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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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Pennsylvania Sees Spike in Workplace Discrimination Against Pregnant Women

Twenty-four states have passed laws to prevent workplace discrimination against pregnant women, but Pennsylvania has not. Recently, many expectant mothers in PA have come forward claiming that their hours have been cut dramatically, they were forced to work in unsafe conditions, or they were fired after telling their managers they were pregnant. According to the Read More

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Workplace Injuries and Employees’ Rights to Benefits

Each year, the National Council for Occupational Safety and Health releases a “Dirty Dozen” list outlining the top-12 most dangerous places to work in the United States. Notable companies such as Tesla, Waste Management, and Lowe’s made the list for 2018. Amazon earned a 12th place finish. Amazon has been under fire after numerous stories Read More

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