NJ Liquor License Update

As New Jersey begins heading into Stage 2 of its reopening, beginning on June 15, 2020, restaurants and bars will be permitted to offer outdoor dining. See, https://www.nj.gov/infobank/eo/056murphy/pdf/EO-150.pdf. With this reopening, the New Jersey Division of Alcoholic Beverage Control will, with the completion of the appropriate permit, allow retail consumption privilege licensees to expand the […]

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Executive Order No. 128 Allows Security Deposits to be Applied to Rent Payments During the Public Health Crisis

In light of the ongoing concerns involving the COVID-19 public health crises, Governor Philip D. Murphy signed Executive Order (“EO”) No. 128 on April 24, 2020 extending the parameters of N.J.S.A. 46:8-19 which allows tenants to request landlords to apply their security deposits to rent payments.  This executive order also expands the protections afforded by […]

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NJ DEP Adopts Temporary Rule Modification to Extend Certain Time Limits for Environmental Remediation Work

On Friday, April 24, 2020, there was an emergency adoption by NJDEP Commissioner Catherine R. McCabe concerning a waiver of certain provisions of Administrative and Technical Site Remediation Rules. As more specifically detailed in her Rule Modification, it extends specific site remediation timeframes and relaxes certain person responsible for site remediation (PRCR) deadlines concerning: Mandatory […]

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SBA PPP Loans-Round 2

On April 24, the “Paycheck Protection Program and Health Care Enhancement Act” was signed into law.  Referred to as “CARES 2”, the Act provides a second round of federal stimulus funding that appropriates $320 billion to the Paycheck Protection Program (PPP), $50 billion for the Economic Injury Disaster Loan (EIDL) Program, and an additional $10 […]

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Remote Notarization is Permitted by Law During the State of Emergency

In the State’s continuing efforts to foster social distancing, Assembly Bill No. 3903 was signed into law on April 14, 2020. It is “…an Act concerning remote notarial acts, and other acts for executing and verifying certain documents, by notaries public and certain other authorized officials using communication technology for the duration of the public […]

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WJL Updates on COVID-19 Regulations

I.    TAX DEADLINES EXTENDED TO JULY 15, 2020 II.   TEMPORARY TOLLING OF LAND USE APPROVALS IS COMING III.  EXECUTIVE ORDER 122 TIGHTENS RESTRICTIONS ON CONSTRUCTION AND PROVIDES RULES OF BEHAVIOR FOR PERMITTED ESSENTIAL BUSINESSES ~~~~ TAX DEADLINES EXTENDED TO JULY 15, 2020   Attention all taxpayers! Effective April 9, 2020, the IRS released Treasury […]

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New Jersey Provides Guidelines on Virtual Public Meetings

In the wake of all the recent changes thrust upon us by the COVID-19 Pandemic, Land Use Boards and Practitioners across the State are considering whether and how to conduct public hearings in full compliance with the relevant laws while staying healthy. In the short term, most boards are postponing the foreseeable upcoming hearing dates.  As […]

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Covid-19 and Business Interruption

Covid-19 continues to impact everyone in every aspect of their personal and business lives.  Subsequent to prior health scares, such as SARS, insurance companies took steps to minimize the significance of business interruption insurance with the virus exclusion.  To combat the expected declinations of coverage by insurers, Legislation has now been proposed in New Jersey […]

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