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Employment Law Notebook

News, trends and tips in labor and employment law

NJ DOL Added Guidance and Tools To Help Confused Applicants for Unemployment

If you have applied for unemployment benefits and been denied benefits or are applying and are unsure how to answer the NJ Department of Labor's questions, read on.

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How to Reopen and Return Employees to Work During the COVID-19 Pandemic

As employers await the green light from their state lifting restrictions that closed their worksites or forced them to shift workers from working onsite to working from home, owners and managers can and should be brainstorming now about a return-to-work plan, and the policies and procedures needed to implement the plan. 

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Summer Blues: Camp Closures Forcing Working Parents to Take Time Off to Care for Kids

Many working parents who normally send their children to attend or work at a camp or other summer programs are contending with difficult decisions now that many camps and summer enrichment programs have announced closures due to COVID-19.  Employers should expect to receive many more requests for time off this summer from employees with children at home.

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CFOs Offer Tips for Resuming Work

Sobel Co offered great tips for companies to consider when planning to return employees to worksites on a webinar for CFOS today.   Here are some of the helpful takeaways from Ken Brown, CFO of Coronet LED, Phil Orsi, COO of control Associates, Inc. and Alan Sobel and Brad Muniz of Sobel:

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NJ DOL UPDATES GUIDANCE ON UNEMPLOYMENT BENEFITS

I have been asked more questions about unemployment benefits in the past month than in my entire time career as an employment attorney.  That's partly because so many more people are out of work than ever before but also because the state and federal government have significantly expanded access to unemployment benefits to cover more out of work scenarios, cover individuals not previously cover

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COVID-19 EMPLOYMENT LAW RESOURCE CENTER

COV-19’s effect on the workplace is unprecedented.  Meyers Fried-Grodin’s employment law attorneys have the information employers and employees in New Jersey and New York need to navigate these unchartered, turbulent waters. Some of the common requests/issues we are addressing include the following:

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MARCH MADNESS: WEEKLY UPDATE ON NEW FEDERAL, NJ EMPLOYMENT LAWS RELATED TO CORONAVIRUS

Due to the Coronavirus (COVID-19), the Governor of New Jersey, New Jersey state legislature and the federal government have kept us employment lawyers on our toes this week as new laws affecting employers and employees have been rolled out daily and sometime multiple times a day.  It has been a whirlwind, exhausting week, following and reporting on the changes, packing up my office to work from

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NJ DOL ISSUES GUIDANCE FOR NJ EMPLOYEES ON AVAILABLE STATE BENEFITS WHEN THEY CAN’T WORK DUE TO THE CORONAVIRUS (COVID-19)

The New Jersey Department of Labor just released guidance on its website explaining what state provided and required benefits employees can obtain due to due to absence from work due to the coronavirus (COVID-19). This article will highlight these benefits.

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Coronavirus and its Impact at Work

Whether you are an employer or an employee, the Coronavirus is likely on your mind.

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NJ Fair Scheduling Law Proposed

This could help NJ shift workers in service jobs with a vexing problem -- being required to work patchwork schedules and getting hours cut at the last minute.  However, compliance will be very difficult.  Many small employers would likely honor this in the breach: 

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