(973) 975-4868 (NJ)
(646) 596-1292 (NY)
Labor and Employment Attorneys

Employment Law Notebook

News, trends and tips in labor and employment law

NJ GOVERNOR ISSUES EXECUTIVE ORDER REQUIRING EMPLOYERS TO FOLLOW SPECIFIC HEALTH AND SAFETY PROTOCOLS DUE TO COVID-19

Due to the growing number of new COVID-19 cases emerging across the state of New Jersey, New Jersey Governor Phil Murphy issued an executive order yesterday imposing mandatory health and safety protocols on businesses, non-profits, educational entities and governmental entities that have any employees performing work at an employer’s worksite.  The mandatory requirements, which go into effect a

Read more

With School Schedules Still Far From Normal, Employees and Employers Wrestle with Making it Work, Understanding Their Options

As if the COVID-19 pandemic hasn’t created enough challenges for employers, the rollout and evolution of different school learning plans has created confusion about an employer’s obligations to adjust the schedule and shifts of employees with children in school, how employees must be paid when they spend part of their day assisting their children, and whether or not employers can reduce an empl

Read more

Traveling this Summer from New Jersey, New York or Connecticut? Make Sure You Follow Travel Advisories Before Returning to Work

Many of us travel during the summer and don’t typically report our vacation plans to our employers.  However, employees who work in New Jersey, New York and Connecticut can expect to be asked by their employers to provide such information due to new travel advisory rules that the three states put in place in late June.

Read more

VIDEO SERIES: HOW TO RETURN EMPLOYEES TO WORK DURING THE COVID-19 PANDEMIC SAFELY AND STAY SANE

Due to COVID-19, many employers who are contemplating reopening their businesses or returning employees to the worksite are overwhelmed. They want to run a successful business, but are confused about what rules to follow, how to decide which employees should come back first, what to do to keep them safe, and simply how to stay sane!

Read more

COVID-19 EMPLOYMENT LAW RESOURCE CENTER: GOVERNMENT AND INDUSTRY GUIDANCE

With laws and standards changing every week, it can be overwhelming to keep track of new guidance related to COVID-19 issues.  We have compiled a list of various key links to guidance documents issued by various New Jersey and federal government agencies and New Jersey business groups in response to COVID-19.  The guidance referenced here is not industry-specific.

Read more

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:

Read more

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.

Read more

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. 

Read more

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.

Read more

Pages