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  1. 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…

  2. HHS Reports on HIPAA Compliance and Areas That Need Improvement

    By: Cristina N. Hyde, JD On February 17, 2023, the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Office for Civil Rights (OCR) shared two Reports to Congress for 2021 on HIPAA Privacy, Security, and Breach Notification Rule Compliance  and Breaches of Unsecured Protected Health Information.  The purpose of supplying this information was to assist in…

  3. 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…

  4. Murphy Ends Delay to Revised Mass Layoff Legislation: Changes to New Jersey’s Mini-Warn Act Take Effect in April 2023

    By: Cristina N. Hyde, JD On January 10, 2023, Governor Murphy signed Assembly Bill No. 4768, ending the lengthy pandemic-induced delay of enforcing revisions to the New Jersey Millville-Dallas Airmotive Plant Job Loss Notification Act” (Mini-Warn Act).   Effective April 10, 2023, the revised mass layoff legislation (P.L. 2019 c. 423) will alter the severance requirements…

  5. New Jersey Amends Child Labor Laws: What all Employers Should Know About Changes to Teen Employment Requirements This Summer

    By: Cristina N. Hyde, JD On July 5, 2022, Governor Murphy signed Assembly Bill No. 4222 into law (P.L.2022, c.63).   Hoping to help struggling businesses with anticipated labor shortages this summer, the legislation amends New Jersey’s current child labor laws in two important ways.  It allows New Jersey teens to work longer hours and simplifies…

  6. Speak Out Act: Victims of Workplace Harassment and Abuse May Now Tell Their Tale

    By: Cristina N. Hyde, JD With the recent enactment of the Speak Out Act, (Pub.L. 117-224) all employers should be aware that the use of nondisclosure or nondisparagement agreements (NDAs) to silence the victims of workplace sexual harassment and sexual assault has been limited. Drafted to combat inappropriate conduct in the workplace, the Speak Out…

  7. New Breastfeeding Legislation: New York Gives Nursing Employees a Room of Their Own

    By: Cristina N. Hyde, JD On December 9, 2022, Governor Kathy Hochul signed new legislation expanding accommodations provided to private sector employees for expressing breastmilk in the workplace.  Supporting the rights of all New Yorkers to have a safe, hygienic, and convenient place to nurse, Senate Bill S4844B aligns the accommodations that private businesses must provide…

  8. Gina L. Campanella, Esq. Receives 2023 AVVO Clients’ Choice Award

    Campanella Law Office is proud to announce that Avvo has, once again, awarded our principal attorney, Gina L. Campanella, the prestigious Clients’ Choice Award for providing outstanding legal service.  This is the eighth year in a row that Ms. Campanella has received this honor. Founded to help people find good lawyers, Avvo provides consumers detailed information…

  9. 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…

  10. 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…