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April 8, 2021Legalization of Cannabis in New York: Employers Should Review and Revise Their Workplace Policies
On March 31, 2021, New York Governor Andrew Cuomo signed the “Marijuana Regulation and Taxation Act.” The Act legalizes adult-use cannabis, expands the use of medical cannabis, and establishes the Office of Cannabis Management within the Division of Alcoholic Beverage Control to regulate and license the authorized growth and sale of cannabis.
April 5, 2021SDNY Rules that Trump Campaign Non-Disclosure is too Broad to Enforce
In another strike against restrictive covenants in employment contracts, the SDNY ruled in Jessica Denson v. Donald J. Trump For President, Inc. that the non-disclosure and non-disparagement clauses in Trump Campaign employment contracts are unenforceable.
March 24, 2021NJ Supreme Court Reaffirms Pregnant Employees' Rights to Accommodations
The Supreme Court recently considered for the first time the New Jersey Pregnant Workers Fairness Act in connection with a claim by a pregnant police officer.
March 23, 2021District of New Jersey Signals Later-Filed Infringement Suits May Be Stayed Pending More Advanced TTAB Actions
A recent decision by the District of New Jersey affirmed a Magistrate Judge’s grant of the defendants’ motion to stay trademark infringement litigation pending a decision on cancellation proceedings before the TTAB of the USPTO.
March 15, 2021District of New Jersey Extends Standing Orders Responding to COVID Crisis for Several More Months
Chief Judge Freda L. Wolfson of the District of New Jersey issued four orders further extending pending Standing Orders for an additional two and a half months.
March 2, 2021Updated Guidance from New York Department of Labor on Benefits for Multiple Quarantines under the NY COVID-19 Leave Law
The NY DOL released guidance stating that under the New York COVID-19 Paid Sick Leave law, an employee who is under a mandatory order of quarantine or isolation by a health department, or who receives a positive COVID-19 test and cannot work or telework, may be eligible for COVID-19 paid leave up to 3 times.
February 26, 2021Legalization of Cannabis in New Jersey Means Employers Should Revise Their Workplace Policies
On February 22, 2021, Governor Philip Murphy signed into law a trio of bills that collectively legalize adult use of recreational cannabis in the State of New Jersey.
February 22, 2021New Jersey Cannabis Counsel: Gov. Murphy Signs Cannabis Legalization Bills
In a recent post by NJ Cannabis Counsel, Alex Banzhaf discusses New Jersey's recently enacted recreational cannabis laws.
February 8, 2021New Jersey Cannabis Counsel: New Jersey Assembly Postpones Deadline to Act on Recreational Cannabis Bill
In a recent post by New Jersey Cannabis Counsel, Alex Banzhaf discusses the decision by the NJ Assembly to postpone Gov. Murphy's deadline to act on the recreational cannabis bill.
January 28, 2021A Short Primer on Defending Lawsuits to Recover Preferential Transfer
There are few things more unsettling to a client than receiving a demand letter or a complaint seeking to recover an alleged preferential payment.