OSHA Mandates COVID Vaccination or Testing for Employers with 100 or More Employees: 5th Circuit Says Not So Fast

On Friday, November 5, the United States Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) published new rules requiring covered employers with 100 or more employees to implement policies and protocols to ensure that by January 4, 2022 their employees are either fully vaccinated against COVID-19 or subject to weekly COVID-19 testing. You can find summaries of…

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Important Changes to Connecticut Leave Laws

CT Employers Don’t Forget: Revisions to the CTFMLA and New PFMLA Effective January 1, 2022 As we have previously informed you here and here, two new changes to the Connecticut leave laws will go into effect on January 1, 2022. There are two laws that Connecticut employers will need to understand. 1. The Connecticut Family and Medical Leave Act…

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Significant New Jersey Employment Law Changes

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, has] reached maximum medical improvement[,] and is unable to return…

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

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 members” in long-term health facilities are to receive a minimum…

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New York Employers Required to Activate NY HERO Act Plan

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 airborne infectious disease exposure prevention plans in accordance with the…

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Connecticut Minimum Wage Increase

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 years to $15.00 per hour by June 1, 2023. Effective…

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