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November 15, 2021
Gov. Murphy Accelerates Emissions Reduction Target and Announces Funding for Green Initiatives

On November 10, 2021, Governor Murphy signed Executive Order 274, which sets a new near-term target for the reduction of New Jersey’s greenhouse gas emissions to 50% below 2006 levels by the year 2030. Previously, pursuant to the Global Warming Response Act, N.J.S.A. 26:2C-37, New Jersey sought a statewide reduction of greenhouse gas emissions to 80% below 2006 levels by the year 2050.

November 15, 2021
Gov. Murphy Announces Proposal for Parks and Restoration Funding

On October 20, 2021, Governor Murphy announced a proposal to inject the Department of Environmental Protection’s (DEP) Green Acres Program with over $100 million.

October 1, 2021
Mount Laurel -- The 50-Year Success Story on Affordable Housing

In 2020, Money Magazine ranked Mount Laurel Township one of the best places to live in America considering its schools, transportation, access, and mix of corporate businesses and residential homes. It is the place to be, and today, that includes individuals and families from all socio-economic levels.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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. 

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