New Jersey Offices - (201) 891-3726/ (732) 314-7405

New Jersey Offices
  • 356 Franklin Avenue
  • Second Floor
  • Wyckoff, NJ 07481
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  • (By Appointment Only)
  • Shore Crossings – 3600 Route 66
  • Suite 150
  • Neptune, NJ 07753
  • (201) 891-3726/ (732) 314-7405 tel

New York Office - (646) 759-2962

New York Office
  • (By Appointment Only)
  • 43 West 43rd Street
  • Suite 143
  • New York, NY 10036
  • (646) 759-2962 tel

Blog

  1. Perks versus pay: Department of Labor updates to regular rate requirements under the Fair Labor Standards Act take effect today.

    By: Cristina N. Hyde, J.D. As of today, employers shall be guided by updated regulations defining the type of compensation that one may include, or one must exclude, within regular rate of pay calculations. Recognizing that the existing guidance under the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA), 29 USC 201 et al., remained relatively stagnant for…

  2. Happy New Year! 5 resolutions every small business should make this year

    By: Cristina N. Hyde, JD With a new year ahead of us, Campanella Law Office LLC would like to share a collection of 5 action items every business should have on their calendar this year (and every year).  By spending a few hours now, you can potentially save yourself time and money later in the…

  3. A well-planned estate: Gift your family ‘security’ for the holidays

    By: Cristina N. Hyde, J.D. With the arrival of the holidays, it is natural for us to turn our thoughts to family, but many of us struggle to find our loved ones the perfect gift. Might we suggest the gift of a well-planned estate? Especially if you are a small-business owner, a well-thought out estate…

  4. UPDATE: Misclassification bill will not limit independent contractor status as significantly as first suggested; good news for small businesses, independent contractors and freelancers in NJ

    By: Cristina N. Hyde, J.D. Last month, our office acknowledged that some problematic amendments accompanied the efforts to codify New Jersey’s “ABC” test which businesses currently use to differentiate among employees and independent contractors.  You can read about the originally proposed changes to Senate Bill No. 4204 here.  While continuing to maintain focus on workers’…

  5. NJ Senate Bill No. 4204: Amendments to ABC Test Could Prove Problematic to Independent Contractor Status

    By: Cristina N. Hyde, J.D. In January 2015, the New Jersey Supreme Court held that the “ABC” test derived from the New Jersey Unemployment Compensation Act, N.J.S.A. 43:21-19(i)(6), should be adopted to differentiate among employees and independent contractors for the purposes of the New Jersey Wage Payment Law and the New Jersey Wage and Hour…

  6. Proposed Rule Open For Public Comment through December 31, 2019: One Step Forward In the Department of Health and Human Services’ Regulatory Sprint to Coordinated Care

    By:  Cristina N. Hyde, J.D. Last month, the Office of the Inspector General (OIG) published a “Notice of Proposed Rulemaking.”  The proposed rule, entitled “Revisions to the Safe Harbors Under the Anti-Kickback Statute and Civil Monetary Penalty Rules Regarding Beneficiary Inducements,” (84 FR 55694) is part of the Department of Health and Human Services’ “Regulatory…

  7. New Jersey POLST Updates

    By: Gina L. Campanella, Esq, FACHE In 1991, the National POLST Paradigm is formed in Oregon as a result of medical ethicists discovery that patients end-of-life wishes were not consistently honored.  POLST stands for Practitioner Orders for Life Sustaining Treatment.  The initiative quickly spread to other states and some of the first states to form…

  8. Campanella Law Office LLC Grand Re-Opening!

    I am very pleased to announce the re-opening of my firm, Campanella Law Office LLC, which officially opens its doors today, August 30, 2019! In addition to continuing to provide our clientele with comprehensive health care services, our expansion will now include comprehensive business law services, complete residential and commercial real estate services, and, as…

  9. NEW JERSEY GOVERNOR SIGNS MEDICAL AID IN DYING FOR THE TERMINALLY ILL ACT INTO LAW

    By: Gina L. Campanella, Esq., FACHE On Friday, April 12, 2019, New Jersey Governor Murphy signed the “Medical Aid in Dying for the Terminally Ill Act” into law.  This bill, which goes into effect as of August 1, 2019, makes it legal for physicians to write prescriptions for terminally ill patients for medications that can…

  10. ELIMINATING KICKBACKS IN RECOVERY ACT OF 2018 (“EKRA”)

    IMPORTANT REGULATORY UPDATES! Last month, the federal government passed the Eliminating Kickbacks in Recovery Act of 2018, which, in pertinent part, significantly revises and restricts the ways in which laboratories, clinical treatment facilities and recovery homes can compensate employees and contractors. Most significantly, employees of any such facilities, even if they previously fell into the…