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Blog Category: Employment Law

Executive Order 192 Mandates COVID-19 Safety Protocols for NJ Employers

Nov 4, 2020 | Written by: Leslie A. Parikh, Esq. |

Beginning on November 5, 2020, Governor Murphy’s Executive Order (EO) 192 (issued Oct. 28, 2020) will go into effect.  The EO imposes mandatory protocols for employers to guard against the further...

Update on Medical Marijuana in the Workplace

Apr 1, 2020 | Written by: Sharon M. Flynn, Esq. |

On March 10, 2020, the New Jersey Supreme Court in Wild v. Carriage Funeral Holdings, Inc., et al., (A-91-18) (082836), affirmed that a medical cannabis patient can assert a claim for employment...

Congress Passes Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act (CARES)

Mar 30, 2020 | Written by: Leslie A. Parikh, Esq. |

On March 27, 2020, President Trump signed the Coronavirus Aid, Relief and Economic Security Act (“CARES Act”), a roughly $2 trillion stimulus measure that includes payments to millions of...

Employer Alert: Emergency FMLA and Sick Leave Expansion Signed Into Law Under the Families First Coronavirus Response Act (FFCRA)

Mar 20, 2020 | Written by: Leslie A. Parikh, Esq. |

On March 18, 2020, the federal Families First Coronavirus Response Act (FFCRA) was signed into law.  The FFCRA contains two separate acts that provide paid leave for absences resulting from...

New Jersey’s Response to Employment-Related Issues Prompted by Coronavirus (COVID-19)

Mar 19, 2020 | Written by: Leslie A. Parikh, Esq. |

The widespread closure of businesses, potential short-term and long-term unemployment, reduced hours, and leave considerations have left New Jersey employers scrambling to find answers in connection...

What Employers Need to Know About the Families First Coronavirus Response Act

Mar 17, 2020 | Written by: Leslie A. Parikh, Esq. |

In the wake of the coronavirus pandemic, employers are facing overwhelming questions regarding employer obligations, complying with government directives, and paid time off.

What Employers Need to Know About the New Overtime Salary Threshold

Oct 10, 2019 | Written by: Leslie A. Parikh, Esq. |

The Federal Fair Labor Standards Act (“FLSA”) determines whether employees are eligible (non-exempt) or exempt from overtime requirements. Generally, the FLSA looks to either an employee’s work...

Wage Theft Act – the Latest Law Impacting Employers in NJ

Aug 21, 2019 | Written by: Leslie A. Parikh, Esq. |

The New Jersey Wage Theft Act (WTA) is the most recent legislation following on the heels of several other laws significantly impacting New Jersey employers.  The legislation was passed on August 6,...

Employers: Asking Job Candidates About Salary History Will Soon Be Illegal in NJ

Aug 9, 2019 | Written by: Leslie A. Parikh, Esq. |

With the signing of Bill A1094 into law on July 25, 2019, New Jersey has followed in the footsteps of several other states by prohibiting employers from inquiring about job applicants’ prior earning...

New Jersey’s Expanded Medical Marijuana Law Presents Serious Implications for Employers

Jul 9, 2019 | Written by: Leslie A. Parikh, Esq. |

New Jersey’s marijuana legislation has been in a constant state of flux for more than a year. Prior to July 2, 2019, New Jersey’s medical marijuana law allowed individuals who received a valid...