On September 9, 2021, President Biden released a new six-pronged national plan, the Path Out of the Pandemic (the “Plan”), to try and curb the spread of the COVID-19 pandemic.The Plan includes the following measures:

1. President Biden signed an Executive Order that all Executive Branch employees must be vaccinated with limited exceptions. Each federal

On September 6, 2021, Governor Kathy Hochul announced that the New York Commissioner of Health designated COVID-19 as a “highly contagious communicable disease that presents serious risk of harm to the public health” under the New York State Health and Essential Rights Act (“HERO Act”).  This designation will remain in effect until further notice is

On February 22, 2021, Governor Phil Murphy signed the New Jersey Cannabis Regulatory, Enforcement Assistance, and Marketplace Modernization Act (“NJCREAMMA”), which legalizes the recreational use of cannabis for adults age 21 and over.  On that same date, Governor Murphy also signed the companion cannabis decriminalization bill (A1897) (the “Decriminalization Law”) and the “Clean Up” bill

After more than ten (10) months since going into effect, on January 20, 2021, the New York Department of Labor (“NYDOL”) issued new guidance (the “Guidance”) regarding the New York COVID-19 Sick Leave Law (the “Law”).  As we initially reported, depending upon employer size and net income, the Law requires New York employers to

The Federal Worker Adjustment and Retraining Notification Act (“WARN Act”) generally requires large employers to provide 60 days’ advance notice to employees before instituting a “plant closing” or “mass layoff” affecting 50 or more people at a single site of employment.  However, there are various other provisions of the WARN Act that relax