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February 22, 2021

New Jersey Legalizes Adult Use Cannabis

Today, Gov. Phil Murphy signed three bills that legalize possession of up to six ounces of adult use Cannabis in the Garden State. As part of the passage, the New Jersey state Senate and Assembly held a last-minute vote this morning on a bill that would replace arrests and fines for underage pot smokers with verbal warnings and referrals to...

February 19, 2021

New Guidance for IME's in West Virginia

On February 3, 2021, West Virginia Insurance Commissioner, James Doddrill, issued Insurance Bulletin No. 21-03 titled “Physical Examinations of Workers Compensation Claimants”. The Bulletin...

February 10, 2021

OSHA Guidance for COVID-19 Vaccinated Employees

OSHA has now released updated guidance seeking to assist employers identify COVID-19 related risks and to operate a prevention program. While it is primarily consistent with previously-issued...

January 27, 2021

Termination Based on No-Fault Leave Policy

Can an employer terminate an employee who exceeds the maximum medical leave? Many employers seek to employ a Maximum Leave of Absence Policy to establish boundaries for employees on extended leave...

January 22, 2021

New Guidance for WV Workers’ Compensation Claims for COVID-19

On January 19, 2021, the West Virginia Insurance Commissioner, James Doddrill, issued Insurance Bulletin No. 21-01 titled “Workers’ Compensation Claims for COVID-19.” The Bulletin provides...

January 04, 2021

COVID-19: Expiration of the FFCRA/Extension of the Payroll Tax Credit

When the Families First Coronavirus Response Act (FFCRA) was signed into law on March 18, 2020, its requirement for employers to provide paid leave to employees affected by COVID-19 was set to...

December 29, 2020

New Jersey Supreme Court Highlights Pitfalls in Fee Agreement...

On December 21, 2020, the New Jersey Supreme Court issued an opinion that invalidated an arbitration clause in a written fee agreement between a law firm and its client. In doing so, the Supreme...

December 23, 2020

Staying Compliant with Title VII: LGBTQ as a Protected Class

In June of 2020, the Supreme Court held in its landmark case Bostock v. Clayton County, Georgia that “harassment and discrimination based on gender identity, gender expression, and sexual...

December 22, 2020

EEOC Issues New Guidance Regarding COVID-19 Vaccine Mandates in the...

Over the last several weeks, there has been no shortage of news coverage regarding the FDA’s emergency use authorization of one, and now two, COVID-19 vaccines. With medical personnel first to...

December 21, 2020

COVID-19: Updated Pennsylvania Mitigation Orders and Potential...

The rate of COVID-19 infection is currently at an all-time high, with over 200,000 new cases daily in the United States (with concerns that these numbers will only increase throughout the coming...

December 21, 2020

PODCAST: When Almost Heaven’s Country Roads Detour Into a Judicial...

In this episode of Cipriani & Werner, P.C.’s podcast series An Ounce of Prevention , Partners Bill Pentecost and Michael Markins discuss what it is like to litigate high exposure claims in...

December 18, 2020

COVID-19: FMCSA Extends Expanded Emergency Declaration through...

On December 1, 2020, The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) expanded and extended the modified Emergency Declaration No. 2020-002, which had been set to expire on December 31,...

December 04, 2020

COVID-19: CDC Releases New Guidelines for Quarantine

On December 1, 2020, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) released new federal guidelines for the recommended length of quarantine after possible exposure to COVID-19. Previously,...

December 02, 2020

PODCAST: Impact of COVID-19 on Gaming and Sports Wagering

In this episode of Cipriani & Werner, P.C.’s podcast series An Ounce of Prevention , the Managing Partner of C&W’s Metro NY/Northern New Jersey Office, Frank Leddy, is joined by Partner,...

December 01, 2020

COVID-19: Seasonal Employees and the FFCRA

Businesses may be responsible for providing FFCRA benefits, including Emergency Sick Paid Leave and/or Paid Family Medical leave to seasonal employees. An employer is not required to provide FFCRA...

December 01, 2020

THE IMPACT OF NJ’S LEGALIZATION OF CANNABIS ADULT USE ON THE RULES...

New Jersey’s upcoming legalization of adult use of cannabis paves the way for state lawmakers to begin the process of establishing rules related to regulating and testing cannabis, as well as...

November 30, 2020

COVID-19: PHILADELPHIA SAFER AT HOME RESTRICTIONS CLOSES GYM AND...

On November 20, 2020 at 5:00 p.m., all indoor dining, youth sports, theaters, bowling alleys, arcades, museums, libraries, casinos, and gyms, in the City of Philadelphia, were ordered to shut down...

November 25, 2020

COVID-19: PENNSYLVANIA GOVERNOR SEEKS TO GRANT LIMITED CIVIL...

Pennsylvania Governor, Tom Wolf, issued a series of new Orders, effective November 27, 2020 designed to prevent further spread of COVID-19. One of these, the order for “ Mitigation, Enforcement,...

November 24, 2020

Pennsylvania: New COVID-19 Orders Issued November 23, 2020 Mark...

On November 23, 2020 both Governor Wolf and the Pennsylvania Department of Health issued a myriad of new and intensified Orders for the establishment and enforcement of COVID-19 mitigation efforts...

November 20, 2020

PA Employers Must Have a Plan for Compliance: New Orders Related to...

On Tuesday, November 17, 2020 the Department of Health announced “New Orders” pertaining to travel and mask restrictions for residents and businesses in the Commonwealth. We immediately responded...

November 20, 2020

A Refresher for Employers for Addressing COVID-19

Employers continue to struggle with the COVID-19. The entirety of our economy strains to remain open and productive while also safe and healthy. In the last several weeks we have witnessed a rise...

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