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New Jersey Dirty Dirt: July 14, 2022 Deadline to Be Exempt, Register, or Certify

July 14, 2022, was the deadline for those engaged in soil and fill recycling services in New Jersey to (i) be exempt, (ii) annually certify to New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection (NJDEP) that they only handle “non-restricted” (a/k/a “clean”) materials, or (iii ...

2023 Employer To-Do Checklist

1. REVIEW AND UPDATE JOB DESCRIPTIONS. Job descriptions outline the necessary skills, training and education needed to perform a job, and are critically important in furtherance of an employer’s compliance efforts when interviewing candidates; properly classifying employees as ...

New Cryptocurrency Mining Operations Restrictions in New York

Coming off a successful reelection, New York Governor Kathy Hochul signed into law a two-year moratorium on new cryptocurrency mining operations in New York that rely upon fossil fuel generated electricity. Taking care not to enact a statewide prohibition, existing cryptocurrency mining ...

NYC Salary Transparency in Job Advertisements

Effective November 1, 2022, employers advertising jobs to be performed in New York City must include a good faith salary range for every job, promotion, and transfer opportunity advertised. 

The salary transparency provisions of the New York City Human Rights Law apply to all employers that ...

EEOC Issues Updated Workplace Discrimination Poster

On October 19, 2022, the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) released an updated poster regarding the federal laws prohibiting discrimination in the workplace. The new “Know Your Rights” poster replaces the former “EEO is the Law” poster and can be obtained and printed ...

White House Issues Report on Climate and Energy Implications of Crypto-Assets in the U.S.

The White House recently authored a report containing policy guidance on the environmental issues related to cryptocurrency mining, recommending that the Environmental Protection Agency, Department of Energy (“DOE”) and other federal agencies assist states, local communities ...

CRC Offers Employers Form to Identify Reasonable Suspicion of Cannabis Impairment

The Executive Director for the New Jersey Cannabis Regulatory Commission (“CRC”) issued interim guidance on how to navigate the recreational cannabis landscape in the workplace while the CRC continues to work on creating standards for the Workplace Impairment Recognition Expert ...

Schoolyard Bully Grows Up: Identifying and Addressing Workplace Bullying

As businesses transition back to the office, employers are confronted with a unique scenario: employees seeing one another again in-person, sometimes for the first time in over two years.  With this comes a period of acclimation for the workforce.  Co-workers must adjust to being in close ...

EPA Proposes Designation of First PFAS Chemicals as Hazardous Substances Under CERCLA

On August 26, 2022, the United States Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) proposed the treatment of two PFAS chemicals as hazardous substances under federal law, which would include the triggering of obligations under the Comprehensive Environmental Response, Compensation, and ...

Two New Ways to Monetize Energy Tax Credits Under the Inflation Reduction Act

The Inflation Reduction Act, signed into law last week, has created two new mechanisms for monetizing new and existing energy tax credits, which may lead to significant cost savings and eliminate the need for complicated tax equity structures for renewable energy project owners.

First, in ...

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