David M. Wissert


  • Monday, December 1, 2008
    So, you have a written policy against harassment, and you distribute it to all employees. A male employee (not a supervisor) engages in repeated sexually harassing behavior against a female employee. The victim fails to report the behavior for more than two years, but is ultimately urged to do so by a vigilant supervisor who happens to witness...
  • Saturday, September 1, 2007
    The federal minimum wage has increased from $5.15 per hour to $5.85 per hour effective July 24, 2007, and will further increase to $7.25 over a period of two years. Employers whose employees are located exclusively in states with minimum wage requirements in excess of the federal minimum wage (such as New Jersey and New York) will not immediately be...
  • Saturday, July 1, 2006
    A recent court decision expands the class of individuals entitled to the protections and remedies of New Jersey's "whistleblower" law, the Conscientious Employee Protection Act ("CEPA") N.J.S.A. 34:19-1 et seq. CEPA protects an employee from retaliatory action when she objects to a practice she reasonably believes to be in conflict with a clear mandate of...
  • Saturday, May 1, 2004
    When the Sarbanes-Oxley Act (the "Act" or "Sarbanes-Oxley") was enacted in 2002, it was inevitable the day would arrive when an employee would attempt to use the Act's whistleblower provisions against his publicly-traded employer.
  • Monday, March 1, 2004
    In this increasingly mobile society, employers are turning more frequently to noncompete agreements, which prohibit their professional employees from competing with the employer in a certain geographic area and for a certain period of time following termination of employment. The medical profession is no exception.