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NJ Limits On Harassment NDAs Could Crush Burdened Courts

Law360 (March 29, 2019, 8:28 PM EDT) -- New Jersey’s new law barring mandatory secret deals to resolve workplace harassment claims could all but wipe out once common settlements and spur many more employees to take their cases all the way to trial, spawning litigation that would grind down the Garden State’s already encumbered courts, experts said.

Gov. Phil Murphy’s March 18 signing of S. 121, inspired by the #MeToo movement amid explosive sexual misconduct allegations against high-profile celebrities and entrepreneurs, gives employees control over whether or not the details of their claims can become public. That means defendants seeking to preserve their career prospects in the absence of...

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