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    Marianne Tolomeo, a partner in Connell Foley’s Labor and Employment Group, practices primarily in the areas of employment law and commercial litigation.

    For more than two decades, Marianne has represented clients ranging from ...

EEOC Provides Much-Anticipated Guidance for Employers Concerning COVID-19 Vaccinations

On December 16, 2020, the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) updated its guidance concerning the COVID-19 pandemic in the employment law context, with new guidance regarding the recently-approved COVID-19 vaccines. The new section covers a host of issues related to ...

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 ...
Updated Quarantine Guidelines from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (“CDC”) announced updated COVID-19 quarantine guidelines. Notably, CDC announced two quarantine options for those who had close contact with someone who has COVID-19.  The quarantine period may end: (a) on day 10 if no ...

IRS Issues Guidance on Payroll Tax Deferral Program

On August 28, 2020, the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) issued guidance on President Trump’s payroll tax deferral program. The program, announced in an August 8, 2020 Executive Order, began on September 1, 2020 and permits employers not to withhold and pay a qualified employee’s ...

EEOC Issues Updated Guidance on Employer Antibody Testing

This week, the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) updated its guidance for employers on permitted employee COVID-19 antibody testing.  An employer may not require employees to undergo antibody testing as a condition to re-enter the workplace.  Such a requirement violates the ...

NJDOL Releases Mandatory Workplace Notice on Worker Misclassification

Earlier this year, Governor Murphy signed several new laws that starkly increased employer liability for misclassifying workers as independent contractors rather than as employees. The comprehensive enactment included a provision requiring employers to conspicuously post a ...

New York Department of Labor Issues Guidance on Guaranteed Leave for Employees Impacted by COVID-19

As noted in our prior employer alert, New York state employers must offer leave in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic. Importantly, the New York Department of Labor (NYDOL) has issued guidance in the form of a frequently asked questions page, which is accessible at the following linked

IRS Releases Guidance for Employers on Tax Credits Under the FFCRA

On March 31, 2020, the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) provided guidance as to how small and midsized employers may claim the tax credits under the Families First Coronavirus Response Act (FFCRA) as reimbursement for the cost of providing paid sick and family leave to their employees for leave ...

New Jersey DOL Provides Tools to Explain the Interplay Between the FFCRA and State Leave and Benefit Laws

On March 30, 2020, the New Jersey Department of Labor & Workforce Development (DOL) issued guidance regarding the interplay between the federal Families First Coronavirus Response Act (FFCRA) and several of New Jersey’s leave benefit statutes.

In addition to providing a general ...

On March 28, 2020, the U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) provided additional guidance as to the Families First Coronavirus Response Act (FFCRA). This can be found on the DOL website at https://www.dol.gov/agencies/whd/pandemic/ffcra-questions.

The latest round of guidance from the DOL ...

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