COVID-19 LCR Advisory

We are here to help communities, businesses and individuals deal with the many aspects of the COVID-19 crisis.

The COVID-19 crisis has turned the world upside down, and is having and will continue to have a profound impact on communities, businesses and individuals – in ways that we can already see and in ways that we probably cannot yet imagine.

The multidisciplinary legal team at Laddey Clark & Ryan has mobilized to help our clients and others within the Northern New Jersey community to navigate through these very challenging times. Focusing on virtually all our key practice areas – Business Law, Employment and Labor Law, Government Services, Non-Profit Organizations, Real Property, and Wills, Trusts & Estates – we have organized to help address any related issues that arise. We are also taking a proactive approach by using social media, our website and e-mail to provide our clients, contacts and friends with periodic news and information that may have an impact on them.



Thomas N. Ryan, Practice Leader


August 18, 2020
Time for Review of Employment Handbooks and Policies
Many employers have now returned or will soon return employees to the workplace. It's time to take a look at your company handbook and employment practices and policies...
August 07, 2020
Paycheck Protection Program Loan Forgiveness FAQs
On August 4, 2020 the Small Business Administration provided further guidance to Payroll Protection Program ("PPP") borrowers in the form of a series of frequently asked questions ("FAQs") involving the PPP's loan forgiveness component..
July 27, 2020
New Jersey Jury Trials to Resume as Early as Mid-September
On July 22, 2020, the New Jersey Judiciary announced that Jury Trials will resume in the state as early as mid-September...
July 20, 2020
Governor Murphy Signs Executive Order 163, Making Face Coverings Mandatory in Outdoor Public Spaces
As the number of COVID-19 cases in United States continue to increase, Governor Murphy has advocated for additional safeguards to reduce the spread of COVID-19 in outdoor settings...
July 7, 2020
Laddey, Clark & Ryan Supports Sparta Ecumenical Food Pantry
Many people in New Jersey -- and in our communities, specifically -- have been hit very hard, economically, by the current crisis. A growing number of people are struggling to meet their families' basic needs...
June 17, 2020
Governor Murphy Signs Executive Order 152, Setting Forth Indoor and Outdoor Gathering Guidelines
The State of New Jersey is currently easing restriction amid Governor Murphy's efforts to push through the second phase of reopening...
June 10, 2020
Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) Update - Paycheck Protection Flexibility Act
On Friday, June 5, 2020, President Trump signed the Paycheck Protection Flexibility Act, H.R. 7010 into law...
June 3, 2020
Gov. Murphy Signs Legislation Extending the Filing Deadline for Property Tax Appeals to July 1, 2020
On May 28, 2020, Governor Phillip Murphy signed P.L. 2020, c. 35 into law. This law extends the filing deadline for property tax appeals at the county boards of taxation in counties operating under the "traditional" assessment calendar from April 1, 2020 (May 1, 2020 for municipalities undergoing a revaluation or reassessment) to July 1, 2020...
May 29, 2020
Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) Update
The Legislature has been trying to address numerous concerns that businesses have had with the Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) and their forgiveness eligibility...
May 26, 2020
As Businesses Begin to Reopen, OSHA Releases its Updated Interim Enforcement Response Plan for COVID-19
Today, the U.S. Department of Labor's Occupational Health & Safety Administration's ("OSHA") Updated Interim Enforcement Response Plan for COVID-19 (the "Plan") goes into effect...
May 18, 2020
Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) Update
Late last week the United States Small Business Administration ("SBA") released its Payroll Protection Program ("PPP") forgiveness application...
May 15, 2020
Raising Funds for the Sparta Ecumenical Food Pantry
Many people in New Jersey -- and in our communities, specifically -- have been hit very hard, economically, by the current crisis...
May 13, 2020
Gov. Murphy's First Steps to Opening NJ's Economy
Today Governor Murphy announced the first positive steps towards reopening New Jersey's economy...
May 12, 2020
COVID-19: Workers' Compensation Update
A bill was introduced by Senator Stephen M. Sweeney on May 4, 2020 that would create a presumption that COVID-19 infections contracted by essential employees (including but not limited to, health care workers and public safety workers) are work-related for the purpose of employment benefits provided for work-related injuries and illnesses...
May 8, 2020
Leo Speaking on Employment Issues
Ursula H. Leo is a presenter, speaking on employment issues, at a webinar...
April 30, 2020
Unemployment for the Self-Employed
On April 29, 2020, Governor Murphy announced that self-employed and gig workers and independent contractors will begin receiving notice about their unemployment benefit status and will begin receiving payments by the week of May 4, 2020...
April 29, 2020
Governor Murphy's Six-Principle Plan
On April 27, 2020, Governor Murphy announced that the State's "stay-at-home" executive order would remain in effect until further notice. However...
April 24, 2020
COVID-19 Alert: Additional Business Funding
If you were one of the many businesses left out in the cold by the first round of Federal business stimulus financing there is some good news...
April 22, 2020
I was just Injured, Are You Available to Meet?
Yes, of course. But...
April 22, 2020
Laddey, Clark & Ryan Recognizes and Salutes Healthcare Workers
Wanting to demonstrate its appreciation and admiration for local healthcare workers, first responders and frontline workers...
April 20, 2020
Courtrooms are Closed, Does This Mean My Case is on Hold?
Not at all. Thankfully New Jersey's court system has been working very hard over the past few weeks to transfer as much as it can to remote access.
April 17, 2020
Family Files Suit Against Store After COVID-19 Related Death
Walmart employee's family files suit against store after his COVID-19 related death. According to the lawsuit, Plaintiff Wando Evans first reported symptoms to his supervisors at Walmart at the beginning of the March...
April 17, 2020
COVID-19 Alert: New Jersey Family Leave Act Expanded
On April 14, 2020, the New Jersey Family Leave Act (NJFLA) was expanded to provide family leave job-protection "during epidemic-related emergencies." The new law takes effect retroactive to March 25, 2020...
April 16, 2020
New Law Allows Remote Notarization in NJ During COVID-19
On April 14, 2020, New Jersey Governor Murphy signed A-3903/S-2336 into law, allowing remote notarial acts during a Public Health Emergency and State of Emergency declared by the Governor, in Executive Order 103 of 2020. A.3903...
April 16, 2020
Laddey, Clark & Ryan's COVID-19 Advisory Team Expands to Serve Community's Needs
One month into the COVID-19 crisis, Laddey Clark & Ryan continues to ramp up its COVID-19 LCR Advisory practice to serve the expanding and continually evolving needs of the community...
April 16, 2020
Governor Murphy's Executive Order 106 Impacts Eviction and Foreclosure Processes
On March 19, 2020, New Jersey Governor Philip D. Murphy signed Executive Order 106 which directs sheriffs, court officers, and their agents to refrain from acting to remove individuals from residential properties through the eviction or foreclosure processes during the time in which this Order is in effect...
April 15, 2020
NJ Tax Filing Update
Fittingly on April 15, 2020 Governor Murphy signed into law a bill that extends the deadline for filing and paying 2019 New Jersey individual income, partnership and corporation business taxes...
April 15, 2020
Importance of Advance Planning Amid the COVID-19 Pandemic A Focus on "Living" Documents During Illness and Incapacity
As Estate Planning practitioners, we strongly encourage all individuals over the age of 18 to have, at the very least and even without a looming health threat, the following three estate planning documents: Will, Power of Attorney, and Advance Directive for Healthcare (commonly known as the Living Will)...
April 14, 2020
Employer Basics During COVID-19
Join Laddey Clark & Ryan Employment and Labor Law Attorneys Ursula H. Leo and Nicole C. Tracy for a free 45-minute program...
April 13, 2020
Non-Profit Advisory Alert - Analysis of the Paycheck Protection Program (PPP)
On Friday, March 27, 2020, President Trump signed the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act into law in response to the disturbing developments of Coronavirus (COVID-19) in the United States. Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act, H.R. 748, 116th Cong. (2020)...
April 13, 2020
COVID-19 Update: New Required Policies for Manufacturing Businesses, Warehousing Businesses, and Businesses engaged in Essential Construction Projects Effective April 10
On April 8, Governor Murphy signed Executive Order No. 122 (the "Order"). The Order provides that beginning on 8:00 p.m. on Friday, April 10, 2020, manufacturing businesses, warehousing businesses, and businesses engaged in essential construction projects must adopt additional policies to combat the effects of COVID-19...
April 9, 2020
Local Government Advisory
June 2nd Primary Election postponed until July 7th...
April 9, 2020
COVID-19 Update: Stop Order for All Non-Essential Construction Effective April 10
On April 8, Governor Murphy signed Executive Order No. 122 (the "Order"). The Order provides that beginning on 8:00 p.m. on Friday, April 10, 2020, the physical operations of all non-essential construction projects must cease...
April 8, 2020
LCR COVID-19 Advisory Group
On April 7th Governor Murphy signed Executive Order 118, which orders the closure of all State Parks and Forests, as well as County Parks beginning on April 7, 2020. Executive Order 118 is in response to concerns that park users are not following the social distancing requirements previously put into place...
April 3, 2020
COVID-19: Complications with SBA Paycheck Protection Program (PPP)
Today, April 3, 2020, was the first day that small businesses and sole proprietorships were authorized to apply for and receive loans under the Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) to cover payroll and other business-related costs incurred from February 15, 2020 through June 30, 2020...
April 2, 2020
Small Employer Exemption Approved for Expanded FMLA Leave and Emergency Paid Sick Leave under the Families First Coronavirus Response Act
On April 1, 2020, the Secretary of the United States Department of Labor ("DOL") promulgated temporary regulations (the "Regulations") to implement the public health emergency leave provided for under the Families First Coronavirus Response Act ("FFCRA")—namely, the Emergency and Medical Leave Expansion Act ("EFMLEA") and the Emergency Paid Sick Leave Act ("EPSLA")...
April 2, 2020
COVID-19: Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) Loan Application Information
On Friday, March 27, 2020, President Trump signed the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act into law in response to the disturbing developments of Coronavirus (COVID-19) in the United States...
March 31, 2020
New Jersey Expands Earned Sick Leave and Family Leave in Light of the COVID-19 Pandemic
On March 25, Governor Phil Murphy signed Bill S2304 into law, which expanded the New Jersey Earned Sick Leave Law ("ESLL"), the New Jersey Family Leave Act ("NJFLA"), and New Jersey's Temporary Disability Benefits Law ("NJTDBL") in order to provide more New Jersey workers with expanded access to paid leave benefits and unpaid family leave during this recent public health emergency...
March, 31, 2020
IMPORTANT: Employers Still Need to Comply With Posting Requirements
Employers still need to comply with labor posting requirements even while their employees are working remotely...
March 30, 2020
Paycheck Protection Program
One aspect of the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security ("CARES") Act, signed by President Trump on March 27, 2020, is the Paycheck Protection Program...
March 30, 2020
LCR COVID-19 Business Resource Update
This past week saw a flurry of activity on the Federal and State level to provide financial support for businesses...
March 27, 2020
COVID-19 Employment Law Update: Workplace Safety and Employee Rights
The recent characterization of COVID-19 as a pandemic by The Centers for Disease Control ("CDC") has put employers on high alert. During this unsettling time, it is critical that employers comply with State and Federal laws and regulations, protect employee rights, and safeguard employees from COVID-19-related harms...
March 26, 2020
COVID-19 Business Update
At Laddey, Clark & Ryan we are committed to providing the business community with important updates and information regarding COVID-19 programs, laws and regulations effecting businesses...
March 25, 2020
Choice of Electronic Forum for Open Public Meetings
The COVID-19 Bill Package amended the Open Public Meetings Act to allow public bodies to conduct meetings and receive public comments by means of electronic communication during a state of emergency, public health emergency or state of local disaster emergency...
March 25, 2020
Required Notice Pursuant to the Families First Coronavirus Response Act (FFCRA)
Today, the Wage and Hour Division of the United States Department of Labor ("DOL") issued the required federal notice pursuant to the Families First Coronavirus Response Act ("FFRCA") (WH1422 REV 03/20). Effective immediately, the notice must be posted by all covered employers in a conspicuous place in the workplace...
March 24, 2020
Handling Employee Leave During the COVID-19 Pandemic
How to handle employee leave during the COVID-19 pandemic is a challenge...
March 23, 2020
Resources for Businesses Dealing with the COVID-19 Crisis
The unprecedented events and challenges that are rapidly unfolding with COVID-19 are not only taking their toll on the health and well-being of individuals, they are creating never seen challenges to our business community...
March 23, 2020
COVID-19 Update: New Jersey Implements Stay-at-Home Order and Closure of All Non-Essential Retail Businesses
Effective Saturday, March 21 at 9:00 pm, as a result of Governor Murphy's Executive Order No. 107, all New Jersey residents are directed to stay at home until further notice. The goal of this Order is to mitigate the impact of COVID-19 on the population and preserve New Jersey's health care system for the State's most vulnerable residents...
March 22, 2020
Laddey Clark & Ryan LLP - Continuing to Serve You
In response to Governor Murphy's order to close non-essential businesses for the time being, Laddey Clark & Ryan's office will be closed, effective Monday, March 23. However, our attorneys and staff are committed and prepared to continue providing the excellent client service you have come to expect from us..
March 22, 2020
Governor Murphy's Executive Order 108
On March 21, 2020, Governor Murphy signed Executive Orders 107 and 108 in an attempt to slow the spread of COVID-19. Executive Order 107 essentially directs residents to remain home except when seeking essential services. This Executive order also defines essential services...
March 20, 2020
COVID-19 Practice Group
Laddey Clark & Ryan has created a new practice group...
March 19, 2020
COVID-19 Brings Sweeping, Nationwide Changes to Employee Sick Leave
On March 18, President Trump signed the Families First Coronavirus Response Act ("FFCRA") into law...

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