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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 ...

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. 

All New Jersey Employers Now Required to Provide Nursing Mothers with Reasonable Accommodations

On January 8, 2018, the New Jersey Law Against Discrimination (NJLAD) was amended to require all New Jersey employers to provide reasonable accommodations to working mothers who breastfeed an infant child. These accommodations include a “reasonable break time” each day and a ...

On November 22, 2016, a federal judge in Texas issued a preliminary injunction enjoining the enforcement of the United States Department of Labor's new overtime rule, which nearly doubled the salary threshold applicable to the "white collar" overtime exemptions.  The rule, which was set to ...

The New Jersey Department of Labor (DOL) has announced the minimum wage rate will increase by six cents from $8.38 to $8.44 an hour, effective January 1, 2017.  As the New Jersey minimum wage rate will continue to be higher than the federal minimum wage rate of $7.25 an hour, New Jersey employers ...

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