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New Jersey Supreme Court to Rule on Statute of Limitations Waiver re: Adverse Employment Action

Last week, the New Jersey Supreme Court agreed to address whether to uphold a provision in a job application that limited the time in which an employee could sue the company to no more than 6 months after an alleged adverse employment action, notwithstanding a longer statute of limitations (in this case, the 2-year SOL under the NJ Law Against Discrimination).  The Appellant Division recently answered this question in the affirmative and, in so doing, rendered its first published opinion on the issue of contractually reducing state statutes of limitations in the employment context.  The case—Rodriguez v. Raymours Furniture Co., Inc.—is sure to receive attention in the coming months.  Stay tuned.

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Joseph C O'Keefe Labor Employment Attorney Proskauer Rose Law Firm
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Joseph C. O'Keefe is a partner in the Labor & Employment Law Department.

For more than 25 years, Joe has litigated employment disputes of all types, on behalf of employers, before federal and state courts, arbitral tribunals (e.g. FINRA and AAA), and state and federal administrative agencies. Joe has litigated employment-related lawsuits alleging discrimination and sexual harassment, whistleblowing, non-competition/trade secret matters, compensation disputes, breach of contract, defamation, fraud and other business related torts. Joe’s practice includes representing clients...

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Daniel L. Saperstein is an Associate in the Labor & Employment Law Department, resident in the Newark office. He is a member of the Employment Litigation & Arbitration, Labor-Management Relations, Employment Law Counseling & Training, International Labor & Employment, and Whistleblower & Retaliation Groups, as well as the Dodd-Frank Task Force.

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