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Is It Time to Ask for Forgiveness for Your PPP Loan?  A New FAQ Provides Guidance About Timing and Calculations on PPP Loan Forgiveness

The Small Business Administration (SBA) has released new FAQ guidance regarding loan forgiveness for Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) loans. SBA’s interim rules and FAQs, along with forms, are available at ...

Legislative Efforts to Mandate Retroactive Business Interruption Coverage for COVID-19 Losses

First-party commercial insurance policies generally do not provide insurance coverage for COVID-19 related business interruption losses because there is no physical loss or damage and because the policy may contain a virus exclusion.

On June 22, 2020, the National Association of ...

Governor Signs Permit Extension Bill into Law

On July 1, 2020, New Jersey Governor Phil Murphy signed into law the “Permit Extension Act of 2020” (Assembly Bill No. 3919). The new law extends many governmental permits, approvals and deadlines to address delays caused by the COVID-19 crisis, as explained below. 

The statute ...

NJDEP Modifies Public Notice Language for Certain Permits Due to COVID-19

The New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection (NJDEP) has temporarily changed its standard public notice language for permits issued pursuant to the Coastal Zone Management Rules, the Freshwater Wetlands Protection Act Rules, and the Flood Hazard Area Control Act Rules. 

EEOC Issues Updated Guidance on Employer Antibody Testing

This week, the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) updated its guidance for employers on permitted employee COVID-19 antibody testing.  An employer may not require employees to undergo antibody testing as a condition to re-enter the workplace.  Such a requirement violates the ...

Key Points of the Paycheck Protection Program Flexibility Act

[This post supplements the Connell Foley blog post “Summary of Financial Assistance Available to Small Businesses Under the CARES Act” posted on 03.29.2020.]

The Paycheck Protection Program Flexibility Act (PPPFA), signed into law June 5, 2020, has extended deadlines and ...

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.

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