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On February 25, 2019, the Supreme Court of the United States granted certiorari in Rotkiske v. Klemm, Case No. 16-1668. The plaintiff there, Kevin Rotkiske, filed suit in June 2015, arguing that the defendant debt collectors violated the Fair Debt Collection Practices Act (FDCPA) in ...

On February 19, 2019, Governor Phil Murphy signed into law an amendment to the New Jersey Family Leave Act, the New Jersey Security and Financial Empowerment Act, and the New Jersey Family Leave Insurance Benefits Law.  This employer alert highlights notable aspects of the amendment.

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The New Jersey Assembly and Senate have approved a bill titled the Clean Stormwater and Flood Reduction Act[1], which is designed to reduce flooding and water pollution. If enacted, this bill would allow counties and municipalities to create stormwater utilities, which will have the ...

New Jersey Governor Phil Murphy signed the new minimum wage law yesterday. The law provides for staggered increases in the minimum wage until it reaches $15 per hour on January 1, 2024. The initial increase will take effect on July 1, 2019, when the minimum wage will be set at $10 per hour. Six ...

The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) has released the 2019 federal guidelines for how much money the spouses of institutionalized Medicaid recipients may keep, as well as related Medicaid figures.

In 2019, the spouse of a Medicaid recipient living in a nursing home (called the ...

An important window of opportunity for wind energy developers is closing fast.  Specifically, the federal government’s renewable energy production tax credit (“PTC”) expires on December 31, 2019.

The PTC is an inflation-adjusted, per-kilowatt-hour tax credit for electricity ...

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. 

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