• Daniella Gordon Speaks at 2019 Atlantic Builders Convention

    19-Apr-2019 Daniella Gordon

    Daniella Gordon was honored to speak at the 2019 Atlantic Builders Convention in Atlantic City about defending against construction lien claims.  The annual Atlantic Builders Convention is attended by over 6,000 builders and trades from throughout the region and country.

  • Hyland Levin Shapiro Attorneys Closed Transactions Valued Over $1.2B

    19-Mar-2019

    For the second year in a row, Hyland Levin Shapiro LLP real estate lawyers closed transactions for our clients with a collective value in excess of $1.2 billion dollars.  Please click here to read more.

  • Harvey Shapiro Honored at Kellman Brown Academy Tribute Dinner

    14-Mar-2019 Harvey N. ShapiroMark D. Shapiro

    On March 14, 2019 Harvey Shapiro was the featured honoree at the Kellman Brown Academy Tribute Dinner for his role as President of the Saltzman Foundation and as a Jewish Community Leader.  He was introduced at the event by his partner and son, Mark Shapiro. Kellman Brown is a premier Jewish Day School in Southern New Jersey.

  • Dahan Presents at CAI's Managers Symposium

    5-Mar-2019 David R. Dahan

    David Dahan attended the Community Associations Institute’s Managers Symposium (Pennsylvania and Delaware Valley Chapter) on March 5th at the Blue Bell Country Club in Pennsylvania.  His presentation was on “Transition from Start to Finish: From Developer to Homeowner Control”.  It was a well-attended event by property managers for condominium and homeowner associations.

  • NJ Employees Are Now Able to Use Their Earned Sick Leave – Are You Ready?

    01-Mar-2019 Megan Knowlton Balne

    On October 29, 2018, the New Jersey Paid Sick Leave Act became effective. This Act requires all private sector employers to provide 40 hours of paid sick leave to their employees, regardless of classification. The law applies to all employers, regardless of size. However, under the statute, employees cannot begin using their earned sick leave until February 26, 2019. 

    Are you ready?

    Employers should review their handbook and paid time off policies to ensure they are consistent with the new law. Below are just a few items to think about:

    1. All employees – full-time, part-time, hourly and salaried – accrue earned sick leave under the Act. Does your policy cover accrual for all of your employees?
    2. An employer must use a uniform benefit year to calculate sick leave for all employees. Have you chosen and announced your benefit year to your employees?
    3. Employees can use sick time for an expansive array of reasons, including a child’s school event or to care for a “family member,” which is broadly defined under the Act. Have you reviewed your sick day policy to encompass these reasons? 

    These are simply a few of the items to consider when making sure your existing policy is compliant with the new law. If you have not reviewed your policy and handbook, it is not too late to become compliant. Do not be caught unaware. Penalties for violations of the Act are significant, including damages, liquidated damages, fines, and even imprisonment.

    If you have questions about whether your sick leave policy complies with the New Jersey Paid Sick Leave Act, please contact Megan Knowlton Balne at 856.355.2936 or balne@hylandlevin.com