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    Molly Kellett is an experienced litigator focusing on commercial litigation, construction matters and employment law. She counsels a wide array of clients and handles all stages of complex commercial matters, from contract ...

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 ...

Going Back to Work: EEOC Guidelines for an ADA-Compliant Reopening

This week, the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) issued guidance on appropriate employee protections that employers should follow when reopening their workplaces. Of note, there are key policies that employers covered by the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) should be ...

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” ...

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 ...

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 ...

Important Statutory Changes to NJ’s Medical Marijuana Program and the Impact on Employers

Last month, Governor Murphy signed the Jake Honig Compassionate Use Medical Cannabis Act, which modifies the state’s Medicinal Marijuana Program and changes how employers can treat employees who test positive for marijuana.  The Governor described the statutory revisions as ...

New Law Bars Certain Provisions in Employment Contracts and Settlement Agreements

This week, Governor Phil Murphy signed an amendment to the New Jersey Law Against Discrimination (“NJLAD”) adopted by the New Jersey legislature earlier this year. The amendment bars certain provisions in employment contracts and settlement agreements between employees and ...

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