Employer Advisory: Responding to the Monkeypox Outbreak By Steven C. DePalma On July 23, 2022, the World Health Organization declared monkeypox a “Public Health Emergency of International Concern” and issued Temporary Recommendations in relation to the outbreak of monkeypox. Soon thereafter, New York Governor Kathy Hochul announced a state disaster emergency declaration and the New…

Top Things to Consider If Your Recession Planning Involves a Reduction in Force or Layoff By Christopher M. Santomassimo, Powered by OGC Solutions® The Think Factory™ Unless you’ve been on a sabbatical with no Wi-Fi access, you’ve been bombarded with news about an impending recession. Some economists believe that it has already begun. In response…

Precedential OPRA Decision Affects Confidentiality of Special Education Settlements Reached after Litigation By Laura A. Siclari On May 18, 2022, the New Jersey Appellate Division, in a published decision entitled C.E. and B.E. o/b/o K.E. v. Elizabeth Public School District, et al., A-0173-20 (App. Div. May 18, 2022), held that special education settlements entered into…

Effective on May 7, 2022, New York employers must begin providing notice to new employees when they “monitor or otherwise intercept” an employee’s telephone conversations, emails, internet access, or internet usage. While this law does not prohibit the monitoring of employee communications or other device-related monitoring, it does require advanced notice combined with acknowledgments from…

Non-Compete Agreement: Three Rules Employers Should Keep In Mind Santomassimo Davis Legal Alert 30 million. That’s the number of American workers who work under non-compete agreements, according to the Office of Economic Policy U.S. Department of the Treasury. But employers be forewarned: Many of those non-competes could be deemed unenforceable in the near future, predicts…

Independent Contractor Status Under The Fair Labor Standards Act  On January 6, 2021, the U.S. Department of Labor (“DOL”) issued a final rule clarifying the standards to determine employee or independent contractor status under the Fair Labor Standards Act.  Although the DOL has previously issued guidance on classification, this is the DOL’s first formal rulemaking…

Santomassimo Davis LLP Legal Alert December 21, 2020   As most employers have learned over the course of 2020, managing a workforce through the COVID-19 pandemic can be difficult given many new complexities and updated standards.  As Americans begin to receive the vaccinations approved by the Food & Drug Administration (FDA) under Emergency Use Authorizations…

Santomassimo Davis LLP Legal Alert Make no mistake: The coronavirus pandemic has thrust employers into uncharted waters. As they attempt to get back to business, “there are so many new rules of engagement that you’ve got to create a brand new playbook,” says Chris Santomassimo, a partner at Santomassimo Davis LLP, a New Jersey-based firm…

  Santomassimo Davis, LLP welcomes its newest attorneys, Susan Kleiner and Erin Drew.  As our firm is growing, we are happy to announce the opening of a new Middlesex County office in Iselin, New Jersey.   Susan Schleck Kleiner Susan Schleck Kleiner represents businesses and their owners as their Outside General Counsel™ in complex civil,…

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