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Supreme Court Finds CFPB Leadership Structure Unconstitutional

On June 29, 2020, the Supreme Court of the United States issued its holding in Seila Law LLC v. Consumer Financial Protection Bureau.  

Following the financial crisis in 2008, Congress created the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (“CFPB”) as part of the Dodd-Frank Act. At the time, it ...

NJDEP Modifies Public Notice Language for Certain Permits Due to COVID-19

The New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection (NJDEP) has temporarily changed its standard public notice language for permits issued pursuant to the Coastal Zone Management Rules, the Freshwater Wetlands Protection Act Rules, and the Flood Hazard Area Control Act Rules. 

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 ...

NJ Publishes Formal Drinking Water and Ground Water Quality Standards for PFOA and PFOS

Under rules published this week in the New Jersey Register, the New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection (NJDEP) has formally established maximum contaminant levels (MCLs) of 14 ppt for perfluorooctoanic acid (PFOA) and 13 ppt for perfluorooctane sulfonic acid (PFOS). The rules ...

Liquor License Holders Can Apply for Temporary Expansion Under Special Ruling for Outdoor Dining

Per Governor Murphy’s Executive Order No. 150, restaurants will be permitted to open on June 15, 2020 for outdoor seating only. In furtherance of E.O. 150, the New Jersey Division of Alcoholic Beverage Control (State ABC) has issued guidance and enacted a streamlined approval process for ...

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 ...

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