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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 ...

In February of 2019, a deep draft vessel reported that it was experiencing a significant cyber incident impacting their shipboard network. There has been no information regarding who instigated the attack but an interagency team of cyber experts stated that the damage had no effect on the ...

On July 11, 2019, the Federal Election Commission (“FEC”) issued an advisory opinion stating that low to no-cost cybersecurity services do not constitute an in-kind contribution. Accordingly, to not run afoul of campaign finance laws, the firm providing these services must already ...

As we reported earlier this year, beginning June 30, 2019, New Jersey businesses with between 30 and 50 employees anywhere in the world will be subject to the New Jersey Family Leave Act (FLA). Until now, the law applied only to businesses with 50 or more employees, as well as all state and local ...

On April 17, 2019, the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) released a new set of highly anticipated proposed regulations for Opportunity Zones. The newly released set of proposed regulations provides additional guidance and addresses issues that were brought to the attention of the IRS after ...

On March 25, 2019 the Commissioner of the New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection (“NJDEP”) issued a Statewide Directive, Information Request and Notice to Insurers (“Directive”) putting eight entities on notice due to the NJDEP’s belief that these companies are ...

On March 18, 2019, Governor Murphy signed the Clean Stormwater and Flood Reduction Act. This act allows towns and counties to create municipal stormwater utilities, which would impose fees on property owners to pay for upgrades to local stormwater infrastructure. The intended purpose of ...

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 ...

On February 25, 2019, the Supreme Court of the United States granted certiorari in Rotkiske v. Klemm, Case No. 16-1668. The plaintiff there, Kevin Rotkiske, filed suit in June 2015, arguing that the defendant debt collectors violated the Fair Debt Collection Practices Act (FDCPA) in ...

On February 19, 2019, Governor Phil Murphy signed into law an amendment to the New Jersey Family Leave Act, the New Jersey Security and Financial Empowerment Act, and the New Jersey Family Leave Insurance Benefits Law.  This employer alert highlights notable aspects of the amendment.

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