Employers in New Jersey must comply with a number of state laws and regulations that often impose different or more stringent requirements on employers than those imposed by federal law. Attorneys in FordHarrison’s Berkeley Heights, New Jersey, office have prepared the New Jersey Employment Law Desk Reference to provide guidance to employers on the various New Jersey state laws.
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Pennsylvania – Mitigation Orders, Except Masking, Will Be Lifted on Memorial Day
On May 4, 2021, the Wolf administration announced that mitigation orders for Pennsylvania will be lifted on Memorial Day, Monday, May 31, 2021, but masks will still be required. The current order requiring Pennsylvanians to wear masks will
To the extent that it attempted to limit the prospective waiver of procedural rights in favor of arbitration or other alternative dispute resolution, the 2019 amendment to the New Jersey Law Against Discrimination (NJLAD) is preempted by the Federal Arbitration Act (FAA), a New Jersey federal court has ruled in
As employers and employees alike continue to monitor and watch the landscape of alternative dispute resolution as a viable option (or not) in New Jersey, an important federal court decision was recently handed down. On March 25, 2021, the U.S.
On March 19, 2021, the State of New Jersey added a new section to its online COVID-19 Information Hub clarifying that employers may require their employees to receive the COVID-19 vaccination in order to be allowed to enter the workplace. This guidance also provides certain important exceptions that closely track
The New Jersey Division on Civil Rights (DCR) is the state agency responsible for enforcement of the New Jersey Family Leave Act (NJFLA). The NJFLA provides eligible employees up to 12 weeks of job-protected leave during any 24-month period: (1) to bond with a child within 1 year of the
On February 22, 2021, New Jersey Governor Phil Murphy signed the Cannabis Regulatory, Enforcement Assistance, and Marketplace Modernization Act (“CREAMMA”) into law.
After contentious negotiations, Governor Phil Murphy has signed the New Jersey Cannabis Regulatory, Enforcement Assistance, and Marketplace Modernization Act (the Act) implementing the constitutional amendment embracing recreational marijuana ratified in November 2020.1 When the framework created by the Act is in place, New Jersey will be the first state in
New Jersey Governor Phil Murphy signed into law three marijuana reform bills on February 22, 2021. The first, New Jersey Cannabis Regulatory, Enforcement Assistance, and Marketplace Modernization Act (A21), legalizes and regulates cannabis use and possession for adults who are 21 and older.
On February 22, 2021, New Jersey Governor Phil Murphy signed into law the New Jersey Cannabis Regulatory, Enforcement Assistance, and Marketplace Modernization Act (CREAMMA). Among other things, the 240-page measure legalizes the recreational use of marijuana for adults age 21 and older and—unfortunately for employers—places significant burdens on companies doing
On the heels of New Jersey voters ratifying an amendment to the state’s constitution to permit the recreational use of marijuana, the New Jersey Legislature on December 17, 2020 passed the New Jersey Cannabis Regulatory, Enforcement Assistance, and Marketplace Modernization Act (NJCREAMMA), removing marijuana as a Schedule I drug
New Jersey has implemented a number of measures in an effort to reduce the transmission of COVID-19, including extending the public health emergency, further restricting dining and bar operations, reducing capacity at gatherings (indoor and outdoor), and pausing most sports activities, among others, in the last month.
For at least the eighth time in the past nine months, in response to the COVID-19 pandemic, the New Jersey Governor has signed an Executive Order that limits the number of individuals permitted to attend indoor or outdoor gatherings. Executive Order 196 (EO) also places limitations on athletic competitions at all levels (e.g., youth through professional) at both indoor and outdoor events.
In response to a recent COVID-19 surge which included 3,877 new cases, New Jersey Governor Phil Murphy issued anExecutive Orderthat impacts food and beverage establishments, scholastic and youth sports and personal care services. The restrictions take effect on Thursday, November 12, 2020 at 6:00 a.m. ET and will alter operations at bars, restaurants, and other dining establishments until further action by the Governor.
New Jersey Public Question 1 on this year’s election ballot sought New Jersey voters’ approval for a constitutional amendment to legalize the possession and use of marijuana for individuals age 21 and older, as well as the cultivation, processing and sale of marijuana. Based on preliminary results, the ballot