Tag: COVID-19

Gov. Murphy Signs Bill Extending Deadline for COVID-19 Special Education Claims

Gov. Murphy Signs Bill Extending Deadline for COVID-19 Special Education Claims

Gov. Phil Murphy recently signed legislation extending the period of time a parent, guardian, or local educational agency has to request a due process hearing regarding the education of a child with disabilities during a COVID-19 school closure or during periods of virtual, remote, hybrid, or in-person instruction. The extension is

New Jersey Appellate Division Upholds Vaccination Mandates for Correctional Officers

New Jersey Appellate Division  Upholds Vaccination Mandates for Correctional Officers 

New Jersey’s state-level vaccine mandates continue to hold up against legal challenges. On February 11, 2022, the Appellate Division upheld Governor Phil Murphy’s vaccination mandate that applies to all State and County Correctional Police Officers. Four days later, the Supreme Court of New Jersey denied the New Jersey State Police

What Happens When New Jersey’s School Mask Mandate Ends on March 7?

What Happens When New Jersey’s School Mask Mandate Ends on March 7?

On February 7, 2022, Governor Phil Murphy announced that masks and facial coverings will no longer be mandated for students, staff, or visitors in schools and childcare centers effective March 7, 2022. Going forward, local school districts can decide whether to implement their own universal masking policies. COVID Metrics Prompt Lifting

The Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) recently updated its guidance regarding COVID-19 vaccination. The latest update addresses religious objections to employer COVID-19 vaccine requirements and how they interact with federal labor laws.

EEOC Issues Updated Vaccine Guidance for Employers

The EEOC recently updated its guidance regarding COVID-19 vaccination… The Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) recently updated its guidance regarding COVID-19 vaccination. The latest update addresses religious objections to employer COVID-19 vaccine requirements and how they interact with federal labor laws. “This update provides employers, employees, and applicants with important

Updated COVID-19 Guidance for NJ School Districts

Updated COVID-19 Guidance for NJ School Districts

Navigating COVID-19 continues to be a challenge for New Jersey school districts… Navigating COVID-19 continues to be a challenge for New Jersey school districts. When implementing policies for the 2021-2022 school year, it is important to recognize that guidance continues to evolve, and policies may need to be adjusted accordingly.

Understanding How You May Be Impacted by the Permit Extension Act of 2020

On July 1, 2020, Gov. Phil Murphy signed the “Permit Extension Act of 2020” into law. The new law (Assembly Bill No. 3919) extends certain permits, approvals, and deadlines for the duration of the public health emergency associated with the COVID-19 pandemic. The law took effect immediately and is retroactive to

DLGS Offers Guidance to Aid NJ Municipalities in Continuity of Operations

The Division of Local Government Services (DLGS) recently issued guidance aimed to help New Jersey municipalities maintain their operations amid the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic. According to the Division, the guidance “aims to provide some answers, and some structure, to help each of New Jersey’s local units successfully maintain continuity of government

Legislation Authorizing Electronic Public Notices Advances

Executive Order Allows Electronic Submission of Referendum Petitions

COVID-19 continues to change the way local government business is conducted in New Jersey. On April 29, Gov. Phil Murphy signed an executive order allowing county and municipal clerks to accept initiative and referendum petitions electronically. Executive Order 132 also authorizes signatures for these petitions to be collected electronically. The measure aims