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  1. New York’s New Paid Prenatal Leave Mandate: What New York Employers Need to Know

    Beginning January 1, 2025, pregnant employees in New York will be entitled to job-protected, paid prenatal leave.  This new legislation amends New York State’s existing Paid Sick Leave law and makes New York the first state in the country to provide such a benefit to pregnant individuals. New York already boasts one of the most…

  2. Ohio “Are You Cyber Safe” Initiative

    Earlier this spring, the Office of the Ohio Secretary of State (SOS), in partnership with the Ohio Chamber of Commerce announced an initiative to assist Ohio small businesses with protecting themselves from becoming victims of cyber threats and data breaches. As part of this initiative a Cybersecurity for Small Business booklet has been made available…

  3. Pregnant Workers Fairness Act: What Employers Should Know about Finalized Rules

    The Pregnant Workers Fairness Act (PWFA) went into effect on June 27, 2023. Applicable to all employers with at least 15 employees, it requires employers to offer reasonable accommodations to workers’ known limitations related to a pregnancy, childbirth, or a related medical condition.  The only exception to this requirement lies where an employer can demonstrate…

  4. Why Small Business Owners Should Work with a Business Law Attorney

    If you are a small business owner or thinking about starting a new business, at some point you have probably wondered whether it is worth the time and money to consult a business attorney.  The answer to that question is “yes”.  As Benjamin Franklin famously stated, “an ounce of prevention is worth a pound of…

  5. Ohio Child Labor Laws: What Ohio Small Businesses Need to Know about Teen Employment Requirements This Summer

    Summer is just around the corner and many small businesses are looking forward to the extra help provided by Ohio teenagers.   However, before employers start thinking about hiring those young hands, it is a good idea to brush up on Minor Labor Laws.  The employment of minors is governed by both the Child Labor Provisions…

  6. Senate Bill No. 2249: New Law Promotes Economic Opportunities for New Jersey’s Disabled Veteran Business Owners

    On January 16, 2024, Senate Bill No. 2249 (S2249) was signed into law.  With the goal of providing better support to New Jersey’s disabled veteran community, the bill reduces the number of qualified disabled veterans’ businesses required to set aside a contract under the “Set-Aside Act for Disabled Veterans’ Businesses” from three to two. Recognizing…

  7. How To Choose the Right Insurance for Your Small Business

      We often have clients ask about what kind of insurance they need – often the answer is that they must speak with a trusted business insurance company.  Please enjoy this special “guest post” from Gonzalez Insurance! According to data collected by the Bureau of Labor Statistics, approximately 20% of businesses that opened in 2021 were not…

  8. Good News for Telemedicine and Telehealth Providers: Pay Parity Extended for One Year

    On December 21, 2023, Assembly Bill No. 5757 was signed into law.  The legislation extends payment parity for telehealth services and ensures continued access to crucial remote healthcare services for New Jersey residents, including those who face barriers to obtaining in-person care. Specifically, the legislation requires that health benefits plans reimburse providers for telehealth and…

  9. Mental Health Access Improvement Act: MFTs and LPCs May Now Enroll to be Medicare Providers

    The Mental Health Access Improvement Act (S.828/H.R.432) which was signed into law on December 23, 2022, is finally being implemented.  As of January 1, 2024, Licensed Professional Counselors (LPCs) and Marriage and Family Therapists (MFTs) can sign up as Medicare providers, which they were not previously allowed to do.  Not only is this great news…

  10. New Jersey Courts Set Important Precedent Related to LLC Documents and the Revised Uniform Limited Liability Company Act

    Just recently, in the matter of Flor v. Greenberg Farrow Architectural Inc., New Jersey business owners were reminded of the importance of preceding LLC formation with clear membership or operating agreements. In this case, the plaintiff, an experienced civil engineer, was approached by the defendant and offered a job helping to extend the company’s interests…