As New Jersey and the rest of the nation inches closer to reopening, it is time for employers to think through plans to return employees to the workplace.
For more than six decades, the New Jersey Business magazine has been providing Garden State employers with needed news and advice. The publication’s guidance for the business community has never been needed more than it is right now.
We can all feel the ground shifting beneath our feet as the COVID-19 pandemic brings with it seismic changes to society. A few days ago, emergency legislation was again approved by the New Jersey legislature and was then signed into law by Gov. Phil Murphy.
In response to the coronavirus and its economic impact, the New Jersey legislature and Governor Phil Murphy have broadened employees’ access to certain benefits. Access to paid sick leave, family leave and temporary disability were expanded in the recently signed S-2304.
Like everyone else, New Jersey employers are trying to make sense of novel coronavirus and the many changes it has wrought on not only business, but almost every aspect of American life.
Regular readers of our Morristown employment law blog will undoubtedly recall that we recently wrote about changes proposed by Governor Phil Murphy to the New Jersey Law Against Discrimination (NJLAD).
Two years ago, Oregon became the first state to pass a predictable scheduling law. A similar measure was recently introduced in the New Jersey legislature; if passed, the measure would have a significant impact on New Jersey businesses with 250 workers or more, especially in retail, hospitality, restaurants and warehouses.
Regular readers of our Morristown Employment Law Blog will undoubtedly recall that we recently took a look back at the big changes 2019 brought to New Jersey law. We looked at a couple of topics: penalties for wage violations and changes to the state’s Family Leave Act.
They say that change is one of the few constants in life. If that’s true, then 2019 was as constant as a year could be for New Jersey employers.
It’s a relatively short drive south of Morristown to get to Middlesex. The borough’s State Sen Linda Greenstein recently said that in her two decades in the New Jersey legislature, she finds the proposed independent contractor law “the most confusing.”