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New Jersey’s Rules Governing Layoffs Become More Onerous (and Costly) for Larger Employers in April 2023

March 20, 2023

Effective April 10, 2023, amendments to New Jersey’s Millville Dallas Airmotive Plant Job Loss Notification Act (a/k/a “NJ WARN”) will go into effect. The revised law will provide significantly greater protections and benefits for employees directly impact by reductions in force than currently provided to…

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Volunteer Spotlight: UnitedHealth Group

March 1, 2023

UnitedHealth Group has been an invaluable Pro Bono Partnership supporter for 15 years. During this time, 45 UnitedHealth Group employees have volunteered and assisted 78 nonprofits with 111 unique legal matters in all three of the states that PBP serves—Connecticut, New Jersey, and New York. In 2021, Pro Bono…

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NJ’s New Temporary Workers’ Bill of Rights Act Will Increase Costs for Employers

February 27, 2023

In February 2023, Governor Murphy signed into law the New Jersey Temporary Workers’ Bill of Rights Act. The Act’s requirements are complicated and likely will result in significantly higher financial and compliance costs for employers that utilize the services of temporary help service firms to…

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U.S. DOL Issues Important New Guidance under FLSA and FMLA

February 23, 2023

In February 2023, the U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) issued two important policy documents that set forth the DOL’s position on key issues under the federal Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) and the federal Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA). Telework Under the FLSA and…

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Volunteer Spotlight: Steven Weinberger, Davis+Gilbert LLP

February 14, 2023

Steven Weinberger, a Senior Real Estate Attorney at Davis+Gilbert LLP in New York, has been volunteering with Pro Bono Partnership for over 20 years. Steven, a 2013 Pro Bono Partnership Volunteer of the Year, has assisted on over 50 Partnership matters and has become our…

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New Federal Protections for Pregnant and Nursing Employees

February 8, 2023

​Employers should be aware that two new federal laws – the Pregnant Workers Fairness Act (PWFA) and the Providing Urgent Maternal Protections for Nursing Mothers Act (PUMP Act) – were signed into law on December 29, 2022. The PWFA Under the PWFA, employers with 15…

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New York Rings in 2023 by Implementing Several New Employment Laws

January 5, 2023

New York employers will be subject to several new employment laws in 2023. Below is a summary of three new laws that New York employers should review and prepare for now.

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Recent Amendments Modernize New York’s Not-For-Profit Corporation Law

November 30, 2022

On November 21, 2022, Governor Hochul signed into law a bill (A.9969/S.9047), effective immediately, that amends provisions of the New York Not-For-Profit Corporation Law (“NPCL”) relating to action by the board or members without a meeting, board vacancies, and director quorum requirements. The amendments are…

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Volunteer Spotlight: Kyle Sommer, Fragomen, Del Rey, Bernsen & Loewy, LLP

November 3, 2022

Kyle Sommer, Senior Associate in Fragomen’s New York office, has quickly become one of the Partnership’s “go to” immigration law volunteers. Since he began volunteering with the Partnership in 2019, Kyle has assisted several New Jersey nonprofits with immigration law matters, mostly focusing on visa…

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Connecticut Expands Employee Anti-Discrimination Protections

November 1, 2022

Effective October 1, 2022, several changes to Connecticut’s anti-discrimination law now provide employees with enhanced anti-discrimination protections. The scope of the Connecticut Fair Employment Practices Act (the “CFEPA”) was expanded to apply to all Connecticut employers with at least one employee. Previously, Connecticut employers with…

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