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  • Posts by Marianne Tolomeo
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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 ...

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 ...

CARES Act Provides Unprecedented Unemployment Benefits: What Employers Need to Know
On March 27, 2020, the House passed and President Trump signed the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act, the largest stimulus bill in United States history. The comprehensive statute includes multiple provisions designed to expand unemployment benefits during the ...
Families First Coronavirus Response Act: What Employers Need to Know
On March 18, 2020, President Trump signed the Families First Coronavirus Response Act ("FFCRA"). The bi-partisan economic stimulus act is effective from April 2, 2020 to December 31, 2020, and provides employees with additional wage continuation and leave benefits under certain ...
Employers: Coronavirus Policies and Procedures Can Protect Your Business and Your Employees

With the spread of the novel coronavirus (COVID-19), businesses must prepare and take steps to ensure employer policies account for a potential workplace disruption. 

As circumstances and needs are unique to each business, it is imperative that employers develop and communicate their ...

NLRB Announces New Joint-Employer Rule

On February 26, 2020, the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) announced a new rule governing joint-employer status under the National Labor Relations Act. Although the NLRB more frequently sets standards through decisions in contested cases, it decided to address joint-employer ...

New Jersey Employers Beware: Increased Civil and Criminal Penalties for Misclassification of Workers

New Jersey employer’s liability for misclassifying workers as independent contractors rather than as employees. This employer alert summarizes each of the new laws.

First, the State is now authorized to assess an administrative misclassification penalty on employers of up to $250 per ...

New Employee Protections Under the NJ Wage Theft Act and the Impact on Employers

In August 2019, the new Wage Theft Act ("WTA" or the "Act") was signed and became effective.  The WTA amends key provisions of New Jersey's Wage Payment Law, Equal Pay Act, and the Wage and Hour Law, and contains a number of provisions that directly impact employers. The Act's intent is to punish ...

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