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Legislative Affairs

    HRMA’s Legislative Affairs Committee monitors pending legislative, regulatory and legal action at the federal, state, and local level that may have an impact on the management of human resources. The committee also encourages active participation in shaping legislation impacting the HR profession.

    HRMA Members are informed of impending legislative changes at chapter dinner meetings and through programs on topics in this area.

    April 2021 Update

    As the COVID-19 vaccine deployment plan continues with states in various stages of completion, employers continue to struggle with their vaccination policies. Specifically, they ponder whether to make vaccination a mandatory condition to returning to the workplace for their employees.  Click here for information and guidance.

    December 2020 Update

    The CDC has revised its recommendations for quarantining after exposure to someone infected with COVID-19. Despite the CDC's revised recommendation, the New Jersey Department of Health is still recommending 14 days of quarantine after close contact with someone who has COVID-19 and to stay away from others who are at higher risk for COVID-19 complications.  Click here for more information.

    October 2020 Updates

    New Jersey Enacts New Mandatory Health and Safety Standards to Combat Spike in COVID-19 Infection Rates and Increased Hospitalizations.  Click here for more information.

    Update on Independent Contractor Classification under the FLSA and NJ Law. Click here for more information. 

    September 2020 Updates

    The CDC has issued new guidance for critical infrastructure workers who may have had exposure to a confirmed or suspected case of COVID-19. Click here for more information.

    The US Department of Labor issued new regulations, effective 9-16-2020 to clarify the Families First Coronavirus Response Act (FFCRA) and to address questions that have arisen by courts interpreting the Act.  Click here for more information.

    April 2020 Update

    Click here for legislative update on new amendments to New Jersey laws in response to COVID-19.

    September 2019 Update

    Click here for legislative update on new amendment to New Jersey Wage and Hour Laws.