On October 28, 2020, New Jersey Governor Phil Murphy issued Executive Order Number 192, which mandates that every employer that “requires or permits its workforce, whether in part or as a whole, to be physically present at a worksite to perform work” abide certain minimum workplace requirements.

These requirements, which become effective on November 5,

We have posted repeatedly about the Families First Coronavirus Response Act (“FFCRA”), 3/17, 3/19, 3/27, 4/6, 8/10 and 9/3, which was enacted on April 1, 2020 to provide certain employees with leave and benefits necessitated by COVID-19.  Effective September 16, 2020, the United States Department of Labor (“DOL”) issued revised

As we have recently posted on numerous occasions, 3/17/20, 3/19/20, 3/27/20, 4/6/20, and 8/10/20, the federal Families First Coronavirus Response Act (“FFCRA”) requires most employers with fewer than 500 workers to provide paid time off for specified reasons related to COVID-19, including that (1) the employee is suffering from COVID-19

As employers across the country are re-opening or preparing to re-open their “doors,” federal agencies are continuing to issue guidance in light of the unique challenges presented by the COVID-19 pandemic.  As we previously reported, the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (“EEOC”) has published regular guidance regarding employees returning to the workplace.

On June 11,

On May 20, 2020, the New York State Department of Labor (“NYSDOL”) published guidance for Phase 1 reopening employers, requiring mandatory health screening assessments before employees begin work each day and for essential visitors (not customers). The guidance establishes that Phase I employers must inquire as to whether employees and/or visitors have experienced the following: