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Proposed NJ Bill Aimed at Negating “Virus” Exclusion Pulled… for Now

The New Jersey Legislature is taking up a number of bills in response to the COVID-19 pandemic. On March 19, 2020, attorneys from Connell Foley LLP remotely attended the New Jersey Senate session that approved a number of Assembly bills aimed at addressing the health, business and economic ...

Families First Coronavirus Response Act: What Employers Need to Know
On March 18, 2020, President Trump signed the Families First Coronavirus Response Act ("FFCRA"). The bi-partisan economic stimulus act is effective from April 2, 2020 to December 31, 2020, and provides employees with additional wage continuation and leave benefits under certain ...
Municipalities and Developers May Soon Obtain Relief Under New Jersey's Open Public Meetings Act

In light of recent developments concerning COVID-19, New Jersey municipalities have halted public in-person meetings, including local planning board, zoning board of adjustment, and redevelopment agency hearings. While these drastic measures are necessary to ensure the health and ...

How the Coronavirus Pandemic May Impact Your Contractual Rights

After taking the necessary steps to protect yourself, your family and your staff in response to the developing coronavirus pandemic, you may need to consider the effect that the government’s increasing restrictions may have on your ability to conduct business. Whether you are looking to ...

Dear clients and friends,

Individually and collectively we are each challenged by all that is taking place. Whether it be in the workplace, at home or in our travels -- little these days is resorting to the norm. With that in mind, we wanted to send you this brief update regarding Connell Foley's ...

Employers: Coronavirus Policies and Procedures Can Protect Your Business and Your Employees

With the spread of the novel coronavirus (COVID-19), businesses must prepare and take steps to ensure employer policies account for a potential workplace disruption. 

As circumstances and needs are unique to each business, it is imperative that employers develop and communicate their ...

Smoldering News: Employers May Face Discrimination Charges for Terminating Workers Based on Medical Marijuana Use

As the use of medical marijuana increases, employers are facing novel questions about their rights and responsibilities related to employees who use medical cannabis. A recent decision by the New Jersey Supreme Court is providing some much-needed guidance in this rapidly evolving area of ...

NLRB Announces New Joint-Employer Rule

On February 26, 2020, the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) announced a new rule governing joint-employer status under the National Labor Relations Act. Although the NLRB more frequently sets standards through decisions in contested cases, it decided to address joint-employer ...

EPA Finalizes Navigable Waters Protection Rule

The Environmental Protection Agency has finalized the Navigable Waters Protection Rule, adopting a new definition for “waters of the United States” after the repeal of the Obama-era Waters of the United States Rule in September of last year. The repealed Obama-era rule had defined ...

U.S. Chemical Safety and Hazard Investigation Board Adopts New Reporting Requirements

Late last year, the U.S. Chemical Safety and Hazard Investigation Board (CSB) proposed reporting requirements for accidental chemical releases. On February 5, 2020, a new rule adopting these reporting requirements was announced. The proposed rule requires owners and/or operators of ...

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