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


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...