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Apr 02, 2020

DOL and IRS Release Guidance on the Families First Coronavirus Response Act

Two important pieces of information were released today on the Families First Coronavirus Response Act (“FFCRA”). The United States Department of Labor issued its regulations on the FFCRA, which provided detailed guidance on how the law should be interpreted. » Read More

Mar 30, 2020

The U.S. DOL Updates Its Guidance on the Families First Coronavirus Response Act Once Again

Over the weekend, the United States Department of Labor issued an additional set of FAQs on the Families First Coronavirus Response Act (FFCRA). The FAQs provide valuable guidance on the interpretation of the FFCRA and should be reviewed by anyone charged with administering the benefits which will be available on April 1, 2020. » Read More

Mar 27, 2020

More Answers About the FFCRA From the U.S. Department of Labor

The U.S. Department of Labor (USDOL) has supplemented the “Families First Coronavirus Response Act: Questions and Answers,” which addresses some of the practical questions many employers have been challenged with since the enactment of the Families First Coronavirus Response Act (FFCRA). » Read More

Mar 26, 2020

U.S. DOL Issues Guidance and Poster on Families First Coronavirus Response Act; Governor Murphy Expands TDI, FLI, and Sick Leave Benefits in Response to COVID-19

The U.S. Department of Labor has issued guidance, FAQs, and a poster further explaining the benefits and responsibilities under the Families First Coronavirus Response Act, which provides paid sick leave and family leave for employees impacted by COVID-19. This information can be found on the DOL’s website. » Read More

Mar 18, 2020

State and Federal Government Pressed to Meet Unemployment Demands Due to Coronavirus (COVID-19) Pandemic

With the widespread closure of businesses and looming unemployment of thousands, state and federal governments have been scrambling to address this result of the coronavirus pandemic. » Read More

May 29, 2019

New Jersey Expands Family Leave Laws

On February 19, 2019, New Jersey Governor Phil Murphy signed into law legislation that expands New Jersey’s protections for employees who need unpaid and paid leaves of absence under three statutes: (1) the New Jersey Family Leave Law (“NJFLA”), (2) the Temporary Disability Benefits Law (“NJTDL”), and (3) the Security and Financial Empowerment (“SAFE”) Act. » Read More

May 14, 2019

Managing Evolving Employment Issues with Limited Resources

Last week, I presented “Managing Evolving Employment Issues with Limited Resources” at Dassault Falcon Jet Corp. in Little Ferry. The event was co-sponsored by The Association of Corporate Counsel Small Law Department Network, the world’s largest organization serving the professional and business interests of attorneys who practice in the legal departments of corporations, associations, nonprofits and other private-sector organizations around the globe, and Meritas® Law Firms Worldwide, the premier global alliance of independent law firms working collaboratively to provide businesses with qualified legal expertise. » Read More

Feb 15, 2019

New Jersey’s Legislature Continues to Alter Employment Law Landscape

While New Jersey has long been considered progressive in preserving and protecting the employment rights of its citizens (see last year’s Pay Equity and Paid Sick Leave Laws), current activity in the Legislature and Governor’s office relating to laws impacting the workplace is at an all-time high. » Read More

Aug 23, 2018

Increase to Paid Family Leave Back on the Radar Screen

Last year, we reported on a bill introduced by Senate Democrats that would have increased the benefits provided under New Jersey’s Paid Family Leave Insurance Law.  We also reported that then-Gov. Christie vetoed the bill, citing costs, increased taxes and the negative impact that the bill would have on business. » Read More