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Large Employers, Many Healthcare Entities, Federal Contractors and Federal Workers Must Get Vaccinated or Undergo Weekly COVID Testing Under New Presidential Plan

On September 9, President Biden announced that the Occupational Safety and Health Administration ("OSHA") will be requiring employers with 100 or more employees to require their employees be fully vaccinated with a COVID-19 vaccine or show a negative weekly COVID-19 test.  The move is part of the President's multi-pronged COVID-19 Action plan 

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NJ Requiring COVID-19 Vaccines For All State Workers, School Personnel, and Workers in Certain Health Care and High-Risk Settings

New Jersey Governor Murphy announced new COVID-19 vaccine requirements today for a large number of workers in the state.

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President Biden Aims to Limit Non-Competes

President Biden wants the Federal Trade Commission to limit non-competes.  If this actually happens, this would be a huge relief for employees who wind up facing months or years restricted from pursuing the industry-specific job they want due to overly restrictive non-compete agreements. For now, it is unclear exactly what the FTC will do.

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Changing Jobs? Read the Fine Print

Are you about to accept an offer for a new job?  Congratulations! Watch Lisa’s video to get these important details in writing.

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EEOC Updates Guidance on Employer Policies Regarding COVID-19 Vaccines and Other Accommodation Issues

On May 28, the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (“EEOC”) updated its previously issued guidance addressing COVID-19 vaccines.

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Mask Up or Maskless? NJ Employees Face New Rules

New Jersey Governor Phil Murphey relaxed numerous COVID-19 restrictions in New Jersey in recent weeks due to the significant success in vaccine distribution and reduction in COVID-19 transmission and hospitalizations in the state. This changes the rules for employees and employers with regard to masks and social distancing at work as well as work from home rules.

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NJ DOH Encouraging Employers to Sponsor Workplace Vaccine Clinics: Employers Should Consider ADA Issues Before Doing So

The New Jersey Department of Health has released a new toolkit for employers aimed at encouraging employees to get the COVID-19 vaccine.  One of the components of the toolkit includes an employer agreeing to provide a location in its workplace for a popup vaccination clin

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New York’s New HERO Act Imposes Mandatory Requirements on Employers to Prevent the Spread of Airborne Infectious Diseases and Creates New Rights for Employees

The New York Department of Labor (“NYDOL”) is poised to release mandatory health and safety standards on employers in New York state aimed at preventing exposure to airborne infectious diseases in the workplace.

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Employee Dissatisfaction with Employer’s COVID-19 Response Pushing Employees Out the Door

Employers certainly have had a huge number of issues to deal with during the COVID-19 pandemic.  If they haven’t handled those issues well, many are now facing a new challenge: difficulty retaining employees.

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Marijuana Is Legal In New Jersey Now. What Impact Will This Have On The Workplace?

New Jersey voters legalized marijuana at the ballot in November.  Now two new laws are significantly restricting what an employer can and can’t do with regard to background checks related to marijuana-related criminal history, and drug testing employees and applicants for marijuana.  The background check requirements come from a new Decriminalization statute and the drug testing restrictions co

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