Posts Tagged ‘New Jersey’

Sep
2013
11

Gov. Christie Delivers One-Two Punch to the Gut of NJ Construction Workers

Gov. Christie Delivers One-Two Punch to the Gut of NJ Construction Workers
  New Jersey Governor Chris Christie started September off with an anti-worker bang, taking two direct swipes at construction workers in his state. Christie has vetoed a bill aimed at stopping employee misclassification in the drayage trucking industry.  In issuing an absolute veto of A1578/S1450, Christie is allowing the exploitative...
Jul
2013
22

NJ Supreme Court Issues Decision Which Strengthens Workplace Bias Laws in Favor of Employees

NJ Supreme Court Issues Decision Which Strengthens Workplace Bias Laws in Favor of Employees
  Last week, the New Jersey Supreme Court ruled in favor of a UPS employee who sued the company after being demoted.  The plaintiff claimed his demotion was retaliation for complaining about denigrating remarks in the workplace.  In a unanimous decision, the state’s high court ruled that employers who engage in derogatory remarks...
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Jul
2013
19

Union-Funded NJ Project Earns Smart Growth Award for Environmentally Conscious Construction

  The Hudson County Planning board has awarded the new union-funded Park Place development in Hoboken, New Jersey its 2013 Smart Growth Gold Award for achievements in creating an environmentally friendly development.  The project is being developed by the AFL-CIO Building Investment Trust (BIT), Bijou Properties, and Tishman Construction....
Jun
2013
3

Wrongful Termination Following Whistleblowing at Medical Center Results in $2 Million Settlement

Wrongful Termination Following Whistleblowing at Medical Center Results in $2 Million Settlement
  A worker at the Bayonne Medical Center in Bayonne, NJ, has been awarded $2.1 million after suing his employer under the New Jersey Whistleblower Law.   Ceferino Doculan, a 20-year veteran of the hospital, was unfairly terminated after pointing out improper procedures at the Medical Center.  A jury awarded him punitive damages, $80,000 in...