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  1. Assembly Bill No. 2328: Pending Legislation Would Reduce the Age of Consent for Behavioral Health Care.

    By: Cristina N. Hyde, JD Every year, during the month of May, there is a national movement to raise awareness around mental health and fight the stigma associated with reaching out for mental health care.  Doing so, has never been as important as it is now, in the wake of the COVID-19, pandemic where experts…

  2. IDR Update: Revised CMS Guidance Ends Hold on Payment Determinations with Fair and Balanced Approach

    By: Cristina N. Hyde, JD On March 17, 2023, the federal government issued updated guidance regarding the independent dispute resolution process (IDR) under the No Surprises Act (the “Act”).  The purpose of the updated guidance is to align the Act’s implementing regulations more closely to the plain language of the law. The Act provides federal…

  3. Firm Achievements: Campanella Law Office Principal Gina Campanella Voted one of New Jersey’s Best Lawyers for Families

    By: Cristina N. Hyde, JD Campanella Law Office is proud to announce that Gina L. Campanella, founder and principal of the firm, has been voted one of New Jersey’s Best Lawyers for Families.  Although this is not the first time Ms. Campanella has been distinguished from her peers, Campanella Law Office is particularly honored to…

  4. Senate Bill 3343: Are Malpractice Damage and Attorney Fee Caps in New Jersey’s Future?

    By: Cristina N. Hyde, JD On December 1, 2022, Senator Nicholas J. Sacco (D), introduced legislation that, if signed into law, would establish a cap on awards of compensatory damages and would limit attorney contingency fees in medical malpractice lawsuits.  Still in the infancy of the legislative process, the New Jersey Medical Malpractice Fees and…

  5. What You Need to Know About “Doing Business” and Multi-State Registration

    By: Cristina N. Hyde, JD Campanella Law Office is dedicated to supporting our small business clients in many ways.  While there is always a new law or new piece of legislation to highlight, occasionally it is helpful to take a moment to refocus on business basics such as determining when a business should register to…

  6. Proposed FTC Rule Seeks to Promote Economic Liberty: Why Your Noncompete Clause May No Longer be Enforceable

    By: Cristina N. Hyde, JD Last Thursday, the Federal Trade Commission proposed a Non-Compete Clause Rule (the “proposed rule”) that would broadly ban the use of noncompete clauses in employment agreements.  The typical noncompete agreement prevents individuals from working for a competing employer, or starting a competing business, after their employment ends. They also often…

  7. Lifestyle Medicine: NYC and ACLM Resolve to Combat Epidemic of Chronic Disease

    By: Cristina N. Hyde, JD “Chronic diseases are not part of your DNA; they are part of your dinner.”  – New York City Mayor, Eric Adams Last month, the New York City Mayor held a press conference with the American College of Lifestyle Medicine (ACLM) where he announced a $44,000,000 initiative to offer foundational lifestyle…

  8. Restricting Restrictive Covenants: New Legislation Poised to Narrow the Scope of Permissible Restrictions in New Jersey Employment Contracts

    By: Cristina N. Hyde, JD Earlier this year, on May 2, 2022, several New Jersey assemblymen proposed new legislation restricting the scope of non-compete agreements, restrictive covenants, and no-poach agreements in employment contracts.  Recognizing that these restrictions often prohibit competition, impede the development of business, and drive skilled workers to other jurisdictions, Assembly Bill No….

  9. Bought a New Home? Don’t Forget to Update Your Estate Plan.

    By: Cristina N. Hyde, JD As a rule, all adults should have a written plan in place that clearly defines their wishes regarding the distribution of their property.  This plan, known as an estate plan, is meant to provide clear instructions regarding the distribution of wealth in the event an individual is involved in a…

  10. Consistency is Key: How LLC Operating Agreement Language Can Unintentionally Thwart Estate Planning Intentions

    By: Cristina N. Hyde, JD When drafting incorporating documents, small businesses are commonly encouraged to consider business succession issues upon the death of one of its members.  However, many often do not realize that consistency between an operating agreement and an estate plan is extremely important. In many cases, if a conflict arises between an…