New Jersey Offices - (201) 891-3726/ (732) 314-7405

New Jersey Offices
  • 356 Franklin Avenue
  • Second Floor
  • Wyckoff, NJ 07481
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  • (By Appointment Only)
  • Shore Crossings – 3600 Route 66
  • Suite 150
  • Neptune, NJ 07753
  • (201) 891-3726/ (732) 314-7405 tel

New York Office - (646) 759-2962

New York Office
  • (By Appointment Only)
  • 43 West 43rd Street
  • Suite 143
  • New York, NY 10036
  • (646) 759-2962 tel

Category Archives: Employment

  1. NY Permanent Paid Sick Leave Reminder: Employees may now begin to use accrued leave

    By: Cristina N. Hyde, JD Last April, New York State took steps to permanently bolster existing paid leave laws in recognition of the crises caused by COVID-19 and in anticipation of future public health emergencies.  Senate Bill S7506B, which took effect on September 30, 2020, included modifications to New York’s Labor Law; establishing specific leave…

  2. Assembly Bill No. 21: The New Year brings New Jersey new rules for marijuana use and possession.

    By:  Cristina N. Hyde, JD After New Jersey’s citizens approved a constitutional amendment legalizing the adult use of cannabis last November, attention shifted to the state legislature to create enabling regulations in order to implement the referendum. The legislation, known as the “NJ Cannabis Regulatory, Enforcement Assistance, and Marketplace Modernization Act“ was passed by both…

  3. No more “bad” hair: The CROWN Act passes the United States House of Representatives and continues to gain strength at state and local levels

    By: Cristina N. Hyde, JD As 2020 comes to a close, many are striving to learn from the trials of this incredibly difficult year and make positive changes.  Aside from the COVID-19 pandemic, our country was challenged to confront the existing and equally insidious disease of systemic racism.  While the battle is far from over,…

  4. Senate Bill No. 2380: New workers’ compensation reform creates rebuttable presumption that COVID-19 infections were contracted on-the-job

    By: Cristina N. Hyde, JD Last week, Governor Murphy signed legislation which created a rebuttable presumption that coronavirus disease infections contracted by essential employees are work-related for the purpose of workers’ compensation benefits.  P.L. 2020, c.84.   As a result, essential employees are now entitled to full compensation unless their employer or insurance company can prove…

  5. Update: Federal court partially invalidates DOL’s new joint employer test

    By: Cristina N. Hyde, JD Last week, United States District Judge Gregory Woods partially struck down the Department of Labor’s (DOL) new joint employer rule; holding that portions of it conflict with the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) and are arbitrary and capricious.  State of New York, et al. v. Eugene Scalia, et al., No….

  6. Senate Bill No. 2455: NJ permits professional licensure regardless of immigration status

    By: Cristina N. Hyde, JD Last week New Jersey became the first east coast state to allow its residents access to occupational licenses notwithstanding immigration status. S. 2445 states: Notwithstanding the provisions of any other law, rule, or regulation, lawful presence in the United States shall not be required to obtain a professional or occupational license,…

  7. Families First Corona Virus Response Act and Executive Order 107: What small business owners should know about employee accommodations

    By: Cristina N. Hyde, JD As school closings continue to force America’s workforce to navigate impossible choices between childcare and employment, New Jersey businesses should be aware of the following state and federal relief measures that currently remain in effect for all eligible employees. New Jersey Executive Order 107  Despite the execution of Executive Order…

  8. COVID-19 Liability Waivers: Are they a good idea?

    By: Cristina N. Hyde, JD As individuals begin returning to work in New Jersey, business owners and health care practitioners are rightfully concerned about exposure to liability related to corona virus disease 2019.  Therefore, many are exploring the option of having associated individuals waive their right to sue for injuries related to a COVID-19 diagnosis…

  9. REMOTE WORKFORCE MANAGEMENT CONSIDERATIONS DURING PANDEMIC

    Now that you have been forced to expand, secure, and support a remote workforce… what happens next? By: Peter Jacobson, Director of Business Development, powersolution.com Although the deployment of remote workforces has been gradually growing over a period of several years, the current pandemic has mandated exponential growth of remote workers in a very short…

  10. U.S. Supreme Court Reaches Critical Conclusion: Title VII Protections Extend to Sexual Orientation and Gender Identity.

    Only the written word is the law, and all persons are entitled to its benefit.  – Justice Neil M. Gorsuch, Bostock v. Clayton County, Georgia, No. 17-1618 (2020) (p.6)   By: Cristina N. Hyde, JD Yesterday, in a 6-3 decision, the United States Supreme Court ruled  that Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of…