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Sheppard Mullin Richter & Hampton LLP

New Laws Passed in New Jersey Designed to Identify and Penalize Employers Who Misclassify Employees as Independent Contractors

Since taking office, New Jersey Governor Phil Murphy has prioritized eliminating misclassification of employees as independent contractors. In furtherance of this goal, on July 8, 2021, Governor Murphy signed four bills into...more

Bressler, Amery & Ross, P.C.

Storm Triggers Regulatory Precautions in NJ

As a result of the recent Tropical Storm Ida which has impacted many New Jersey residents, Governor Murphy has issued Executive Order No. 259, declaring a state of emergency. Consistent with the Executive Order, the...more

Greenbaum, Rowe, Smith & Davis LLP

An Update On NJ’s Dirty Dirt Law: DEP Issues New Compliance Advisory With Updated Registration And Licensing Deadlines For...

On September 10, 2021, the New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) issued a Compliance Advisory announcing updated deadlines and filing requirements for “business concerns” that are engaged in soil and fill...more

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New Jersey Department of Community Affairs Publishes the Model Electric Vehicle Charging Station Ordinance

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The Electric Vehicle Charging Station Law (“the Act”), which Governor Murphy signed into law on July 9, 2021, required that the New Jersey Department of Community Affairs (“DCA”) publish a statewide model ordinance to provide...more

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Residential Evictions: What Tenants Need to Know (Spanish) - August 2021

DESALOJOS RESIDENCIALES: LO QUE LOS INQUILINOS NECESITAN SABER- A partir del 30 de agosto de 2021- IMPEDIMENTO DE ACCESO- ¿Pueden impedirme el acceso a mi hogar durante la emergencia sanitaria por COVID-19?...more

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New Jersey Cannabis Regulatory Commission’s Rules and Regulations for CREAMMA Are Here: What Employers Need to Know

As we previously reported, on February 22, 2021, Governor Phil Murphy signed into law the New Jersey Cannabis Regulatory, Enforcement Assistance, and Marketplace Modernization Act (CREAMMA), which, among other things,...more

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New Jersey Cannabis Regulatory Commission Adopts Initial Rules To Govern Personal Use Cannabis Industry: Landlords, Tenants &...

On August 19, 2021, the New Jersey Cannabis Regulatory Commission adopted its initial rules to implement the Cannabis Regulatory, Enforcement Assistance, and Marketplace Modernization Act passed by the legislature on December...more

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New Jersey Mandates Vaccines Or COVID-19 Testing For Covered Healthcare Settings

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Governor Murphy issued Executive Order 252, requiring employers in covered healthcare and other high risk congregate settings, including hospitals, correctional facilities and certain long-term care facilities, to establish a...more

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New Jersey Executive Order Mandates Regular Testing for Unvaccinated Individuals in Certain Health Care Entities and High-Risk...

On August 6, 2021, New Jersey Governor Phil Murphy issued Executive Order 252 as New Jersey and the nation continues to battle COVID-19 and the Delta variant. This most recent Executive Order takes effect on September 7, 2021...more

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Recent New Jersey laws aim to combat worker misclassification

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Building on efforts that began in early in his tenure, Governor Murphy of New Jersey recently signed four bills into law that expand the power of the state to identify and combat alleged worker misclassification....more

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No More Misclassification: New Jersey Draws the Line

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On July 8, 2021, New Jersey Governor Phil Murphy signed four bills aimed at cracking down on employers who misclassify independent contractors as employees. In a press release, the Governor’s office lauded this legislative...more

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Residential Evictions: What Homeowners Need To Know - August 2021

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REMOVALS- Can I be removed from my home as a result of a foreclosure proceeding during the COVID-19 emergency? No. On March 19, 2020, New Jersey Governor Philip Murphy issued Executive Order 106, which suspended...more

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New Jersey: Vaccines Or Testing For Workers In Healthcare And High-Risk Congregate Settings

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New Jersey is requiring employers in covered healthcare and high-risk congregate settings (“covered settings”) to establish a policy that: (1) mandates vaccinations or weekly testing for workers; (2) creates a system to track...more

Lowenstein Sandler LLP

Residential Evictions: What Tenants Need To Know - August 2021

LOCKOUTS- Can I be locked out of my home during the COVID-19 emergency? Maybe. As explained below, New Jersey is winding down the state eviction moratorium, while expanding the state’s rent relief programs. The state...more

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New Jersey Health Care Workers Must be Vaccinated or Undergo Regular COVID-19 Testing

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Effective September 7, 2021, staff in New Jersey’s public and private health care facilities and congregate settings deemed “high risk” must receive the COVID-19 vaccine or, alternatively, be subject to COVID-19 testing one...more

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New Jersey Tightens Up Already Stringent Independent Contractor Enforcement Hammers: Is There No End In Sight?

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I have often blogged about the very enforcement-oriented stance of the Murphy Administration and the New Jersey Department of Labor (“NJDOL”). Well, I have now even more evidence. On July 8, 2021, Governor Murphy signed three...more

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New Enforcement Powers Given To New Jersey DOL Exercised In Broad Fashion For First Time: The Coming Of The Storm?

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In July 2019, the New Jersey Legislature amended and expanded the State’s wage-hour laws to give the enforcing agency the power to stop an errant contractor, especially those doing prevailing wage work, from actually doing...more

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Effective Immediately – New Jersey Employers Face Even Higher Penalties For Misclassifying Employees As Independent Contractors

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On July 8, 2021, New Jersey Governor Phil Murphy signed three (3) bills into law aimed at further penalizing employers for misclassifying employees as independent contractors. New Jersey employers that engage in employee...more

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New AG on the Block: New Jersey Acting Attorney General Andrew Bruck

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On June 30, Governor Phil Murphy announced that Andrew Bruck would serve as New Jersey’s acting attorney general for the remainder of the governor’s four-year term. Bruck previously served as first assistant attorney general...more

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New Jersey Eases COVID-19 Restrictions for Private Indoor Workplaces

New Jersey Governor Phil Murphy signed legislation (A5820/S3866) and Executive Order (EO) No. 244 on June 4, 2021, ending the COVID-19 Public Health Emergency (but not the overall state of emergency) first declared on March...more

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New Jersey Attorney General: No More Weed Arrests

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In a move that comports with New Jersey’s recent legalization and decriminalization of marijuana, the state’s Attorney General directed law enforcement agencies to stop arrests for minor marijuana offenses and for prosecutors...more

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New Jersey Enacts Higher Penalties for Employee Misclassification

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On July 8, 2021, Governor Phil Murphy signed three bills into law that continue to raise the stakes for employers that misclassify employees as independent contractors. With these changes, businesses that operate in New...more

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Trenton Okays State And Local Government Use Of Project Labor Agreements On Public Works Projects

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For many years construction contractors that bid on public works projects have had to contend with complying with prevailing wage and benefit, apprenticeship program, certified payroll, and Labor Commissioner registration...more

Lowenstein Sandler LLP

Residential Evictions: What Tenants Need To Know - July 2021

Can I be locked out of my home during the COVID-19 emergency? No. Two different government orders prevent lockouts at this time. 1.The State Order- On March 19, 2020, New Jersey Governor Philip Murphy issued...more

Lowenstein Sandler LLP

Residential Evictions: What Homeowners Need to Know - July 2021

REMOVALS- Can I be removed from my home as a result of a foreclosure proceeding during the COVID-19 emergency? No. On March 19, 2020, New Jersey Governor Philip Murphy issued Executive Order 106, which suspended...more

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