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NJ Publishes Formal Drinking Water and Ground Water Quality Standards for PFOA and PFOS

Under rules published this week in the New Jersey Register, the New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection (NJDEP) has formally established maximum contaminant levels (MCLs) of 14 ppt for perfluorooctoanic acid (PFOA) and 13 ppt for perfluorooctane sulfonic acid (PFOS). The rules ...

Liquor License Holders Can Apply for Temporary Expansion Under Special Ruling for Outdoor Dining

Per Governor Murphy’s Executive Order No. 150, restaurants will be permitted to open on June 15, 2020 for outdoor seating only. In furtherance of E.O. 150, the New Jersey Division of Alcoholic Beverage Control (State ABC) has issued guidance and enacted a streamlined approval process for ...

The Re-Opening Handbook: A Guide to COVID-19 Workplace Policies and Procedures
Available upon request: The Re-Opening Handbook: A Guide to COVID-19 Workplace Policies and Procedures

Connell Foley's Labor and Employment Group has prepared a detailed Handbook of the steps employers can take now to update policies and prepare their office and personnel as they re-open ...

COVID-19 Workplace Policies All Employers Should Consider Before Reopening

As businesses begin planning the reopening of their offices and operations, employers must be mindful that the COVID-19 pandemic will continue to have a serious impact both on their business and employees. The “return to work” will not necessarily be a return to normalcy, at least not for ...

Gov. Murphy Authorizes Alcohol Sale and Delivery by Certain License Holders

In order to mitigate the continued business disruption caused by the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, Gov. Murphy signed legislation (A3966) on Friday, May 15, 2020 that gives New Jersey’s liquor license holders additional options in connection with the sale of alcoholic beverages.

Business Interruption Claims for Loss of Use of Property Due to Government-Ordered Closures Related to COVID-19

Many cases, including class actions, have been filed by insureds seeking business interruption coverage for COVID-19 related losses under first-party property insurance policies.  In these cases, many insureds are claiming entitlement to business interruption coverage because of a ...

Intent and Requirements of Property Insurance Coverage for Losses from Orders of Civil Authority 

The following is an update on developments relating to complaints filed seeking coverage for COVID-19 related losses since our March 28th post "Property Insurance Coverage Issues Presented by COVID-19."

As predicted, numerous cases and requests for class action certification ...

Governor Murphy Extends Deadlines of Various Environmental Statutes; Permit Delays Expected

On May 2, 2020, Governor Murphy signed Executive Order No. 136 (EO 136), which extends the deadlines of certain State environmental statutes for the duration of the COVID-19 public health emergency, tolling current permitting approval timeframes such that it is expected to cause ...

Reminder: Use the New Form I-9 to Ensure Compliance

As an update to our prior alert, the United States Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) now requires the use of the new Employment Eligibility Verification Form (Form I-9). This form applies to all employers in the United States and must be completed for each new employee ...

Going Back to Work: EEOC Guidelines for an ADA-Compliant Reopening

This week, the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) issued guidance on appropriate employee protections that employers should follow when reopening their workplaces. Of note, there are key policies that employers covered by the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) should be ...

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