Legal Alerts (Year: 2021)
Your source for the latest changes in employment law
ATTENTION ALL EMPLOYERS: 2021’s COBRA Subsidy Is Effective Immediately and DOL Model Notices Are Now Available
As highlighted in NFC’s eAlert last month, the American Rescue Plan Act of 2021 (“ARPA”) – President Biden’s $1.9 trillion COVID-19 relief package - includes a subsidy for the full cost of continuing health insurance under COBRA for certain qualified individuals. The following are key points for employers to keep in mind regarding the new mandatory COBRA subsidy...
ATTENTION NEW YORK EMPLOYERS: NY Enacts Employment Protections for Off-Duty Adult Cannabis Use
Following closely on the heels of New Jersey [CLICK HERE for our February 24, 2021 eAlert]
, New York has now legalized adult recreational cannabis use. On March 31, 2021, Governor Cuomo signed the “Marihuana Regulation and Taxation Act” (“MRTA”), which creates a new Cannabis Law and establishes a Cannabis Control Board and Office of Cannabis Management to form a regulated and taxed cannabis industry in New York...
ATTENTION ALL EMPLOYERS: EEOC ANNOUNCES APRIL 26, 2021 OPENING DATE FOR THE COLLECTION OF 2019 AND 2020 EEO-1 COMPONENT 1 DATA
After a delay due to the coronavirus pandemic, the EEOC announced yesterday that submission of 2019 and 2020 EEO-1 Component Data for qualifying employers must be submitted between April 26, 2021 and July 19, 2021...
ATTENTION NEW YORK EMPLOYERS: NY Mandates Paid Time Off for COVID-19 Vaccinations
Effective immediately, all New York employers, regardless of size, are required to provide employees with up to 4 hours of paid time off to be vaccinated against COVID-19. Employees may receive a greater
amount under a collectively bargained agreement or as otherwise provided by the employer. This new leave requirement amends the New York Labor Law and automatically sunsets on December 31, 2022...
ATTENTION EMPLOYERS: American Rescue Plan Further Extends FFCRA Tax Credits and Other Employment-Related Benefits
On March 11, 2021, President Biden signed into law the “American Rescue Plan Act of 2021”, a $1.9 trillion omnibus COVID-19 relief package covering a wide range of economic matters from agriculture
food supply chains to school funding to vaccine distribution. Like the stimulus package enacted in December 2020, critical provisions of the new law from an employment perspective include extensions of tax credits under the Families First Coronavirus Response Act (“FFCRA”), federal unemployment benefits under the Coronavirus Air, Relief and Economics Security (“CARES”) Act, and forgivable loans under the Paycheck Protection Program (“PPP”)...
Important Documents and Links
NEW JERSEY SUPREME COURT PERMITS PLAINTIFF TO SEEK RELIANCE DAMAGES UNDER THE THEORY OF PROMMISSORY ESTOPPEL FOR A RESCINDED JOB OFFER by Allison Vogel
NJ APPELLATE DIVISION ISSUES LATEST PRO-ARBITRATION RULING REQUIRING RE/MAX AGENT TO ARBITRATE SEXUAL HARASSMENT CLAIMS BROUGHT UNDER LAD by Lindsey Andreozzi
NEW UNION, NEW AGREEMENT: THE THIRD CIRCUIT HOLDS ORIGINAL CBAS WITH PRIOR LABOR UNION INVALID IN UTILITY WORKERS UNITED ASSOCIATION, LOCAL 537 v. PENNSYLVANIA AMERICAN WATER COMPANY by Monvan Hu
COVID-19 Employment Lawsuits Climbing the Courts: Second Circuit to Hear Previously Dismissed Public Nuisance and Workplace Safety Claims Against Amazon by Jesse Grasty
WE CAN DO THIS REOPENING THE NON-PUBLIC OFFICE SECTOR AND KEEPING IT OPEN DURING THE COVID-19 PANDEMIC