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Required Notice: Covered Employers Must Provide Families First Coronavirus Response Act Notice

The U.S. Department of Labor has provided information to assist employers with Families First Coronavirus Response Act (FFCRA) compliance. Specifically, covered employers must provide notice to their employees pursuant to the FFCRA, which the Department of Labor published today, March ...

New York State Courts to Accept Fillings for Only "Essential Matters"

On Sunday, March 22, New York state courts issued Administrative Order 78. The Order was issued as part of the courts’ ongoing efforts to help curtail the spread of COVID-19, and restricts the acceptance of both paper and electronic filings in all cases to only certain “essential ...

COVID-19 Pandemic to Impact New Jersey Foreclosures and Evictions

In response to the current COVID-19 pandemic, on Thursday, March 19, 2020, The New Jersey State Legislature enacted bills (A-3859 and S-2276) that allow New Jersey Governor Phil Murphy to issue an Executive Order preventing law enforcement officers from taking action to evict or otherwise ...

NJ Governor Murphy Declares Medicinal Marijuana Dispensaries Essential Businesses

On March 21, 2020, Governor Murphy signed Executive Order 107, shutting down non-essential retail businesses in New Jersey in response to the growing COVID-19 threat. However, medicinal marijuana dispensaries received an exemption as an “essential business.”

As part of the Order ...

Governor Murphy’s “Stay at Home” Order: What Our Clients Need to Know

Governor Murphy today issued Executive Order No. 107, which he characterized as a “Stay at Home” executive order. The Order goes into effect at 9pm tonight. The clear intent of the Order is to have as many state residents as possible both work from home and stay at home to mitigate against the ...

NJ Enacts Laws to Assist Employees and Employers with COVID-19 Pandemic

Governor Murphy signed a package of bills into law on March 20, 2020, which aim to help alleviate COVID-19’s impact on the state’s businesses and employees. Importantly, two of the bills, A.B. 3845 and A.B. 3848, offer unique tools to help navigate the turbulent times created by the ...

New Jersey Confronting COVID-19: A Look Ahead

Bill Castner, the author of the following post, is the subject of the ROI-NJ article "Why businesses should expect more closures, stay-at-home orders — and to wait for federal grants."

New Jersey is moving at breakneck speed and advancing some of the most aggressive steps in the nation in an ...

New York State Guarantees Leave for Employees Impacted by COVID-19

New York state employers must offer leave in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic, which is effective immediately. Such leave applies to employees required or ordered to quarantine. In addition to leave, employees will also possess job protection from any COVID-19 related employment action.

NJ Liquor License Laws Modified in Light of COVID-19

A temporary relaxation of New Jersey’s liquor license laws may offer some of the state’s restaurants a bit of good news while they face restrictions imposed as a result of the novel coronavirus.  As part of the measures taken by Gov. Murphy to prepare for and respond to COVID-19, all ...

Proposed NJ Bill Aimed at Negating “Virus” Exclusion Pulled… for Now

The New Jersey Legislature is taking up a number of bills in response to the COVID-19 pandemic. On March 19, 2020, attorneys from Connell Foley LLP remotely attended the New Jersey Senate session that approved a number of Assembly bills aimed at addressing the health, business and economic ...

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