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Sep 14, 2020

NJ Supreme Court: Arbitration Agreements Are Enforceable Even If They Do Not Designate an Arbitral Forum or Process for Choosing an Arbitration Mechanism or Setting

In a unanimous decision issued on September 11, 2020, the New Jersey Supreme Court held in Flanzman v. Jenny Craig, Inc., that an arbitration agreement does not need to designate an arbitral forum (such as AAA or JAMS) or describe the “process for selecting an arbitration mechanism or setting” to be enforceable. » Read More

Jul 20, 2020

U.S. Department of Labor Issues New FMLA Forms and Guidance on Return-To-Work Issues

The U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) continues to be very active in providing information to the public. Last week, the DOL issued new optional forms that employers can use for the administration of leave under the Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA). » Read More

Jun 08, 2020

Got Room for Another Poster?

In January of this year, we reported on a series of new laws that targeted the issue of misclassifying workers as independent contractors rather than employees. Worker misclassification costs New Jersey millions of dollars in lost taxes and contributions to the state’s unemployment and disability funds and curtailing this practice has been the focus of Governor Murphy’s administration. » Read More

Apr 23, 2020

Do the Families First Coronavirus Response Act (FFCRA) and Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act Apply to Immigrant Employees?

The COVID-19 pandemic has expanded the eligibility of American employees for employment-related benefits, including medical leave and unemployment compensation. As the Norris McLaughlin employment law blog, Norris in the Workplace, first reported, President Donald Trump, on March 18, 2020, signed the Families First Coronavirus Response Act (FFCRA), “which provides paid leave under the Family Medical Leave Act and paid sick leave for absences resulting from COVID-19.” » Read More

Apr 15, 2020

More Changes in New Jersey Employment Law

Yesterday, we reported that New Jersey’s legislature has once again approved a series of bills that seek to provide relief to New Jersey residents during the COVID-19 pandemic. Among these bills are two that significantly impact employers. We are updating our report to advise you that Governor Murphy has signed both of the employment-related bills into law. » Read More

Apr 14, 2020

More Changes in New Jersey Employment Law Potentially on the Way

New Jersey’s legislature has once again approved a series of bills that seek to provide relief to New Jersey residents during the COVID-19 pandemic. Among these bills are two changes that significantly impact employers. » 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