NJ just announced Executive Order No. 107 on Saturday, March 21, 2020, which becomes effective at 9:00 p.m. tonight. This Order contains new standards for businesses which supersede previous announcements.
Governor Phil Murphy and the New Jersey Economic Development Authority (NJEDA) will be launching a COVID-19 Jobs and Hiring Portal to help employers who have critical hiring needs amid the COVID-19 pandemic.
However, the first step is to gather details on employers’ immediate hiring needs.
NJEDA now has a live intake tool for employers with urgent COVID 19-related hiring needs to complete ASAP.
To read this full blog post by Duane Morris partner Brad Molotsky, please visit the Duane Morris Project Development/Infrastructure/P3 Blog.
A key issue that many insurance companies will face in the upcoming weeks and months is whether their policies provide coverage for policyholders’ business interruption losses from the COVID-19 crisis. This is not merely an academic question: the first coverage case on this issue was filed in Louisiana this week (Cajun Conti, LLC, et al. v. Certain Underwriters at Lloyd’s London, et al.) and legislatures are already considering legislation that may significantly impact the insurance industry (see New Jersey’s proposed legislation on insurance coverage for COVID-19 business interruption claims and letter from members of Congress to insurer trade groups encouraging the acceptance of business interruption coverage for COVID-19 losses).
To read the full text of this post, please visit the Duane Morris Insurance Law Blog.
The COVID-19 pandemic has presented us with questions and issues we’ve never considered before, or at least didn’t give much serious thought. With the invocation of emergency powers by Governor Philip D. Murphy on March 9, 2020, businesses and individuals alike may ask themselves why they need to cooperate and comply with them.