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The City of Jersey City recently enacted an ordinance designed to impose stricter penalties on businesses that engage in wage theft. The wage theft prevention ordinance allows the city to deny or suspend an employer’s Jersey City-issued business license if the employer is found liable of ...

Legislation that will require hospitals to notify patients of their status as outpatients has passed Congress and should be signed into law by the President. Outpatient status limits the patient’s ability to receive Medicare coverage for care in a skilled nursing facility after ...

The United States Department of Labor ("DOL") recently proposed rules to amend the Fair Labor Standards Act ("FLSA") in order to create new parameters for determining which employees are eligible for overtime pay.  If implemented, these rules would significantly expand the number of ...

Yesterday, the New Jersey Supreme Court expanded employees’ rights to bring whistleblower claims against their employers.  In Lippman v. Ethicon, Inc., the court held that the Conscientious Employee Protection Act’s (“CEPA”) protections extend to the performance of regular job ...

New York City Mayor Bill DeBlasio recently signed into law the Fair Chance Act, prohibiting employers from inquiring about a job applicant’s criminal background during the employment application process.  As described in last month’s alert, the law is dubbed “ban the box” ...

New York, New York - December 5, 2014 - Frank Cara, a partner at Connell Foley LLP and Co-Chair of the firm’s New York Construction Law Practice, recently earned the “2014 Mentor Award” from the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey as part of the Authority’s Mentor-Protégé ...

On June 9 Assembly Speaker Sheldon Silver submitted a bill that would permit joint bidding for utility interference work. What does this mean for you – no more independent negotiations with the utility companies. The utility interference work will be included in your bid price and the ...

Just when you thought you were in the clear and the U.S. Attorney was out of time to bring a false claims action against you, the Supreme Court of the United States may issue a decision that will keep you up at night.

On July 1, 2014, in Kellogg Brown & Root Services, Inc., et al. v. United States ex ...

On July 31, President Obama issued an executive order imposing new mandates on federal contractors.  The Fair Pay and Safe Workplaces Executive Order helps federal agencies “identify and work with contractors with track records of compliance” with labor laws in order to “reduce ...

On October 1, 2014, Governor Andrew M. Cuomo announced that his Administration is dramatically increasing its state contracting utilization goal for minority- and women-owned enterprises to 30 percent. The press release announcing this increase can be viewed here ...

We are all too familiar with the false claim actions that result in criminal and civil penalties and potential disbarment. In the last month alone, a Connecticut construction company paid a $2.4 Million dollar fine, a Chicago based company settled the claims against it for $12 Million, a New ...

We have all been there. The frustration and delays caused by a utility company refusing to let you relocate their interferences with your street work. There may be some hope.

We have all been there. The frustration and delays caused by a utility company refusing to let you relocate their ...

We have all been there: woken up in the middle of the night in a panic about a claim, statute of limitations or notice issue. Or worried that certain people in the company are not following your advice, which will only create havoc down the road.

To help you sleep better, I am in the process of putting ...

On June 23, 2015, the New Jersey Supreme Court decided that an employee could be charged with criminal theft and official misconduct for stealing her employer’s documents.

On June 23, 2015, the New Jersey Supreme Court decided that an employee could be charged with criminal theft and ...

On April 24, 2015, the United States Department of Education, through its Office of Civil Rights (“OCR”), issued a “Dear Colleague Letter” emphasizing the importance of Title IX Coordinators at education programs and schools that receive federal financial assistance ...

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