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ATTENTION EMPLOYERS: The CDC Issues Interim Recommendations for Fully Vaccinated People
On Monday, March 8, 2021, the CDC issued long-awaited guidelines for “fully vaccinated” people, which are available HERE
. For the purposes of this guidance, people are considered “fully vaccinated” two or more weeks after they have received the second dose of either the Pfizer-BioNTech or Moderna vaccines or a single-dose of the Johnson & Johnson/ Janssen vaccine. The interim guidelines permit fully vaccinated people to...
Att: NJ Employers – It’s Time to Get into the Weeds…NJ Enacts New Employment Protections for Adult Cannabis Users
In November 2020, New Jersey voters approved the legalization of adult recreational cannabis use. On February 22, 2021, after months of negotiations between the Governor’s Office and the State Legislature and within minutes of a state deadline, Governor Murphy signed a trio of bills establishing the legal and regulatory framework for recreational cannabis...
Att: NY Employers – NY State DOL Releases Updated Guidance on COVID-19 Sick Leave
The New York State Department of Labor recently updated its previously published
COVID-related guidance to address how New York State employers should handle certain related COVID-19 sick leave issues. This supplemented guidance, issued on January 20, 2021 and available HERE
, boils down to four key takeaways...
Att: Employers – It’s Time To Revisit Your Independent Contractors
While states have been busy passing their own independent contractor misclassification laws, on January 7, 2021, the U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) published its final rule adopting a streamlined “economic reality” test to determine a worker’s status as an employee or an independent contractor for purposes of the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA). The new rule does not become effective until March 8, 2021, leaving open an opportunity for withdrawal by the Biden Administration...
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...
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
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