Legal Alert: New York Legalizes the Adult Use of Recreational Marijuana: What Does This Mean for Employers?

On March 31, 2021, New York State legalized the use of recreational marijuana for adults 21 and older. There are a number of aspects to the new law, such as rules regulating the creation of marijuana dispensaries, the creation of a new taxation scheme and the decriminalization of certain marijuana offenses and others that will not…

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Legal Alert: New Jersey Gives Employers Green Light to Require COVID-19 Vaccinations

Back in January, we advised nonprofits that it was unclear whether all employers could require all of their employees to get the COVID-19 vaccination. Earlier this month, New Jersey employers received some clarity from the State of New Jersey. New Jersey issued two guidance documents (here and here) stating that employers in New Jersey can require employees to get the COVID-19 vaccination in…

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Legal Alert: Recreational Cannabis Coming to New Jersey But Hopefully Not in Its Workplaces

After years of debate and an amendment to the New Jersey Constitution, in February 2021 Governor Murphy signed into law the New Jersey Cannabis Regulatory, Enforcement Assistance, and Marketplace Modernization Act (NJCREAMMA), as well as related bills that largely decriminalized the use of marijuana and hashish (both of which are derived from a cannabis plant)….

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Legal Alert: Connecticut Paid Family Leave

CONNECTICUT NONPROFITS – IF YOU HAVE NOT DONE SO ALREADY, REGISTER NOW FOR PAID FAMILY MEDICAL LEAVE PROGRAM; PAYROLL DEDUCTIONS WERE TO BEGIN JANUARY 1, 2021 IF YOU HAVEN’T REGISTERED YET, IT IS NOT TOO LATE – BUT HURRY!  As you may know, the State of Connecticut enacted a new Paid Family Medical Leave (PFML) program. PFML allows eligible…

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Legal Alert: Update/Correction on NYS Department of State Reporting Requirements

Below is a correction and a brief update to last week’s Legal Alert about the new NYS Department of State reporting requirements: Our 1/14/21 Legal Alert noted that the filing requirement relates to groups that: (a) are registered or are required to be registered with the NYS Charities Bureau; (b) file an annual CHAR 500 report…

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Legal Alert: New NYS Department of State Reporting Requirements

We want to make you aware of new NYS filing requirements for charitable organizations: As of January 1, 2021, NY Executive Law 172-b requires certain charitable organizations to file their CHAR 500 documents not only with the NYS Charities Bureau, but also with the NYS Department of State (DOS). This includes sending the DOS the…

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