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The Supreme Court of the United States has asked the Trump Administration to weigh in on the question of whether the Clean Water Act applies to pollutants migrating through groundwater before ultimately reaching “waters of the United States.” This issue is being closely monitored by ...

With the New Jersey Medical Marijuana Program serving more than 36,500 patients, questions surrounding the use of cannabis in the workplace are growing exponentially.  Considering that there were more than 146 applications to the Department of Health to open Medical Marijuana ...

On November 21, 2018, the Supreme Court of Pennsylvania issued an opinion that could have far-reaching implications both inside and outside the state of Pennsylvania. In its opinion in Dittman v. UPMC, the court ultimately held that an “employer has a legal duty to exercise reasonable care ...

To assist businesses in reviewing their employment and immigration law compliance efforts and planning their 2019 initiatives, Connell Foley has prepared the following 2019 Employer To-Do Checklist. 

The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and the United States Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) have proposed a revised definition of “waters of the United States” that is intended to clarify, streamline and limit which waters are subject to federal regulations.

Specifically, the ...

Connell Foley has been tracking New Jersey’s Paid Sick Leave Law, which goes into effect on October 29, 2018.  Our prior alerts about the Law can be found here and here

The New Jersey Department of Labor and Workforce Development (“NJDOL”) has released the notice that is required to be ...

This afternoon, the Internal Revenue Service issued long-awaited regulations for Investing in Opportunity Funds under Section 1400-Z of the Internal Revenue Code.

In addition, the Internal Revenue Service issued a Revenue Ruling providing guidance for taxpayers participating in ...

The Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) has finalized new rules that make it more difficult to qualify for long-term care benefits. The rules establish an asset limit, a look-back period, and asset transfer penalties for claimants applying for VA pension benefits that require a showing of ...

On October 29, 2018, the New Jersey Paid Sick Leave Law will go into effect.  As detailed in our prior Employment Law Alert, the law is the most onerous paid sick law in the country. It imposes many additional and challenging obligations upon virtually all New Jersey employers, and includes ...

The United States Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has finalized an initial set of revisions governing coal ash disposal for utilities and power plant operators.  Utilities and power plants will now be allowed to have more time to close coal ash ponds and landfills, and delay the ...

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