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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 ...

Governor Murphy Expands Workers’ Compensation Benefits for Essential Employees Infected with COVID-19

On September 14, 2020, Governor Phil Murphy signed into law S-2380, making it easier for “essential employees” who contract COVID-19 while working away from home to pursue workers’ compensation benefits claims.

The new law is retroactive to March 9, 2020, when Governor Murphy ...

USDOL Revises and Clarifies Final Rule on the Families First Coronavirus Response Act

On August 3, 2020, the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York ruled that certain aspects of the U.S. Department of Labor (DOL)’s Families First Coronavirus Response Act (FFCRA) Final Rule were invalid.  As a result, on September 11, 2020, the USDOL issued a revised Final ...

USDOL Issues New FFCRA Guidance in Advance of New School Year

On August 27, 2020, the United States Department of Labor (“USDOL”) issued new Families First Coronavirus Response Act (“FFCRA”) guidance pertaining to the reopening of schools. Specifically, the USDOL released three additional FAQs in anticipation of the varying ...

United States Supreme Court Expands Application of Title VII to Protect LGBTQ Employees

On June 15, 2020, the United States Supreme Court released a landmark decision regarding Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 (“Title VII”). Title VII is the federal anti-discrimination statute protecting employees from discrimination based on race, color, religion, sex and ...

COVID-19 Workplace Policies All Employers Should Consider Before Reopening

As businesses begin planning the reopening of their offices and operations, employers must be mindful that the COVID-19 pandemic will continue to have a serious impact both on their business and employees. The “return to work” will not necessarily be a return to normalcy, at least not for ...

Reminder: Use the New Form I-9 to Ensure Compliance

As an update to our prior alert, the United States Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) now requires the use of the new Employment Eligibility Verification Form (Form I-9). This form applies to all employers in the United States and must be completed for each new employee ...

New Jersey Mini-WARN Act Amendment Provides Relief to Employers

[This is an update to our previous alert regarding the expansion of the “New Jersey Mini-WARN Act,” (known as the “Millville Dallas Airmotive Plant Job Loss Notification Act”) (the Act), which was set to take effect on July 19, 2020.]

On April 15, 2020, Governor Murphy signed ...

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 ...

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

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 ...

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