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Tag 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. 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…

  4. 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…

  5. 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…

  6. 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…

  7. COVID-19 Liability Waivers: Are they a good idea?

    By: Cristina N. Hyde, JD As individuals begin returning to work in New Jersey, business owners and health care practitioners are rightfully concerned about exposure to liability related to corona virus disease 2019.  Therefore, many are exploring the option of having associated individuals waive their right to sue for injuries related to a COVID-19 diagnosis…

  8. REMOTE WORKFORCE MANAGEMENT CONSIDERATIONS DURING PANDEMIC

    Now that you have been forced to expand, secure, and support a remote workforce… what happens next? By: Peter Jacobson, Director of Business Development, powersolution.com Although the deployment of remote workforces has been gradually growing over a period of several years, the current pandemic has mandated exponential growth of remote workers in a very short…

  9. H.R. 7010: New Amendments to Paycheck Protection Program Afford Employers Increased Flexibility Related to Loan Forgiveness

    By: Cristina N. Hyde, JD Last Friday, President Trump signed H.R. 7010 into law.  Otherwise known as the Paycheck Protection Program Flexibility Act of 2020 (the “Flexibility Act”), it is meant to amend provisions of the Small Business Act and the CARES Act so as to address concerns related to loan forgiveness under the Paycheck…

  10. COVID-19 Update:  Pandemic response exceptions to common privacy practices in business and health care 

    By: Cristina N. Hyde, JD  Over the past several weeks, New Jersey’s Governor Murphy and various federal government offices have issued more than 20 executive orders and federal memorandums in an effort to address the ongoing COVID-19 crises, decelerate the pandemic and mitigate its effect on all citizens.  Predominantly effective for the duration of the…