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A Return to Normal in NJ – Part 2

Only two days after announcing a limited end to mask and social distancing requirements that did not include workplaces closed to the public, Governor Murphy has clarified his prior order and indicated that vaccinated employees, at all workplaces, who provide proof of vaccination, are now exempt from mask and social distancing requirements.  As such, once vaccination records have been provided, businesses that are closed to the public can excuse vaccinated employees from mask and social distancing requirements.  Those businesses reviewing and filing vaccination records should take care to treat these documents like medical records.  That means filing them separately from other personnel records, typically in a locked file cabinet or password-protected electronic file.  Notably, the Governor’s order further clarifies that daily health checks must continue to be conducted at the workplace.  This rule goes into effect on Friday, June 4th.

Also effective June 4th, Gov. Murphy has rescinded the requirement that employers accommodate their workforce for telework.   In other words, all employers are free to require their employees to return to the physical workplace (office, factory, warehouse, etc).  That said, Gov. Murphy noted during his recent press conference that  this “doesn’t mean we don’t expect you to be flexible and to work with employees — particularly those who are juggling family obligations such as child care.”

© 2021 Giordano, Halleran & Ciesla, P.C. All Rights Reserved National Law Review, Volume XI, Number 147
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Ari G. Burd, Shareholder, Giordano Law Firm, Labor & Employment, Cannabis Law, Health Care
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Ari devotes his time to assisting and defending employers with regard to traditional employment issues. He frequently counsels employers for compliance with New Jersey laws and has extensive transactional and litigation experience.

Ari has litigated employment matters throughout the state, having made appearances in almost every Superior Court in New Jersey, as well as before both Federal District Courts in New Jersey and the Federal and State Courts in New York.  These actions have involved a diverse range of claims such as wrongful discharge, discrimination, harassment,...

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