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NJ Department of Community Affairs Issues Land Use Public Meeting Guidance in Response to Executive Orders  

In light of social distancing measures relating to COVID-19, municipalities across New Jersey continue to struggle with hosting public Planning Board and Zoning Board of Adjustment meetings. These types of public meetings are governed by the New Jersey Open Public Meetings Act (NJOPMA ...

New York Department of Labor Issues Guidance on Guaranteed Leave for Employees Impacted by COVID-19

As noted in our prior employer alert, New York state employers must offer leave in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic. Importantly, the New York Department of Labor (NYDOL) has issued guidance in the form of a frequently asked questions page, which is accessible at the following ...

UPDATE: COVID-19 Pandemic to Impact New Jersey Foreclosures and Evictions
UPDATE:  In addition to the eviction and foreclosure moratorium executive order, major lending institutions have agreed to implement a 90-day grace period that will allow borrowers to reduce or delay their monthly mortgage payments.  This includes providing a streamlined process for ...
IRS Releases Guidance for Employers on Tax Credits Under the FFCRA

On March 31, 2020, the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) provided guidance as to how small and midsized employers may claim the tax credits under the Families First Coronavirus Response Act (FFCRA) as reimbursement for the cost of providing paid sick and family leave to their employees for leave ...

New Jersey DOL Provides Tools to Explain the Interplay Between the FFCRA and State Leave and Benefit Laws

On March 30, 2020, the New Jersey Department of Labor & Workforce Development (DOL) issued guidance regarding the interplay between the federal Families First Coronavirus Response Act (FFCRA) and several of New Jersey’s leave benefit statutes.

In addition to providing a general ...

On March 28, 2020, the U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) provided additional guidance as to the Families First Coronavirus Response Act (FFCRA). This can be found on the DOL website at https://www.dol.gov/agencies/whd/pandemic/ffcra-questions.

The latest round of guidance from the DOL ...

Summary of Financial Assistance Available to Small Businesses Under the CARES Act

The federal Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act (“CARES Act”), signed into law on Friday, March 27, 2020, is an emergency measure aimed in part at providing relief for small businesses. It includes $349 billion in Small Business Administration (“SBA”) loan ...

CARES Act Provides Unprecedented Unemployment Benefits: What Employers Need to Know
On March 27, 2020, the House passed and President Trump signed the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act, the largest stimulus bill in United States history. The comprehensive statute includes multiple provisions designed to expand unemployment benefits during the ...
Property Insurance Coverage Issues Presented by COVID-19

Connell Foley’s property insurance group is comprised of market leaders with well over 100 years of combined experience addressing complex coverage issues on behalf of the insurance industry. The group has significant experience with claims involving widespread catastrophic losses ...

Guidelines for Working Securely While Working Remotely

For a printable version of this alert, please click here.

Given the current COVID-19 pandemic and the various state and federal guidelines regarding stay-at-home directives, there are a record number of individuals currently working remotely. To reduce the threat of a security breach to ...

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