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ATTENTION EMPLOYERS: THE DOL ISSUES NEW FMLA FORMS
On July 16, 2020, the Wage and Hour Division of the U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) issued a revised set of model forms employers can use for leaves that employees take pursuant to the Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA). These updated model forms are part of the DOL’s years-long process of improving and simplifying the FMLA process for all involved.
“ROUND UP” OF RECENT FEDERAL COVID-19 GUIDANCE
As our team continues to track COVID-19 developments, we wanted to advise employers that there have been some additional and/or revised federal guidance published recently that impacts employers. This “round up” summarizes the key changes and provides links to the guidance to the extent employers would like to review more closely.
ATTENTION NY & NJ EMPLOYERS: 7.21.20 UPDATE – NEW TRAVEL RESTRICTIONS ADVISORY STATE LIST
As of Tuesday, July 21, there are currently 31 states that meet the specified criteria for a travel advisory (they have either a positive test rate higher than 10 per 100,000 residents or a testing positivity rate higher than 10%, each over a seven-day rolling average).
ATTENTION NY & NJ EMPLOYERS: UPDATED TRAVEL RESTRICTIONS ADVISORY STATE LIST
As of July 14, 2020 , the following states meet the specified criteria for a travel advisory (they have either a positive test rate higher than 10 per 100,000 residents or a testing positivity rate higher than 10%, each over a seven-day rolling average).
NEW YORK AND NEW JERSEY ISSUE TRAVEL RESTRICTION ADVISORIES
The impact of COVID-19 on workplaces continues at a quick pace. Detailed below is information on recent travel advisories and quarantine guidelines for people returning from various states dealing with increased spread of COVID-19.
Important Documents and Links
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