New Jersey News & Analysis

  • COVID-19 ― practical and fast facts for employer planning

    As employers work on strategic plans for handling employment- related issues involving COVID-19such as facility closings, telecommuting, and employee leave/compensation issuesyou should keep in mind the following fast facts.

  • Legal questions among the concerns surrounding COVID-19

    The novel coronavirus COVID-19 brings up a host of concerns for employers as you focus on keeping employees safe and business on track. Not to be forgotten are the laws that may be implicated as the situation develops.

  • Legal questions among the concerns surrounding COVID-19

    The novel coronavirus COVID-19 brings up a host of concerns for employers as you focus on keeping employees safe and business on track. Not to be forgotten are the laws that may be implicated as the situation develops.

  • COVID-19 and OSH Act issues: 4 questions to consider

    The current coronavirus pandemic (also known as COVID-19) presents many complex situations for employers and their respective workforces. Although employers are trying to navigate the maze created by wage and hour issues, Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA) and Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) leave, remote workspaces, and childcare, they must also keep in mind their legal obligation to keep employees safe under the Occupational Safety and Health Act (OSH Act). Let's look at several important OSH Act questions.

  • COVID-19 and the rush to work from home: the basics

    The coronavirus, or COVID-19, has been declared a pandemic, and employers across the United States are shutting their doors, laying off nonessential employees, and directing essential employees to work from home. With the rush to telework, small and medium-size employers have been put in a tough spot and are facing difficult questions.

  • COVID-19 and the rush to work from home: the basics

    The coronavirus, or COVID-19, has been declared a pandemic, and employers across the United States are shutting their doors, laying off nonessential employees, and directing essential employees to work from home. With the rush to telework, small and medium-size employers have been put in a tough spot and are facing difficult questions.

  • NJ employers can't fire employees for time off in connection with COVID-19

    On March 20, 2020, New Jersey Governor Phil Murphy signed Assembly Bill No. A3848 prohibiting employers from terminating, demoting, or otherwise penalizing an employee for requesting or taking time off from work in connection with an infectious disease during the public health emergency and state of emergency declared in the governor's Executive Order 103.

  • What MD employers need to know about unemployment and COVID-19

    With all of the dramatic employment changes caused by the COVID-19 pandemicincluding layoffs, business shutdowns, and mandatory work-from-home optionsmany Maryland employers and employees have questions about their pay and whether employees would be eligible for unemployment benefits to make up for some of their lost income. Listed below are the answers provided by Maryland's Department of Labor, Licensing, and Regulation (DLLR) to some key questions many of us may have concerning lost work and income resulting from the COVID-19 pandemic.

  • What MD employers need to know about unemployment and COVID-19

    With all of the dramatic employment changes caused by the COVID-19 pandemicincluding layoffs, business shutdowns, and mandatory work-from-home optionsmany Maryland employers and employees have questions about their pay and whether employees would be eligible for unemployment benefits to make up for some of their lost income. Listed below are the answers provided by Maryland's Department of Labor, Licensing, and Regulation (DLLR) to some key questions many of us may have concerning lost work and income resulting from the COVID-19 pandemic.

  • Key employer takeaways from recent guidance on New Jersey's EPA

    When the Diane B. Allen Equal Pay Act (EPA) was signed into law by Governor Phil Murphy in 2018, employers were left with many unanswered questions about its essential provisions. On March 2, 2020, the New Jersey Division on Civil Rights (DCR) issued guidance on the EPA to help fill in the blanks for employers. Here are our key takeaways from the new guidance.