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New Jersey Legalizes, Decriminalizes Recreational Cannabis

What's happened? On February 22, 2021, Governor Murphy signed recreational adult-use cannabis bills into law. The law establishes a five-member Cannabis Regulatory Commission (“CRC”) to regulate the industry.  The CRC must now adopt rules and regulations controlling licensing of new cannabis businesses, governing drug testing by employers and establishing funding...

Hyland Levin Shapiro Partner Megan Knowlton Balne Selected As A Woman to Watch By South Jersey Biz

Hyland Levin Shapiro LLP partner, Megan Knowlton Balne, has been selected as one of this year’s Women to Watch and is featured in this month’s issue of South Jersey Biz. South Jersey Biz has recognized 20 influential business leaders in the South Jersey area who “impress with their credentials and...

Get Plugged-In On Car Charging in NJ Community Associations – Legislature Goes Green!

What happened? In October 2020, Governor Murphy signed a law permitting the installation of electric vehicle charging stations in common interest communities. The law prohibits associations from unreasonably restricting the installation of an electric vehicle charging station in a designated parking space and declares any such restriction void and unenforceable....

Natalia P. Teekah, Esquire Joins Hyland Levin Shapiro

Natalia P. Teekah has joined Hyland Levin Shapiro LLP as an associate continuing her concentration on environmental and land use matters. Natalia has experience advising clients on regulatory compliance, transactional due diligence, contaminated site redevelopment, and solid and hazardous waste matters.  Natalia is also experienced with issues involving the Spill...

When is a COVID Case Work-Related? – OSHA Revised Reporting & Recording Rules

What happened? Towards the end of 2020, the U.S. Department of Labor’s Occupational Safety and Health Administration (“OSHA”) updated its Frequently Asked Questions ("FAQ") regarding employers’ reporting obligations during the COVID-19 pandemic.  The update re-defined a “work related incident,” which requires the employer to report the incident to OSHA, as...

More Questions Than Answers – Congress Ends Mandatory Paid FFCRA Leave

What happened? Late Monday night, Congress passed its new COVID-19 relief package. The $900 Billion stimulus will assist households and businesses across the country that continue to grapple with the health and economic impact of the Coronavirus. However, the paid emergency sick leave and paid emergency family medical leave instituted...

Sticking Point: Should Employers Require Their Employees to be Vaccinated?

The first doses of the Coronavirus vaccines have been shipped across the country and Employers will soon have to decide whether they will require their employees to be vaccinated.  Employers choosing to require vaccinations will also have to enact and enforce quality policies and procedures to prevent opposition and avoid...

Burlington County Tax Assessment Calendar Change

What’s happened? Earlier this year, the Board of Chosen Freeholders of Burlington County adopted the Alternative Real Property Assessment Calendar. Under this new schedule, Property Assessment Notification Postcards are to be mailed by November 15 of each year. These green and white postcards were previously mailed on or before February...

Restaurant Owners: How to Succeed During the Next Set of COVID-19 Restrictions

Governor Murphy has once again limited restaurant hours and bar service, while the city officials in Philadelphia have eliminated indoor dining and limited outdoor seating. Be proactive to function within these restrictions during the next wave of COVID-19 restrictions. What you need to know. The New Jersey set of mandates...

Change and COVID In The Air – Philadelphia Enacts New and Significant COVID Restrictions

What happened? On Monday, November 16, the City of Philadelphia announced new COVID restrictions in the face of surging new cases.  The new restrictions include: The prohibition of indoor dining; New limitations on outdoor dining restricting groups to a maximum of four members of the same household; Employees must work...

Hyland Levin Shapiro Partner Megan Knowlton Balne Appointed Chair of the Legal/Legislative Committee for the Human Resource Association of Southern New Jersey

Hyland Levin Shapiro LLP is proud to announce that partner Megan Knowlton Balne has been appointed the Chair of the Legal and Legislative Committee for the Human Resource Association of Southern New Jersey.  Balne concentrates her practice in employment, and provides business counseling and litigation defense for employers large and...

Employers Beware! New Jersey Expands Workers’ Compensation Coverage

What’s Happened? On September 14, 2020, Governor Murphy signed into law a bill establishing the presumption that certain workers that contracted COVID-19 became infected with the virus at work.  The bill is retroactive to March 9, 2020. Under the bill, the contracted illness is considered “work related” granting benefits eligibility to...

You Can’t Ask That! EEOC Updates Employer Health Screening Rules

What happened? The Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (“EEOC”) updated its COVID-19 guidance addressing several issues including employer-provided COVID-9 tests, what is required when addressing employee requests to work remotely, and addressing what disclosures of employee medical information are permitted and prohibited.  Perhaps the most critical aspect of the updated guidance...

HLS Attorneys Co-authored Article Published by the EANJ – Return to Work Resources Website

Hyland Levin Shapiro attorneys, Megan Knowlton Balne and Michael Greenfield co-authored an article titled “Can and Should Employers Require Their Employees to be Vaccinated?” which was published by the Employers Association of New Jersey on their Return to Work Resources website.  Megan and Michael are an integral part of our...

Partner, David R. Dahan Presented at CAI’s Shine On 2020 Conference & Expo

Hyland Levin Shapiro partner David R. Dahan was a presenter at CAI’s Shine On 2020 Conference & Expo, on September 9 and 10, 2020.  David’s focus was on Board Governance Issues: How to Protect the Board and Association from Liability.  Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the conference and expo were...

Angela L. Mastrangelo, Esquire Joins Hyland Levin Shapiro

Angela L. Mastrangelo has joined Hyland Levin Shapiro LLP, where she will continue her diverse practice representing clients in all aspects of restructuring, reorganization, and liquidation.  Angela has represented Chapter 11 debtors-in-possession, Chapter 11 and Chapter 7 trustees, creditors’ committees, disbursing agents, unsecured creditors, secured creditors, and plaintiffs and defendants...