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  • Posts by Michael Affrunti
    Associate

    Michael Affrunti represents clients on a variety of matters involving land use, construction, labor and employment law, and commercial litigation.. With a strong knowledge of federal, state and local government laws, including ...

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 ...

Guidance for Employers on ADA- and OSHA-Compliant COVID-19 Screenings and Protections

If you asked a month ago what lawful precautions an employer can take to protect its workers against the threat of COVID-19, the answer would have been significantly different than it is today. In that short period, confirmed coronavirus cases in the United States have increased ...

NJ Halts Non-Essential Construction in Effort to Reduce Spread of COVID-19

On April 8, Governor Phil Murphy signed Executive Order 122, modifying prior orders aimed at protecting businesses, employees and citizens during the COVID-19 pandemic. In furtherance of these efforts, Executive Order 122 requires, among other things, all “non-essential” ...

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 ...

The Time for Employers to Begin Offering Commuter Benefits Is Inching Closer

Although federal law does not require an employer to offer commuter benefits to its employees, state law may soon do just that. As of March 1, 2020, or once the New Jersey Commissioner of Labor and Workplace Development promulgates regulations, New Jersey employers with 20 or more employees ...

Supreme Court Clarifies Applications Protected by the Time of Application Rule

On June 20, 2018, the Supreme Court of New Jersey issued its decision in Dunbar Homes, Inc. v. Zoning Board of Adjustment of the Township of Franklin, addressing whether an incomplete site plan application triggered the Municipal Land Use Law’s (MLUL) Time of Application Rule (TOA). The ...

Municipal Land Use Law Amendments Reform Performance and Maintenance Guarantees

As one of his last acts in office, Governor Chris Christie signed into law Assembly Bill 1425/Senate Bill 3233, which reforms the performance and maintenance guarantee provisions of the Municipal Land Use Law (MLUL). The new law brings significant changes that will affect developers ...

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