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By Emily E. Strawbridge on June 28, 2021
First Amendment Rights of Students Addressed by the Supreme Court

The Supreme Court has issued a ruling in the matter of Mahanoy Area School Dist. v. B.L., finding in favor of the high school student disciplined for her use of offensive language in a social media post made off campus, outside of school hours and away from the school’s premises.

By William J. Kaufmann on June 22, 2021
Exception to the New Jersey Local Public Contracts Law (“LPCL”) – What Water Supply or Wastewater Treatment Facilities Need to Know

If you represent, or are affiliated with a “contracting unit” which owns or operates a water supply facility or a wastewater treatment facility, that is subject to the New Jersey Local Public Contracts Law (“LPCL”), you need to be familiar with N.J.S.A. 40A:11-5(1)(gg); i.e.,  the “gg” exception.

March 23, 2021
New Bill Introduced to Restrict the Use of Non-Competes or Post-Employment Restrictive Covenants

As discussed in a prior Parker McCay blog post, over the past few years, the New Jersey Senate has introduced bills attempting to erode the protections afforded to businesses by post-employment restrictive covenants.

By Mariana Diosa-Gomez on March 19, 2021
Business Update - American Rescue Plan Act

The ARPA provides $28.6 billion in grants designed to support the recovery of small and medium-sized food and beverages businesses.

By Scott Miccio on March 18, 2021
Action Required: Five Considerations for a Municipality Developing a Cannabis Strategy

On February 22, 2021, Governor Murphy signed three expansive pieces of legislation that create the framework for the sale and consumption of recreational cannabis in the State.  The new law creates a laundry list of action items that must be addressed by municipal governing bodies within specified time frames.

By Kathryn A. Rivera on February 26, 2021
Professional Liability Insurance Coverage in COVID-19 Litigation

At the close of nearly one year of battling this virus, both healthcare facilities and their workers are now facing a new impending threat: civil litigation. This potential for an influx in medical negligence cases has been raising state-wide concerns over the applicability of professional liability insurance to COVID-19-related claims.

By Susan S. Hodges on February 1, 2021
Can Employers Require Employees to be Vaccinated for COVID-19?

As business owners plan for employees to return to the office, many are wondering if they can require employees to be vaccinated for COVID-19.

By John S. Rigden on February 1, 2021
Immunity Statutes for Healthcare Providers and Facilities in New Jersey

While our community has been immunizing from COVID-19, we have been monitoring the COVID-19 immunity law.  Retroactive to March 9, 2020, the law immunizes health care professionals and facilities for medical treatment claims related to COVID-19. 

By Mariana Diosa-Gomez on January 18, 2021
Federal Paycheck Protection Program Portal Re-opens

As we have previously discussed in other blog posts, the Paycheck Protection Program (“PPP”) administered by the Federal government provides critical assistance and incentives for small businesses to keep their workforce employed as the COVID-19 pandemic continues to rage across the county.

By Emily E. Strawbridge on January 13, 2021
New Jersey Appellate Division Offers Clarity to OPRA Requests for Student Records

The New Jersey Appellate Division issued a decision on January 12, 2021, in the matter of Chris Doe v. Rutgers University, which offers some clarity to the obligation of school districts to respond to certain Open Public Records Act (“OPRA”) requests for student records.

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