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Is Your Organization Medicare or Medicaid Certified?

If your organization has been approved to offer services covered under Medicare or Medicaid, the U.S. Supreme Court has ruled that the vaccination mandate for healthcare providers applies to your organization. This is in contrast to the Court’s recent ruling in the OSHA case where the Court ruled that requiring certain other workers to get Read More

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Taking the Health out of OSHA?

By a 6-3 vote, the U.S. Supreme Court decided that the Occupational Safety and Health Agency’s (OSHA) Emergency Testing Standard (ETS) [vaccine mandate] was an overreach of the Agency’s authority and halted the requirement that companies with more than 100 employees had to require their employees to be vaccinated. The Court decided that the ETS Read More

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Changes in New Jersey Workers’ Compensation Law

If you work for a company, are injured on the job, and file for Workers’ Compensation, did you know that if you don’t regain the ability to perform your former job, the company can terminate you? Even though you were doing work for the company while sustaining injury? Well, that was then. This is now. Read More

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Termination for Being Sick?

There are multiple federal and state laws in place to protect employees and even applicants for employment from discrimination. Among them are the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) and the Americans with Disabilities Act Amendments (ADAA) (prohibiting discrimination against persons with disabilities); the Pennsylvania Human Relations Act (prohibiting discrimination against a person due to his/her/their Read More

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Can Your Employer Require You to Get Vaccinated?

By now we’ve all heard of some of the perks associated with getting the COVID-19 vaccine: free donuts, French fries and lottery tickets. Even the White House is teaming up with Anheuser-Busch to “buy America’s next round of beer” when 70% of the U.S. adult population has been vaccinated. The Equal Employment Opportunity Commission has Read More

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Do You Need COBRA Assistance?

COBRA (the Consolidated Omnibus Budget Reconciliation Act of 1985) is the federal law which permits employees (and their dependents) who lose health benefits the right to choose to continue group health benefits in certain situations. Among those circumstances are voluntary or involuntary job loss, reduction in the hours worked, a transition between jobs, and other Read More

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Employer Responsibilities When Employees Work from Home

The last year has seen many employers and employees quickly dive into a new way of working. Employers have had to develop and adopt technology strategies that could be used to get work done remotely. Employees had to acclimatize to new technologies, platforms, and strategies to work from home while helping children with schoolwork, quieting Read More

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What New Jersey Businesses and Employees Need to Know About New Orders to Protect Jersey’s Workforce During the COVID-19 Pandemic

New Jersey instituted new Covid-19 requirements for businesses and the State over the past week in order in order to stem the fall surge in Coronavirus cases. On Wednesday, October 28, 2020, Governor Phil Murphy signed Executive Order 192 Protect New Jersey’s Workforce During the COVID-19 Pandemic (the “Executive Order”), and the New Jersey State Read More

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CARES Acts’ Payroll Protection Program

The CARES Acts’ Payroll Protection Program (PPP) allows small businesses to apply for loans up to $10 million to cover business expenses such as payroll, rent or mortgage payment, and utility payments. Instances of suspected abuse of the program have made the news. Suspected culprits include: Harvard University, Shake Shack, and Ruth’s Chris Steakhouse. When Read More

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Emergency Family and Medical Leave Expansion Act

The Family Medical Leave Act is an act which provides twelve weeks of job protection for qualifying individuals who must take leave due to their own or a loved one’s medical condition. Under the newly signed Families First Coronavirus Response Act, that protection is being extended through the Emergency Family and Medical Leave Expansion Act Read More

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