Videos & Podcasts
2020 in Review and What's to Come in 2021 - #WorkforceWednesday (January 6, 2021) - The past year tested our resilience, and COVID-19 forced everyone to think creatively and adapt quickly. Nowhere was that seen more clearly than in the workplace. Insights are contributed by attorneys Brian G. Cesaratto, Denise Merna Dadika, Nathaniel M. Glasser, RyAnn McKay Hooper, Shawndra G. Jones, Cassandra Labbees, Robert J. O'Hara, and George Carroll Whipple.
CDC Broadens “Close Contact” Guidance - #WorkforceWednesday (October 28, 2020) - The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention broadened its definition of “close contact.” Now, spending a total of 15 minutes within six feet of an infected individual over a 24-hour period counts as close contact. Previously, it was an exposure period of 15 consecutive minutes. Attorney Denise Dadika explains what this change means for employers.
Health Care Employers Face Reopening Challenges - featured in #WorkforceWednesday (June 24, 2020): Attorney Denise Dadika examines the unique challenges health care employers face as they ramp business back up and reopen for both patients and employees.
#BigIdeas2020: Open Discussion of Mental Health in the Workplace (December 2019) - a Trending News interview from Employment Law This Week®, featuring attorney Denise Dadika, Member of the Firm: After a decade in which mental health issues have led to lost productivity and talent retention problems, 2020 will likely see mental health conversations open up around the workplace. However, these conversations can carry legal risks for employers.
New Jersey Bans Non-Disclosure Agreements in Harassment, Discrimination, and Retaliation Settlements (March 2019) - a Trending News interview from Employment Law This Week®,, featuring attorney Denise Dadika, Member of the Firm: On Monday, March 18, New Jersey enacted a law banning mandatory non-disclosure provisions in employment contracts and harassment, discrimination, and retaliation settlements. However, it remains legal for employers and employees to agree to these provisions voluntarily.
New Jersey Passes Diane B. Allen Equal Pay Act: In this extended interview from Employment Law This Week® (Episode 115: Week of April 30, 2018), Denise Merna Dadika discusses the Diane B. Allen Equal Pay Act, considered to be among the strongest equal pay restrictions in the country. The new legislation amends the state’s Law Against Discrimination to prohibit employers from paying members of a protected class less than other employees for substantially similar work.
Zika Virus - What Employers Should Know: In this extended interview from Employment Law This Week (February 15, 2016), Denise Merna Dadika discusses the important implications that the Zika crisis has for employers. Workers who travel for their jobs may request accommodations, and employers should make these workers aware of the risks if they aren’t already.