employment law

COVID Lawsuits and the Workplace: Leave Law Violations

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At least 1,000 COVID-related workplace lawsuits were filed in 2020. Leave claims were a top driver. To ensure future leave law compliance, employers should adopt these best practices. read more

Biden’s Proposed Paid Family Leave Plan

Biden’s Proposed Paid Family Leave Plan 1351 900 Balance Point Team
The American Families Plan was unveiled by President Biden on April 28, 2021. Here’s what we know so far about the proposal. read more

Marijuana is Legal in NY

Marijuana is Legal in NY 1350 900 Balance Point Team
Marijuana is now legal in New York. Read what impact this will have on the workplace and what employers need to know. read more

Cannabis Legalization in NJ and the Workplace

Cannabis Legalization in NJ and the Workplace 1350 900 Balance Point Team
Recreational cannabis is now legal in New Jersey. Here we address what impact it will have on the workplace. read more

Biden’s impact on employment law

Biden’s impact on employment law 1350 900 Balance Point Team
The Biden Administration has an ambitious agenda filled with labor and employment priorities. In this Q&A, Lisa explores how moving in a business-unfriendly direction could affect employers. read more

NY’s New Statewide Sick Leave

NY’s New Statewide Sick Leave 1350 900 Balance Point Team
Governor Cuomo signed into law a paid sick leave program for all New York employees that goes into effect on September 30, 2020. Learn what employers across New York state will be required to provide their employees. read more
Communicating with Your Furloughed Employees In A Crisis

Communicating with Furloughed Employees In A Crisis

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As an employer, you can’t erase the inevitable pain that furloughs cause employees. But you can properly manage the transition so that employees remain engaged and connected. read more
Ask the BPHR Advisor“1099” Misclassification Laws

“1099” Misclassification Laws

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Improperly classifying employees has been a growing problem for New Jersey over the past 10 years. Non compliant employers are facing fines, suspended licenses, and even criminal prosecution. Here’s what you need to know. read more
Ask the BPHR Advisor- Exempt vs. Non-exempt?

Ask the BPHR Advisor: Exempt vs. Non-exempt?

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Overtime rules change in January 2020. You need to be prepared and make sure you’re classifying your employees correctly. Here’s some information on exempt and non-exempt employees. read more
Ask the BPHR Advisor- Are Pay Cuts Legal?

Ask the BPHR Advisor: Are Pay Cuts Legal?

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During economic difficulties, employers may turn to pay cuts as an alternative to layoffs. But is it legal? Here’s everything you need to know. read more