpriced benefits of all New Jerseyans worthless, as these doctors will not be available at all hours to cover emergencies such as strokes and traumas.

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Can these politicians and bureaucrats screw up medical care any more? It’s not about “health”, “health care”, “health care insurance”, or something else anymore. It’s about control!

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