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IMPORTANT INFORMATION FOR NY AND NJ EMPLOYERS: The New Year Brings New Wage and Benefit Entitlements for Employees
Notwithstanding the impact of the current pandemic on the economy and, in particular, on businesses in New York and New Jersey, previously scheduled annual wage and benefit increases march on. In the past week, minimum wage rates rose in both New York and New Jersey. In addition, New Jersey employees will see increased maximum benefit levels for unemployment insurance, temporary disability and family leave insurance, and workers’ compensation benefits. For your ease of reference, we set forth the changes...
FEDERAL STIMULUS PACKAGE EXTENDS PPP, UNEMPLOYMENT and FFCRA TAX CREDITS
On December 27, 2020, about one week after Congress approved the new legislation, the President signed into law the long-awaited coronavirus relief and spending package. For employers, critical provisions of the new law include extensions of the Paycheck Protection Program (“PPP”); federal unemployment benefits under the Coronavirus Air, Relief and Economics Security (“CARES”) Act; and tax credits under the Families First Coronavirus Response Act (“FFCRA”). Highlights of those changes are...
ATTENTION: ALL EMPLOYERS – CAN EMPLOYERS REQUIRE ITS EMPLOYEES TO GET A COVID-19 VACCINE? Yes, says the EEOC (with important exceptions)
On the heels of the first COVID-19 vaccines’ approval by the Federal and Drug Administration, the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (“EEOC”) updated its previously published COVID-related guidance to address how employers should handle related workplace issues. While the guidance, issued on December 16, 2020, does not affirmatively state that the EEOC “blesses” mandatory vaccination policies, implicit in the EEOC’s guidance is that such policies are legal – but that employers must tread carefully to ensure they do not violate other laws. This e-alert is intended to help employers decide whether a mandatory vaccination policy is appropriate and to assist employers in preparing for potential obstacles...
California Employers: 2021 is Almost Here! You Are Ready to Ring Out the Old But Are You Ready to Ring in the New?
The California legislature and State and Federal agencies have been busy this year creating new policies in response to the COVID-19 pandemic, racial justice inequities, pay equity issues, employee classification questions, and everything in between! With many of these changes going into effect in the coming weeks, NFC wants to make sure your business is prepared to meet the challenges of 2021.
To help you properly ring in the New Year, we have created the following “Top 5” checklist for California employers...
ATT EMPLOYERS: NEW FAQS ISSUED ON NY STATE PAID SICK LEAVE
On September 30, 2020, employees began accruing leave under New York State’s new Paid Sick Leave law (“PSL”) which may be taken for covered uses starting on January 1, 2021. As we alerted you in prior
communications, the PSL left some ambiguity in how it would be applied. [CLICK HERE for our April 3 and September 30 eAlerts.]
Important Documents and Links
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
Employment Law Firm Nukk-Freeman & Cerra, PC Accelerates Expansion by Opening West Coast Office
NFC EXPANDS TO WEST COAST & INTRODUCES NEW PARTNER – STACY L. FODE
LIVE COMPLIMENTARY WEBINAR RECORDING: Being An Upstander In The Face Of Racism
Retirement Plan ERISA Fiduciary Duties During the COVID-19 Crisis by Christine Gottesman
ANTICIPATING AND PREPARING FOR COVID-19 RELATED EMPLOYMENT LITIGATION by Kerrie Heslin, Robin Rome and Ryan Carlson (This article appeared on the Westlaw Practitioner Insights Commentaries web page on July 2, 2020.)
“U.S. Supreme Court issues ruling extending federal job protection to LGBTQ Employees – Bostock v. Clayton County, GA” By Kirsten Grossman
NUKK-FREEMAN & CERRA’S, SUZANNE M. CERRA NAMED TO NEW JERSEY STATE BAR ASSOCIATION PANDEMIC TASK FORCE, LAW FIRM REOPENING COMMITTEE
A STATEMENT IN SUPPORT OF BLACK LIVES MATTER
LIVE COMPLIMENTARY WEBINAR RECORDING: Return To Work 2.0 – Getting Your Workforce Back Into The Workplace
LIVE COMPLIMENTARY WEBINAR RECORDING: Anticipating/Preparing for COVID-19 Litigation
LIVE COMPLIMENTARY WEBINAR RECORDING: What to do NOW to get ready for employees returning to work during the COVID-19 crisis
LIVE COMPLIMENTARY WEBINAR RECORDING: 2nd COVID-19 focused webinar focusing on critical employer Q&As relating to employment law and the crisis
LIVE COMPLIMENTARY WEBINAR RECORDING: Exploring some of employers’ most commonly asked employment law questions relating to the Coronavirus pandemic
“What Employers Need to Know…NJ Supreme Court Affirms Protections for Employees Using Medical Marijuana” By Kegan Andeskie
“It’s Not Always Clear What Constitutes Sexual Harassment. Use This Tool to Navigate the Gray Areas to Navigate the Gray Areas.” By Kathleen Kelley Reardon
“Protected Activity”Continues to Broaden Under SOX
State Mandated Paid Family Leave is On the Rise
Employer Common Concerns Questionnaire
Preparing for the Separation Agreement ‘Fire Drill’
Equal Pay for Equal Play: U.S. National Women’s Soccer Team’s Fight for Equal Pay Parallels Equal Pay Initiatives Across the Country