As the new year is upon us, we remind New Jersey employers with 10 or more employees of their obligation to annually distribute to their New Jersey employees, via written or electronic means, the required notice under the Conscientious Employee Protection Act (CEPA) in both English and Spanish. The notice must be completed with the appropriate contact information prior to distribution to employees and posting in the workplace.
The Visa Waiver Program (VWP) was expanded on November 17, 2008 to add nationals of the Czech Republic, Estonia, Hungary, Latvia, Lithuania, Slovakia and South Korea. According to the Department of Homeland Security press release, nationals of those countries can now travel to the United States for business or tourism for a period of 90 days without the need for a visitor visa provided they hold an e-Passport and have completed their registration for the Electronic System for Travel Authorization (ESTA) program.
As of August 24, 2016, according to the Center for Disease Control (CDC), there were 2,517 cases of Zika virus in the United States, 29 of which were “[l]ocally acquired mosquito-borne cases” (all 29 of those were in Florida), and the remainder of which are travel associated. The CDC also reported 9,011 cases of the virus in U.S. Territories; of those, 8,968 were locally acquired, and the remaining 43 were labeled as travel associated.
On July 9, 2021, President Biden signed a sweeping executive order aimed at promoting competition in the economy. The order includes 72 initiatives that President Biden says will address pressing competition problems and promote long-term growth across the economy. Among the initiatives is a direction to the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) chair to “consider working with the rest of the Commission to exercise the FTC’s statutory rulemaking authority … to curtail the unfair use of non-compete clauses and other clauses or agreements that may unfairly limit worker mobility.”