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Blog Category: Employment Law

NJ Supreme Court Rules that Employee-Volunteer at “Family Fun Day” Is Eligible for Workers’ Compensation Benefits

Feb 18, 2021 | Written by: Kelly A. Lichtenstein, Esq. |

The New Jersey Supreme Court has further defined the contours of the “social or recreational activity” exception to the Workers’ Compensation Act. See N.J.S.A. 34:15-7. In Goulding v. New Jersey...

Is an Employee Injured in Workplace Parking Lot Covered Under Workers’ Compensation?

Feb 9, 2021 | Written by: Jacob A. Papay, Jr., Esq. |

If an employee is injured in his/her employer’s parking lot on the way to or from work, is the injury considered to be “during the course of employment” and therefore covered under workers’...

Can Your Employer Force You to Get Vaccinated Against COVID-19?

Feb 8, 2021 | Written by: Sharon M. Flynn, Esq. |

The short answer to this question is yes.  Although New Jersey does not have a statewide requirement for employees to receive vaccinations, an employer can mandate that its employees receive a...

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...