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August 10, 2022

NJ Mandatory Automobile Liability Insurance Increase

On Friday 08/05/2022, Governor Phil Murphy signed into NJ law a bill that will increase auto insurance premiums for about 1 million New Jersey drivers. Current Bodily Injury NJ state minimums will be raised from $15,000 to $25,000 in 2023 and raised again to $35,000 in 2026. You will only be affected if you have the NJ state minimum Bodily Injury...

August 08, 2022

The New Order of the Remote and Hybrid Employment Environment

While many employers experimented with flexible schedules, remote work and better work life balance prior to COVID-19, the pandemic has changed the complexion of the modern workforce. Now, most...

August 04, 2022

NJ Cannabis Regulatory Commission Monthly Meeting Update for July 2022

During the July 28, 2022 meeting of the New Jersey Cannabis Regulatory Commission (“CRC”), a number of hot topics were discussed. No matter which issue we discuss first, it will seem like we are...

August 04, 2022

Devine Pens Cannabis and the Workplace Article for PBA Labor &...

James F. Devine, the Managing Partner of the firm’s Lancaster office and firmwide Chair of the Employment Law Practice Group, recently published an article entitled An Introduction to Medical...

July 29, 2022

Pennsylvania to Adopt New Rule Addressing Tips and Overtime...

On August 5, 2022, the Pennsylvania Department of Labor and Industry will implement a rule pertaining to the payment of tipped employees as well as the calculation of overtime for salaried, non...

June 24, 2022

WHAT DOES THE DOBBS V. JACKSON WOMEN’S HEALTH ORGANIZATION DECISION...

The Dobbs decision overturning Roe and Casey leaves much of the nation wondering what impact this decision may have on family law and specifically on family law matters related to same sex couples...

May 24, 2022

New Jersey Workers’ Compensation Legal Update: Proposed Domestic...

The Assembly Labor Committee, No. 822, 220th Legislature, is discussing proposed legislation which would establish certain rights for domestic workers. The proposed legislation would create the ...

March 28, 2022

Funeral and Cemetery Benefits for WV Workers’ Comp Claims Increased...

On March 14, 2022, West Virginia Insurance Commissioner Allen McVey issued Insurance Bulletin No. 22-05 titled “Funeral and Cemetery Expenses for Workers’ Compensation Claims.” The Bulletin is...

March 21, 2022

West Virginia OIC Increases State Mileage Reimbursement Rate

On February 15, 2022, the Offices of Insurance Commissioner issued a Notice regarding the mileage reimbursement rate. Pursuant to West Virginia Code § 23-4-8(d) and (e), workers’ compensation...

March 02, 2022

NY Updates CPLR to Include New Mandatory Insurance Disclosure...

Recently, there has been a significant legislative amendment to the Civil Practice and Procedure Law (CPLR) of New York regarding the disclosure of insurance information involving cases filed on...

January 27, 2022

UPDATED WORKERS’ COMPENSATION MEDICARE SET ASIDE (WCMSA) REFERENCE...

The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) has recently released an updated Workers’ Compensation Medicare Set Aside (WCMSA) Reference Guide (Version 3.5, January 10, 2022) that may have...

January 17, 2022

New Jersey Workers’ Compensation Legal Update – January 2022

Parking Lot Amendment On January 10, 2022, New Jersey Governor Murphy signed into law an amendment to NJSA34:15-36 as it pertains to the compensability of parking lot cases. The amendment states: ...

January 14, 2022

U.S. SUPREME COURT BLOCKS OSHA VACCINE MANDATE ETS BUT PERMITS CMS...

On January 13, 2022, the U.S. Supreme Court issued a stay against the OSHA Emergency Temporary Standard (ETS) for large, private employers. Then in a second opinion, it refused to stop the Interim...

January 05, 2022

New Jersey Workers' Compensation Case Law Update: ...

It is well-established that an injury sustained during a social or recreational activity is not compensable unless such activities (1) are a regular incident of employment and (2) produce a...

December 23, 2021

PA SUPREME COURT DECISION CHANGES LAW ON CLAIMANTS’ ENTITLEMENT TO...

The Pennsylvania Supreme Court has issued a ruling that could result in a significant increase in the frequency and amount of attorney fee awards to claimants’ attorneys. On December 22, 2021, the...

December 20, 2021

COVID-19: SIXTH CIRCUIT REINSTATES OSHA VACCINE MANDATE ETS

On December 17, 2021, the U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit reinstated the OSHA Emergency Temporary Standard (ETS) for large private employers. This ETS requires private...

December 09, 2021

FEDERAL COURTS BLOCK COVID-19 VACCINE MANDATE FOR FEDERAL...

On December 7, 2021, a federal court in Georgia issued a temporary nationwide injunction against the enforcement of the Biden Administration’s vaccine mandate for federal contractors. This follows...

November 18, 2021

CMS ISSUES VACCINE MANDATE FOR FEDERALLY-REGULATED HEALTH CARE...

On the same day that OSHA issued its recent Emergency Temporary Standard (“ETS”) requiring large (100 or more employees) private employers to mandate vaccination of their employees, The Centers...

November 15, 2021

FIFTH CIRCUIT CEMENTS STAY OF OSHA VACCINE MANDATE EMERGENCY...

On November 4, 2021, OSHA issued an Emergency Temporary Standard (“ETS”) that proposed to require private employers, with 100 or more employees, to mandate vaccination against COVID-19 or to...

November 12, 2021

PODCAST – Attorneys Salvatore Vilardi and Richard Bryan discuss...

In this episode of Cipriani & Werner, P.C.’s podcast series An Ounce of Prevention , Attorneys Salvatore Vilardi and Richard Bryan, partners in our Philadelphia, PA and Mt. Laurel, NJ office,...

November 08, 2021

REQUIRED COVID-19 VACCINATION POLICY UNDER OSHA EMERGENCY TEMPORARY...

On November 5, 2021, OSHA issued its Emergency Temporary Standard (ETS) and corresponding guidance for mandated COVID-19 vaccination at private sector employers with 100 or more employees. A key...

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