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  1. The Freelance Isn’t Free Act: New York Commits to State-Wide Protection of Independent Workers

    Just before Thanksgiving, Governor Hochul signed Senate Bill S5026 into law; giving freelance workers throughout the state of New York a reason to be thankful. Better known as the “Freelance Isn’t Free” Act, the new legislation replicates basic labor protections that have exited in New York City since May 2017, thereby expanding those protections to…

  2. Gina L. Campanella, Esq. an AVVO Client’s Choice Attorney for 2024

    Campanella Law Office is proud to announce that Avvo has, for the year 2024, awarded our principal attorney, Gina L. Campanella, the prestigious Clients’ Choice Award for providing outstanding legal service.  This is the ninth year in a row that Ms. Campanella has received this honor. Founded to help people find good lawyers, Avvo provides…

  3. Streamlined New Jersey Health Care Licensure Regulations Anticipate Increased Availability of Medical Care

    The New Jersey Board of Medical Examiners has recently approved amendments to healthcare licensure regulations.  Intending to address the health care workforce shortage in New Jersey, the amended legislation is meant to streamline and simplify the process for license renewal, reactivation, and granting licenses to out-of-state practitioners. Effective October 2, 2023, the amendments to the…

  4. IDR Update: Federal IDR Portal is Reopened

    Effective October 6, 2023, the Departments of Health and Human Services, Labor, and the Treasury (the Departments)  reopened the Federal Independent Dispute Resolution (IDR) portal for the initiation of certain new single and bundled disputes.  In addition,  the Departments will allow parties impacted by the suspension of the Federal IDR process under the No Surprises…

  5. The Federal Corporate Transparency Act Asks, “Who are the People Behind the Business?”

    Updated – April 29, 2024 Originally adopted as part of the 2021 National Defense Authorization Act, the new federal Corporate Transparency Act (CTA) will go into effect on January 1, 2024.  An attempt to protect against terrorism and prevent illegal activities such as tax fraud or money laundering, the purpose of the CTA is to…

  6. Severance Agreements: Restrictions on Confidentiality and Non-Disparagement Clauses that Employers Need to Know

    Last February, the National Labor Relations Board (“NLRB”) issued a decision that made a very clear statement regarding the need for carefully worded severance agreements.  In the McLaren Macomb decision, the NLRB held that employers may not extend severance agreements to employees that include a broad waiver of any rights contained in the National Labor…

  7. Unemployment Compensation Law Update: What NJ Employers Need to Know about Reporting Employee Separation Information

    Recent amendments to New Jersey’s Unemployment Compensation Law (UCL) took effect on July 31, 2023.  Intended to promote the timely payment of unemployment compensation benefits, the amendments include new employer reporting obligations related to separated employees, revised deadlines for appeals and increased fines for noncompliance. Specifically, all employers with employees working in New Jersey must…

  8. Are Your Workplace Posters Compliant? What You Need to Know About Recent Federal Labor Law Updates and Notice Requirements

    Workplace posters are conspicuously displayed notices to employees regarding their rights under state and federal law.  When the law changes as to those rights, these notices must follow suit.  As a result, due to recent changes to the Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA) and new employee rights under the Pregnant Workers Fairness Act (PWFA)…

  9. New York Senate Bill S3100A: Controversial Non-Compete Ban Awaits Governor Hochul’s Signature

    Earlier this summer, the New York General Assembly and Senate passed Senate Bill S3100A that, if signed into law, would amend the current New York labor law to ban the use of noncompete agreements and certain restrictive covenants.  It would also permit covered individuals to bring civil actions against those alleged to have violated the…

  10. Senate Bill No. 142: What You Need to Know About Corporate Conversion And New Jersey Business Entities

    On May 8, 2023, Senate Bill No. 142 became law.  The new law (P.L.2023, c.38) amends the “New Jersey Business Corporation Act” (N.J.S.14A:15-2) to allow for entity conversion and domestication.  This amendment brings New Jersey in line with many other states that already allow for domestication and conversion.  The goal of the new law is…