Jennifer Barna and Maxine Neuhauser, attorneys in the Employment, Labor & Workforce Management practice, in the firm’s Newark office, authored an article in the Employee Benefit Plan Review, titled “New Jersey Establishes COVID-19 Workplace Safety Guidelines for All Employers, with Reporting Mechanism and Significant Potential Penalties.”
Following is an excerpt (see below to download the full version in PDF format):
THE SAFETY REQUIREMENTS
EO 192 rescinds paragraph 2(c) of Executive Order 142, which limited workgroups to fewer than 10 people, but otherwise expressly “supplements” the requirements outlined in prior executive orders or administrative orders (or similar directives) that apply to employers that had resumed operations during the pandemic. EO 192 provides that where an already existing requirement is inconsistent with a safety requirement in EO 192, the previously issued requirement will continue to apply unless otherwise specified.