With talk of reopening states and getting back to work emerging amid the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, the United States Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (“EEOC”) announced that employers may test for COVID-19 without violating the Americans with Disabilities Act (“ADA”). In COVID-19 and the ADA, the Rehabilitation Act, and Other EEO Laws, the EEOC provides that

Employers are well advised to ensure that they start the New Year on the correct foot as many laws have effective dates in a few short days and weeks.  Among the most notable changes are the following:

Minimum Wage

New Jersey’s minimum wage will be $8.44/hr. effective January 1, 2017.  Similarly, in New York City,

OSHA’s injury and illness recordkeeping regulations, 29 C.F.R. 1904, require that on February 1, 2013 certain employers post a summary of all injuries and illnesses that occurred in 2012.  Employers are required to use OSHA’s 300A summary form or an equivalent form.  The summary must remain posted until April 30, 2013.  Even if there were

The New Jersey Supreme Court recently held that a willful violation of the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (“OSHA”) standards, without other evidence of an employer’s intentional conduct, is insufficient to overcome the workers’ compensation bar on lawsuits against employers.  The workers’ compensation bar generally precludes an employee’s claim against his or her employer for