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Posts from May 2020.
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 ...

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