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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...

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...