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Now Is the Time to Prepare for H-1B Cap Filings for New Hires in 2021

If you currently employ foreign nationals, please read and consider these upcoming action items relating to the rules surrounding H-1B filings for 2021.

H-1B “Cap Season” is once again upon us. It is essential for employers seeking to hire foreign national employees to identify and ...

Impact of the Federal Stimulus Bill on the Families First Coronavirus Response Act

The Families First Coronavirus Response Act (FFCRA), which took effect on April 1, 2020, mandated in part that employers with fewer than 500 employees provide 80 hours of paid sick leave to employees unable to work due to certain interruptions imposed by COVID-19. Mandatory FFCRA compliance ...

EEOC Provides Much-Anticipated Guidance for Employers Concerning COVID-19 Vaccinations

On December 16, 2020, the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) updated its guidance concerning the COVID-19 pandemic in the employment law context, with new guidance regarding the recently-approved COVID-19 vaccines. The new section covers a host of issues related to ...

2021 Employer To-Do Checklist
  1. CONSIDER A TELECOMMUTING POLICY AND OFFSITE WORK LOCATION SAFETY CHECKLIST. Considering the Coronavirus pandemic and the impact it has had on normal business operations, employers may wish to adopt a flexible Telecommuting Policy that complements a phased-in return to the workplace ...
Updated Quarantine Guidelines from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (“CDC”) announced updated COVID-19 quarantine guidelines. Notably, CDC announced two quarantine options for those who had close contact with someone who has COVID-19.  The quarantine period may end: (a) on day 10 if no ...

New York Provides Guidance on Sick and Safe Leave Laws

New York employers now have access to guidance regarding the implementation and scope of two laws, the “New York City Safe and Sick Leave Law” and the “New York State Paid Sick and Safe Leave Law.” The following summarizes the key points offered by the guidance for each of these laws.

New ...
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 ...

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 ...

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