Christopher J. Kalbfell

Christopher J. Kalbfell


Litigation & Trial Practice • Employment Law & Labor Relations • Creditor’s Rights • Landlord/Tenant Law

Christopher J. Kalbfell
Jan. 14, 2022

U.S. Supreme Court Prohibits Enforcement of COVID-19 Vaccine Mandate

Yesterday, the U.S. Supreme Court threw a monkey wrench in President Biden’s six-pronged, comprehensive national strategy to combat the COVID-19 pandemic by ordering a stay of enforcement of the recently enacted COVID-19 vaccine-or-test mandate issued as an emergency temporary standard by the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA). The mandate covered virtually all employers with […]

Christopher J. Kalbfell
Sep. 10, 2021

Vaccine May Be Required By Private Sector Employers with 100+ Employees

As part of President Biden’s six-pronged, comprehensive national strategy to combat the COVID-19 pandemic, he has announced the first ever federal vaccine mandate to apply to private employers. In the coming weeks, the Department of Labor’s Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) is likely to issue an Emergency Temporary Standard that would require all private […]

Christopher J. Kalbfell
Jun. 30, 2021

Christmas in June for Commercial Landowners?

Commercial landowners in New Jersey can now watch winter storms from the warmth of their building and wait until it is over to clear snow and ice from their sidewalks. On June 10, 2021, the New Jersey Supreme Court adopted the “ongoing storm rule” for commercial property owners within the State. Under this “ongoing storm […]

Christopher J. Kalbfell
May. 3, 2021

Mandatory Notice Requirements for COBRA Continuation

The federal Consolidated Omnibus Budget Reconciliation Act (COBRA) gives workers and their families who lose their health benefits the right to choose to continue group health benefits provided by their group health plan for limited periods of time under certain circumstances, such as voluntary or involuntary job loss, reduction in the hours worked, transition between […]

Christopher J. Kalbfell
Apr. 13, 2021

CROWN Act Legislation Prohibiting Hair-Based Employment Discrimination Expands

New Mexico has just become the latest state to add to the growing momentum of “CROWN Act” legislation across the country, passing laws to prohibit employment discrimination based on a person’s hairstyle, natural hair texture and related characteristics. Title VII & Hair-Related Discrimination Since its passing, Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 […]

Christopher J. Kalbfell
Feb. 2, 2021

Biden Administration Retracts the DOL’s Proposed Tip Pooling Rule

In the early days of President Joe Biden’s presidency, his administration has not wasted any time reviewing and, sometimes, revoking employment-related regulatory rules issued in the final days of the Trump administration. For example, the United States Department of Labor (DOL), at President Biden’s direction, withdrew three previously issued opinion letters on now-frozen rules related […]

Christopher J. Kalbfell
Jan. 6, 2021

Dipping Your Toe in the Tip Pool: The Department of Labor Issues New FLSA Guidance

[Update: President Biden’s administration withdrew three opinion letters issued by the prior administration.] The Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) establishes minimum wage, overtime pay, recordkeeping, and youth employment standards affecting employees in both private and government sectors. On December 22, 2020, the United States Department of Labor (DOL) announced a Final Rule addressing amendments made […]