07May

Masks and Face Coverings – What Employees Need to Know

On April 12, 2020, New York State became the largest jurisdiction to impose face-covering requirements in response to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic. Governor Andrew Cuomo issued an executive order requiring “all essential businesses or entities” to provide “any employees who


07May

Discrimination and Retaliation Claims During the COVID-19 Pandemic

While being fired, laid off or experiencing an adverse change to your job during this unprecedented time by itself does not necessarily give you a legal claim, you still have legal rights. For example, it is unlawful discrimination for your


29Apr

New York Enacts Statewide Paid Sick Leave Law

On April 3, 2020, New York Governor Andrew Cuomo signed into law the fiscal year 2021 New York State budget, which includes a new statewide paid sick leave requirement. The new leave provisions will require New York employers of all


09Apr

UberBlack Drivers’ Classification Case Revived

The Third Circuit recently revived Philadelphia-based UberBlack drivers’ class action claims that Uber misclassified them as independent contractors to deny them proper minimum and overtime wages under the Fair Labor Standards Act and Pennsylvania law. A three-judge panel vacated U.S.


08Apr

COVID-19: FAQs

A. May an employer send home an employee involuntarily who has or is exhibiting symptoms of COVID-19? Yes. In response to the current COVID-19 outbreak, the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission has cited its 2009 pandemic H1N1 flu guidance, which states


07Apr

Retaliating Against Employees Who Exercise Their Rights in Response to COVID-19

As society continues to traverse the unchartered waters created by the COVID-19 outbreak across the country, federal and state laws have endorsed more protection for employees in these unprecedented times. At the federal level, employees should be aware that the


06Apr

The Families First Coronavirus (COVID-19) Response Act

The Families First Coronavirus (COVID-19) Response Act was approved by the U.S. Senate on March 18, 2020, and has now been signed into law. This bill will provide paid leave under the Family Medical Leave Act, as well as paid


30Mar

New Jersey Significantly Modifies the New Jersey WARN Act to Require Severance Pay for Mass Layoffs

On January 21, 2020, New Jersey Governor Murphy enacted major revisions to the New Jersey WARN Act, making New Jersey the first state in the nation to require severance pay for mass layoffs. WARN Act stands for Worker Adjustment and


23Mar

COVID-19 Virus: Your Legal Rights Regarding Time Off

As the COVID-19 virus outbreak spreads across New Jersey, public health experts are advising those who feel sick to stay home. Here’s a look at some of the labor protections available for employees, especially those who cannot afford to miss


02Mar

U.s. Department Of Labor Issues
Final Rule On Regular Rate Under The Fair Labor Standards Act

The regular rate determines how much non-exempt employees covered by the FLSA receive in overtime pay, as the Act generally requires overtime pay of at least one and one-half times the regular rate for time worked in excess of 40


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