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    Lauren Iannaccone’s broad range of experience in complex commercial transactions allows her to respond to significant emergent matters and assist clients efficiently and effectively. Lauren’s litigation experience ...

CDC Relaxes Mask Mandate for Some but Still Defers to Workplace Policies

Today, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) revised its guidance to read that individuals who are fully vaccinated can “resume activities without wearing a mask or staying 6 feet apart, except where required by federal, state, local, tribal, or territorial laws ...

Impact of Recreational Cannabis Law on Employers

Today, New Jersey Governor Phil Murphy signed an adult-use cannabis reform bill into law, legalizing and regulating cannabis use and possession for adults 21 years of age and older. While we are awaiting the official version of the law to be circulated, here are some important takeaways from ...

2021 Employer To-Do Checklist
  1. CONSIDER A TELECOMMUTING POLICY AND OFFSITE WORK LOCATION SAFETY CHECKLIST. Considering the Coronavirus pandemic and the impact it has had on normal business operations, employers may wish to adopt a flexible Telecommuting Policy that complements a phased-in return to the workplace ...
Going Back to Work: EEOC Guidelines for an ADA-Compliant Reopening

This week, the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) issued guidance on appropriate employee protections that employers should follow when reopening their workplaces. Of note, there are key policies that employers covered by the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) should be ...

Interpreting Force Majeure Provisions in Construction Contracts in Light of COVID-19 Disruptions

It is no secret that COVID-19 has caused significant business disruption, leaving many contractors with labor and material shortages that ultimately lead to delays. In such a scenario, questions have been raised concerning the right to additional time and money when performance is ...

New Jersey Grants Protection to Health Care Providers Concerning COVID-19 Treatment

The COVID-19 pandemic has had a drastic impact on medical care providers and facilities as they try to contain the spread and treat the virus.  Among the difficulties presented was the limited number of trained personnel and staff available to treat the general public. In an effort to ...

Amendment of New Jersey's Family Leave Act Provides COVID-19 Impacted Families with Leave

On April 14, 2020, New Jersey’s Family Leave Act (FLA) was amended to allow covered employees (those who have worked for the employer for 12 months and at least worked 1000 hours during that time period) who are caring for family members during the COVID-19 outbreak to receive up to 12 weeks of ...

Smoldering News: Employers May Face Discrimination Charges for Terminating Workers Based on Medical Marijuana Use

As the use of medical marijuana increases, employers are facing novel questions about their rights and responsibilities related to employees who use medical cannabis. A recent decision by the New Jersey Supreme Court is providing some much-needed guidance in this rapidly evolving area of ...

No Smoking Means No Smoking Medical Marijuana in Certain Office Places

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 ...

2019 Employer To-Do Checklist

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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