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.
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.
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.
Yesterday, the President signed a third COVID-19 economic relief package into law, allocating a fresh $900 billion to aid programs spanning multiple sectors.
On August 12, 2020 the Supreme Court of New Jersey held up the constitutionality of the controversial "New Jersey COVID-19 Emergency Bond Act” ("COVID Bond Act"), which authorizes the State of New Jersey ("State") to borrow up to $9.9 billion to address the fiscal crisis that has resulted from the continuation of the COVID-19 pandemic.
On May 15, 2020, the Small Business Administration (“SBA”) released the loan forgiveness application for small businesses that received loans under the Paycheck Protection Program (“PPP”) as created by the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (“CARES”) Act.
On March 27, 2020, President Trump signed the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (“CARES”) Act into law, which implemented an array of programs aimed at providing economic support to impacted areas of the economy.
This week, Governor Murphy signed S2374 in law, which expands the New Jersey Family Leave Act (“NJFLA”) to allow employees to take up to 12 weeks of job-protected leave to care for a family member for reasons related to COVID-19 or other communicable diseases.
On March 16, 2020 Governor Murphy set forth in Executive Order 104 a number of measures instituted to combat the Coronavirus (COVID-19).