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Significant New Jersey Employment Law Changes

October 25, 2021

Below are several New Jersey employment law developments affecting nonprofits. New Mandatory Hiring Preference for Employees Injured on the Job As of September 24, 2021, a new law requires that all New Jersey employers “provide a hiring preference to an employee who has [suffered a work-related injury,…

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New Jersey Minimum Wage to Increase in January 2022 and Mandatory Notices Reminder

October 20, 2021

ACTION REQUIRED: See Details Below Nonprofits should note that New Jersey’s minimum hourly wage will increase on January 1, 2022, to $13.00 for employees of large employers and $11.90 for employees of small and seasonal employers. Moreover, as of January 1, 2022, “direct care staff…

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New York Employers Required to Activate NY HERO Act Plan

September 8, 2021

On September 6, Governor Hochul announced that the New York Commissioner of Health has designated COVID-19 as a highly contagious communicable disease that presents a serious risk of harm to the public health. This new designation means that New York employers must now activate their…

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Connecticut Minimum Wage Increase

August 4, 2021

Don’t Forget! CT Minimum Wage Increased Again August 1, 2021 On May 28, 2019, Governor Lamont signed into law Public Act 19-4: An Act Increasing the Minimum Fair Wage. This Act provides, in part, for the gradual increase of the State’s minimum wage over five…

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New York Hero Act Requires NY Employers to Adopt Airborne Infectious Disease Prevention Plan by August 5

July 20, 2021

As we have previously discussed, private employers in New York, including nonprofit organizations, will be required to adopt an airborne infectious disease prevention plan in accordance with the NY HERO Act (the Act) by August 5, 2021. New York State has issued a model plan for…

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New Jersey Again Significantly Increases the Risks and Penalties Relating to Both Misclassifying Workers ​​​as Independent Contractors and Other Employment Compliance Failures

July 19, 2021

The New Laws For the second time in two years, New Jersey has enacted several laws that have substantially increased the risks and financial penalties for companies that misclassify workers as independent contractors or violate numerous state wage, benefit, and tax laws. Among other things,…

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New York State Audit Threshold Increases as of 7/1/2021

July 9, 2021

As of July 1, 2021, the threshold triggering the requirement for an audit in NYS increased from $750,000 to more than $1 million of gross annual revenue and support. Nonprofits that conduct business and/ or raise funds in NY State are required to file an annual…

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OSHA Issues New, Time-Sensitive COVID-19 Guidance

June 15, 2021

OSHA Issues Mandatory COVID-19 “Emergency Temporary Standard” for Healthcare Employers and Updates Advisory Guidance Applicable to Other Employers Immediate Action Required by Employers Providing Healthcare Services On June 10, 2021, the Occupational Health and Safety Administration (OSHA) released: An advance copy of its new, mandatory COVID-19 “Emergency Temporary…

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Legal Alert: New York Passes NY HERO Act

May 14, 2021

NY HERO Act Requires New Safety Protocols for NY Employers to Help Prevent the Spread of Airborne Diseases On May 5, Governor Cuomo signed the New York Health and Essential Rights Act (“NY HERO Act” or the “Act”) requiring the New York Department of Labor…

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Volunteer Spotlight: Bassam Zohny, Reed Smith LLP

May 12, 2021

Reed Smith has been volunteering with Pro Bono Partnership for over 20 years, during which time nearly 70 attorneys from both their New York and New Jersey offices have provided critical legal assistance to our nonprofit clients. Last year alone, Reed Smith attorneys worked on…

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