New Jersey Employers Must Provide Notice Before Using Tracking Devices in Vehicles Used By Employees

A new law that takes effect in New Jersey on April 18, 2022 requires most private employers to provide written notice to employees before using tracking devices in vehicles operated by employees. The law defines “tracking device” as “an electronic or mechanical device which is designed or intended to be used for the sole purpose of tracking…

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The New Jersey Nonprofit Corporation Act is Amended to Permit Membership Meetings to Be Held in Part or Solely by Means of Remote Communication

In April 2020 and January 2022, the New Jersey Nonprofit Corporation Act was amended to permit nonprofit corporations to: Hold membership meetings at a designated physical location and allow members to participate by remote communication. Hold membership meetings solely by remote communication. To read more about these changes, see our article, New Jersey Nonprofit Corporation Act…

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New Jersey Amends Reporting and Filing Requirements for Charitable Organizations

On January 18, 2022, Governor Murphy signed into law P.L.2021, c.381, which amends both the New Jersey Charitable Registration and Investigation Act (CRIA) and the New Jersey Nonprofit Corporation Act. The law went into effect immediately. CRIA Amendments The amendments to the CRIA make two key changes to New Jersey’s reporting requirements for charitable organizations (organizations)…

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Volunteer Spotlight: Jay Crowley

Jay Crowley, a solo practitioner based in Connecticut, has been volunteering with Pro Bono Partnership for nearly a decade. During that time, he has been an invaluable asset to many of the Partnership’s Connecticut-based nonprofits. Jay’s guidance on key employment and human resources legal issues has allowed our nonprofit clients to focus on achieving their…

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New York State Significantly Expands Protections for Private Sector Employee Whistleblowers

Updated February 27, 2022 Effective January 26, 2022, New York will significantly expand protections for private sector employee whistleblowers. Section 740 of the New York Labor Law has been amended to prohibit private sector employers from retaliating against employees, former employees, and independent contractors who disclose or threaten to disclose to a supervisor or public…

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Supreme Court Stays OSHA’s Vaccine-or-Test Mandate for Employers with 100+ Employees

In the fall of 2021, the Occupational Safety and Health Association (OSHA) implemented regulations that would require nearly all employees of private employers with 100 or more employees to be either vaccinated against COVID-19 or subject to weekly testing for the virus. The regulations were challenged by a number of states and industry groups, which…

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New York Minimum Wage & Minimum Weekly Salaries for Some Employees Increase on December 31, 2021

On December 31, 2021, the New York minimum wage, and the minimum weekly salary threshold for the executive and administrative exemptions under New York State wage and hour law, will each increase as follows: Minimum Wage Minimum Weekly Salary for Executive & Administrative Exemption (regardless of number of hours worked) Employers in NYC: $15/hour (No…

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