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Category Archives: COVID19

  1. COVID-19 Emergency Temporary Standard: OSHA acts to ensure continued protection of healthcare employees

    By: Cristina N. Hyde, JD On June 21, 2021, OSHA’s COVID-19 Emergency Temporary Standard (ETS)   was published in the Federal Register.  Fueled by concerns over divergent approaches to workplace safety taken by state and local governments, the healthcare industry specific regulations were issued in conjunction with updated guidance  for other industries. The ETS is…

  2. Preparing to Reopen Your Business? What You Should Know About Recent Changes to Masking and Social Distancing Mandates

    By: Cristina N. Hyde, JD Last month, Governor Murphy signed two new executive orders that relaxed several restrictions originally designed to limit person-to-person contact during the height of the COVID-19 pandemic.  Citing recent statistics showing significant progress in the battle against the coronavirus, Executive Order No. 242 and Executive Order No. 243 specifically address masking and…

  3. Assembly Bill No. 3548: New Jersey Prioritizes Adolescent Mental Health

    By: Cristina N. Hyde, JD On April 30, 2021, Gov. Phil Murphy signed A3548 (P.L. 2021, c.73) into law. It requires insurance coverage for expenses incurred in screening adolescents between the ages of 12 and 18 for major depressive disorder. This disorder can profoundly affect children during their formative adolescent years which are crucial to…

  4. #STOPTHESTIGMA: Reintroducing The Dr. Lorna Breen Health Care Provider Protection Act as Mental Health Awareness Month approaches

    By: Cristina N. Hyde, JD Last August, Campanella Law Office highlighted the Dr. Lorna Breen Health Care Provider Protection Act (S. 610 and HR 1667) and the Dr. Lorna Breen Heroes’ Foundation .  While the full content of that post can be found here, we are motivated to revisit this critical piece of legislation in anticipation of…

  5. New Jersey Employers should continue adherence to safety protocols despite the existence of fully vaccinated employees

    By: Cristina N. Hyde, JD As we celebrate the availability of the COVID-19 vaccine, to say that people are eager to resume “normal life” would be an understatement.  Yet, employers should not hastily cast away workplace restrictions despite an increasing population of fully vaccinated employees.  Instead,  according to the newest guidance issued by the Centers…

  6. EEOC Guidance Update: Employers can require employees to get the COVID-19 vaccine.

    By Cristina N. Hyde, J.D. Last month the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) released guidance stating that employers can require employees to get the COVID-19 vaccine.  Knowing that the vaccine’s arrival would raise questions related to the applicability of various Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO) laws, the EEOC guidance states very clearly that EEO laws “do…

  7. Assembly Bill No. 485: The “Home Based Jobs Creation Act” addresses outmoded local ordinances in support of home-based businesses.

    By: Cristina N. Hyde, J.D. On October 21, 2020, the Assembly Commerce and Economic Development Committee unanimously voted in favor of Assembly Bill No. 485, The “Home Based Jobs Creation Act.”  In recognition of the increase in the number of individuals working from home, and the expectation that home-based businesses will continue to multiply, the…

  8. Information Blocking and Health IT Certification Requirements: Compliance dates and timeframes extended in response to COVID-19

    By: Cristina N. Hyde, J.D. Many of our clients have been reaching out in recent weeks with questions regarding the Information Blocking and Health IT Certification requirement more commonly known as “Open Notes”. Originally scheduled to go into effect today, this requirement, as well as many other specific requirements of 21st century Cures Act Final…

  9. Senate Bill No. 2380: New workers’ compensation reform creates rebuttable presumption that COVID-19 infections were contracted on-the-job

    By: Cristina N. Hyde, JD Last week, Governor Murphy signed legislation which created a rebuttable presumption that coronavirus disease infections contracted by essential employees are work-related for the purpose of workers’ compensation benefits.  P.L. 2020, c.84.   As a result, essential employees are now entitled to full compensation unless their employer or insurance company can prove…

  10. Families First Corona Virus Response Act and Executive Order 107: What small business owners should know about employee accommodations

    By: Cristina N. Hyde, JD As school closings continue to force America’s workforce to navigate impossible choices between childcare and employment, New Jersey businesses should be aware of the following state and federal relief measures that currently remain in effect for all eligible employees. New Jersey Executive Order 107  Despite the execution of Executive Order…