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    Michael Shadiack is the Chair of Connell Foley’s Labor and Employment Practice Group. Representing a broad spectrum of employers and management personnel in the private and public sectors, he provides litigation defense and ...

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 ...

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 ...

U.S. Department of Labor Expands FFCRA Guidance Including Impact of Furloughs and Business Closures
On March 26, 2020, the U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) provided significantly expanded guidance as to the Families First Coronavirus Response Act (FFCRA), which is available at https://www.dol.gov/agencies/whd/pandemic/ffcra-questions. The DOL has now provided much needed ...
Required Notice: Covered Employers Must Provide Families First Coronavirus Response Act Notice

The U.S. Department of Labor has provided information to assist employers with Families First Coronavirus Response Act (FFCRA) compliance. Specifically, covered employers must provide notice to their employees pursuant to the FFCRA, which the Department of Labor published today, March ...

NJ Enacts Laws to Assist Employees and Employers with COVID-19 Pandemic

Governor Murphy signed a package of bills into law on March 20, 2020, which aim to help alleviate COVID-19’s impact on the state’s businesses and employees. Importantly, two of the bills, A.B. 3845 and A.B. 3848, offer unique tools to help navigate the turbulent times created by the ...

New York State Guarantees Leave for Employees Impacted by COVID-19

New York state employers must offer leave in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic, which is effective immediately. Such leave applies to employees required or ordered to quarantine. In addition to leave, employees will also possess job protection from any COVID-19 related employment action.

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 ...

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 ...

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