COVID-19 Resource Center

Legal Blogs and Updates

Posts in Labor and Employment.
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 ...

IRS Issues Guidance on Payroll Tax Deferral Program

On August 28, 2020, the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) issued guidance on President Trump’s payroll tax deferral program. The program, announced in an August 8, 2020 Executive Order, began on September 1, 2020 and permits employers not to withhold and pay a qualified employee’s ...

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 ...

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 ...

NJDOL Releases Mandatory Workplace Notice on Worker Misclassification

Earlier this year, Governor Murphy signed several new laws that starkly increased employer liability for misclassifying workers as independent contractors rather than as employees. The comprehensive enactment included a provision requiring employers to conspicuously post a ...

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 ...

Key Points of the Paycheck Protection Program Flexibility Act

[This post supplements the Connell Foley blog post “Summary of Financial Assistance Available to Small Businesses Under the CARES Act” posted on 03.29.2020.]

The Paycheck Protection Program Flexibility Act (PPPFA), signed into law June 5, 2020, has extended deadlines and ...

The Re-Opening Handbook: A Guide to COVID-19 Workplace Policies and Procedures
Available upon request: The Re-Opening Handbook: A Guide to COVID-19 Workplace Policies and Procedures

Connell Foley's Labor and Employment Group has prepared a detailed Handbook of the steps employers can take now to update policies and prepare their office and personnel as they re-open ...

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 ...

Archives

Back to Page