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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...

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...

Hyland Levin Shapiro Partner Megan Knowlton Balne Selected to receive NJBIZ Forty Under 40 Award

Hyland Levin Shapiro LLP is pleased to announce that partner, Megan Knowlton Balne, has been selected to receive the NJBIZ Forty Under 40 Award.  This Award recognizes New Jersey business leaders, under the age of 40, who share a commitment to business, growth, professional excellence and their community. According to...

Making Employers Sick – FFCRA Regulations Invalidated by Federal Court

On Tuesday, August 4, 2020, a New York federal judge issued a surprising and significant ruling that invalidated several key provisions of the Department of Labor (“DOL”) rules regulating the Families First Coronavirus Response Act (“FFCRA”), likely resulting in more workers being eligible to take paid leave. In addition to...

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...