Legal Alert: Connecticut Paid Family Medical Leave Program

Register Now for Paid Family Medical Leave Program Payroll Deductions Begin January 1, 2021 The State of Connecticut has enacted a new Paid Family Medical Leave (PFML) program. PFML allows eligible employees working in Connecticut the opportunity to take paid leave to address personal or family needs. PFML establishes a new payroll deduction, and makes certain…

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Legal Alert: New York Minimum Wage & Minimum Weekly Salaries for Some Employees Increase on December 31

On December 31, 2020, 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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Legal Alert: New Jersey Minimum Wage to Increase in November and January & Mandatory Notices Reminder

Nonprofits should note that New Jersey’s minimum hourly wage will increase on January 1, 2021, to $12.00 for employees of large employers and $11.10 for employees of small and seasonal employers. Moreover, as of November 1, 2020, “direct care staff members” in long-term health facilities are to receive a minimum wage that is $3.00 higher…

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Legal Alert: Connecticut Extends Deadline for Sexual Harassment Prevention Training Compliance

The Connecticut Commission on Human Rights and Opportunities has extended the deadline for Connecticut employers to complete sexual harassment prevention training for their workforce to January 1, 2021. Previously, Connecticut state law required employers to complete training of all employees by October 1, 2020. Please click here to see our previous legal alert for more information. Questions…

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Legal Alert: Sexual Harassment Prevention Training Reminders

Please read the below for information on sexual harassment prevention training requirement in Connecticut, New York, and New Jersey. Connecticut All Connecticut employers with 3 or more employees must provide 2 hours of interactive sexual harassment prevention training (“training”) for all existing employees by October 1, 2020. For employees hired on or after October 1,…

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Legal Alert: Paycheck Protection Program Flexibility Act and New Mandatory New Jersey Poster

On June 5, 2020, the President signed into law the Paycheck Protection Program Flexibility Act. This new law amends the original Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) that was established as part of the CARES Act at the end of March. The PPP Flexibility Act makes it easier for recipients of  PPP loans to qualify for forgiveness of…

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