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LGBTQ Employees Protected Under Title VII – US Supreme Court Issues Landmark Decision

In a groundbreaking decision with far-reaching consequences, the Supreme Court on June 15, 2020, held that federal workplace laws prohibit employers from firing employees based on their sexual orientation and transgender status. The highly anticipated decision resolves a trio of cases in which employees were terminated based on their sexual...

When Will the Rent be Paid? A Commercial Landlord’s Perspective

In a time already referred to as the “retail apocalypse”, the novel coronavirus has brought much of the retail industry to its knees. With stores and restaurants shuttered by government mandate, many tenants unilaterally ceased or reduced rent paid in April and, with May rent now due, commercial landlords face...

New Executive Order 136 Extends Various NJDEP Regulatory Time Periods

New Jersey Executive Order 136 (“EO 136”), issued by Governor Murphy on May 2, 2020, has extended various New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection (“NJDEP”) deadlines applicable to permit completeness and technical review, public comment periods, and certain regulatory registration and reporting requirements, for as long as the Public Health...

Michael G. Greenfield, Esquire Joins Hyland Levin Shapiro

Michael G. Greenfield has joined Hyland Levin Shapiro LLP, and will continue to concentrate his practice in the areas of employment counseling and litigation.  Mike advises businesses, large and small, by providing counseling on employment issues, defending employers in both state and federal litigation, and engaging in traditional labor law...

Key Income Tax Provisions in the CARES Act

While a great deal of attention has been given to the availability of business loans under the Payroll Protection Program, businesses can also take advantage of certain changes to the Internal Revenue Code (“IRC”) in the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act (“CARES Act”).  Here are beneficial provisions: Bonus...

NJ Non-Essential Construction Activity Shut Down and Retail Limitations

On April 8, 2020, Governor Murphy signed Executive Order No. 122 (“EO 122”), which among other things, (a) shuts down all “non-essential construction projects,” and (b) mandates adoption of policies for essential retail and manufacturing operations, warehousing businesses and construction projects including, but not limited to, policies that limit occupancy,...

What You Need to Know About the Paycheck Protection Program as of April 3, 2020

In connection with the CARES Act, signed into law on March 27, 2020, the United States Small Business Administration (SBA) is approved to fund up to $349 billion in loans (“PPP Loans”) to small businesses for the purpose of funding payroll, employee benefits, mortgage interest, utilities and rent.  As of...

COVID-19 3-31-2020 UPDATE – The CARES Act and Commercial Real Estate

Signed into law by President Trump last Friday, the CARES Act is designed to provide assistance to American workers, families, businesses, municipalities and health care systems through an over $2 trillion stimulus package. Given the enormous reach of the bill, its impact on commercial real estate, and in particular landlords...

COVID-19 3-27-2020 UPDATE

The Senate and House have passed the CARES Act which is a stimulus package for the nation and includes several important opportunities for small business to receive assistance. The law will be signed by the President shortly. In this legislation, there are several relief programs for businesses. In particular, the...

Pennsylvania and New Jersey – Foreclosure Moratorium

In the wake of the nation-wide trend of shuttering non-essential businesses, schools and public activities, state and federal legislatures are implementing legislation and policy initiatives that impact financial institutions, landlords and other creditors. Nationally, HUD, Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac have suspended foreclosures and evictions for sixty (60) days. Pennsylvania...

COVID-19 Employment Guidance

Federal Laws - Effective April 1, 2020: FMLA Expansion: The expanded Family and Medical Leave Act applies to the following: employees who need to care for their children whose school is closed or their childcare provider is closed. These employees are entitled to up to 12 weeks of leave. The...

COVID-19 Notice

In light of the current COVID-19 outbreak which has thrown all of us, our families and our businesses into unsettled times, we wanted to briefly share with you the steps Hyland Levin Shapiro LLP has taken to protect our employees and community and to reaffirm our commitment to ensure business...

Working Remotely – What This Means For Employers

Keep Track of Hours Worked. If your employees do not have the ability to keep track of their hours worked through an online app, you should think about implementing a policy for how employees are to keep track of hours worked when they are home. You can utilize an online...

New Jersey DEP Sets Registration Deadlines for Soil, Fill Recycling Businesses

On January 21, 2020, Governor Murphy signed S-1683/A-4267 (known as the “Dirty Dirt Bill”), which expands the New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection’s (“NJDEP”) oversight of businesses that engage in or provide “soil and fill recycling services.” Under the new law, any business that does not hold a valid, permanent...

Hyland Levin Shapiro Participates in Read Across America Day

Continuing a tradition begun several years ago, lawyers and staff participated in Read Across America Day, honoring the legacy of Dr. Seuss, by reading to students at The Bancroft School in Mt. Laurel. The Bancroft School is the leading regional provider of special education programs for children and youth with...