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    Scott Humphreys is a litigation associate practicing in the areas of labor and employment, and environmental law. Prior to joining Connell Foley, Scott was a law clerk to the Hon. Sallyanne Floria, A.J.S.C. of the Superior Court of ...

New Jersey Imposes Workplace Requirements to Combat COVID-19

Governor Murphy signed Executive Order No. 192 (the Order) on October 28, 2020. The Order applies to every business, non-profit, and governmental or educational entity in New Jersey and imposes strict requirements to curb the spread of the COVID-19 pandemic.

The Order mandates ...

New York City Amends the Earned Sick and Safe Time Act

The New York City Earned Sick and Safe Time Act (“ESSTA”) was amended on September 28, 2020. This law now aligns the ESSTA with the earned sick leave law recently promulgated under New York State law.

The ESSTA amendments are effective as of September 30, 2020, and require employers ...

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 ...

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 ...

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

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 ...

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