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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 ...

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 ...

NJDEP Modifies Certain Site Remediation Rules Due to COVID-19

On April 24, 2020, the New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection (NJDEP) adopted a Temporary Rule Modification (the Modification) affecting its Administrative Requirements for the Remediation of Contaminated Sites (ARRCS) and its Technical Requirements for Site ...

Governor Murphy Permits Tenants to Apply Security Deposit to Pay Rent During COVID-19 Pandemic

In response to the current COVID-19 pandemic, on Friday, April 24, 2020, New Jersey Governor Phil Murphy issued Executive Order 128, which allows residential tenants to apply the full amount of the tenant’s security deposit (plus all accrued interest) to the payment of any rent or late fees ...

Interpreting Force Majeure Provisions in Construction Contracts in Light of COVID-19 Disruptions

It is no secret that COVID-19 has caused significant business disruption, leaving many contractors with labor and material shortages that ultimately lead to delays. In such a scenario, questions have been raised concerning the right to additional time and money when performance is ...

New Jersey Grants Protection to Health Care Providers Concerning COVID-19 Treatment

The COVID-19 pandemic has had a drastic impact on medical care providers and facilities as they try to contain the spread and treat the virus.  Among the difficulties presented was the limited number of trained personnel and staff available to treat the general public. In an effort to ...

New Jersey Mini-WARN Act Amendment Provides Relief to Employers

[This is an update to our previous alert regarding the expansion of the “New Jersey Mini-WARN Act,” (known as the “Millville Dallas Airmotive Plant Job Loss Notification Act”) (the Act), which was set to take effect on July 19, 2020.]

On April 15, 2020, Governor Murphy signed ...

Amendment of New Jersey's Family Leave Act Provides COVID-19 Impacted Families with Leave

On April 14, 2020, New Jersey’s Family Leave Act (FLA) was amended to allow covered employees (those who have worked for the employer for 12 months and at least worked 1000 hours during that time period) who are caring for family members during the COVID-19 outbreak to receive up to 12 weeks of ...

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