Employment Agreement Can Shorten Statute Of Limitations, NJ Court Rules
July 14, 2014
New Jersey’s Appellate Division upheld an employment application provision that shortened the two-year statute of limitations applicable to claims against an employer to six months. The clause in the application was preceded by a warning that said “READ CAREFULLY BEFORE SIGNING,” but the plaintiff signed anyway. Later when he sued nine months after being discharged, claiming he’d been laid off due to a disability, the court threw the case out. Littler attorneys Keith J. Rosenblatt and Rachel A. Seaton call it a victory for employers.
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