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For more than a century, Clifton Budd & DeMaria has represented management in labor and employment law matters. We provide management with legal services related to all aspects of the employer-employee relationship. We are committed to providing the highest quality legal services to all clients. We work closely with them to help solve their problems and attain their business objectives.

Recent Developments

Cheers Without Fears: An Employer's Guide to Holiday Parties

by Scott M. Wich

As leaves begin to fall and word-a-day calendars grow thin, many employers begin plans for end-of-the-year holiday parties.  Parties can be a great way to celebrate the prior year, thank workers for their efforts and improve employee commitment to the organization.  Poorly planned, however, such events can lead to expensive, unexpected problems.

Workplace Tests and Assessment Procedures May Be Illegal

by Robert A. Wiesen

Employers often use tests and assessment procedures to screen individuals for hire and promotion. There are many different types of such tests and procedures, including cognitive tests, personality tests, medical examinations, credit checks, and criminal background checks.

NLRB and Unions Target Outside-the-Box Business Strategies

by Scott M. Wich

Increasing challenges and competition over recent years have led business owners to explore new opportunities in order to sustain themselves and grow.  For many employers, such efforts have taken the form of affiliations, subcontracting, franchising and the like.  For the NLRB and unions, which continue to suffer historic lows in the representation of private-sector employees, the pursuit of alternate business structures has not gone unnoticed.

New Jersey Limits Criminal History Questions

by Daniel W. Morris

Last week, New Jersey Governor Chris Christie signed legislation that will prohibit most New Jersey employers from asking about an applicant's criminal history until after the first interview is completed. As a result, New Jersey employers covered by this law should review their employment application process to ensure their process and procedures comply with the provisions of the law.

EEOC Finds FMLA-Compliant Policy Unlawful

by Daniel W. Morris

Princeton HealthCare System recently settled a lawsuit brought by the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission alleging that its leave of absence policy violated the Americans with Disabilities Act. The settlement will require Princeton HealthCare to pay $1.35 million, undertake remedial measures, and be subject to compliance monitoring by the EEOC.