CSG RSS Feedhttp://csglaw.wiseadmin.biz/?t=39&format=xml&stylesheet=rss2&directive=0&records=20en-us18 Jan 2021 00:00:00 -0800firmwisehttp://blogs.law.harvard.edu/tech/rssIntellectual Property Considerations for Protecting Your Business and Your Brand: Trademarks, Advertising Practices, Dealing with Counterfeits and Morehttp://csglaw.wiseadmin.biz/?t=40&an=114342&format=xml&p=7016<p>To kick-start the new year, CSG&rsquo;s Women&rsquo;s Initiative and Intellectual Property Groups will be presenting, &ldquo;Intellectual Property Considerations for Protecting Your Business and Your Brand: Trademarks, Advertising Practices, Dealing with Counterfeits and More.&rdquo; Join us on January 21, from 12:00 &ndash; 1:00 PM EST, where <a href="https://www.csglaw.com/biographies/abigail-remore">Abigail J. Remore</a> and <a href="https://www.csglaw.com/biographies/neha-bhalani">Neha Bhalani</a> will discuss key intellectual property concerns for businesses of all sizes.</p> <p>Topics will include:</p> <ul> <li> <p>Domestic and international trademark and copyright issues</p> </li> <li> <p>Use of third party materials, including user content and contest submissions, in advertising</p> </li> <li> <p>Employment and independent contractor IP considerations</p> </li> <li> <p>Addressing counterfeits and online infringement</p> </li> <li> <p>Publicity and defamation concerns</p> </li> </ul> <p>To register for this program, please email <a href="mailto:events@csglaw.com">CSG Events</a>.</p>Event21 Jan 2021 00:00:00 -0800http://csglaw.wiseadmin.biz/?t=40&an=114342&format=xmlManaging a Remote Workforce - Focusing on Technology Issueshttp://csglaw.wiseadmin.biz/?t=40&an=114344&format=xml&p=7016<p>Calling all members of the New Jersey Society of CPAs and senior financial executives: Join CSG&rsquo;s <a href="https://www.csglaw.com/biographies/michelle-schaap">Michelle A. Schaap</a> on Thursday, January 14, from 8:00 &ndash; 9:30 AM EST as she discusses managing a remote workforce while focusing on technology issues alongside Sejal Lakhani-Bhatt of TechWerxe LLC and Howard Matalon of OlenderFeldman LLP.</p> <p>Topics to be covered:</p> <ul> <li> <p>What to consider for offering a permanent work from home option</p> </li> <li> <p>Staying connected to your workforce</p> </li> <li> <p>How to measure productivity when employees are working from home</p> </li> <li> <p>Performance reviews &mdash; more important than ever</p> </li> <li> <p>Maintaining your company culture during COVID</p> </li> <li> <p>Cybersecurity &mdash; does your information technology infrastructure provide adequate security?</p> </li> <li> <p>Should employers provide equipment for a work from home environment?</p> </li> </ul> <p>For more information and registration, please visit the <a href="https://njcpa.org/learn/explore/search/event-details?code=E2101368">event website</a>.</p>Event14 Jan 2021 00:00:00 -0800http://csglaw.wiseadmin.biz/?t=40&an=114344&format=xmlThe Evolving Family - How to Protect Your Children and Yourself as Family Dynamics Changehttp://csglaw.wiseadmin.biz/?t=40&an=114306&format=xml&p=7016<p>Join Family Law attorney, <a href="https://www.csglaw.com/biographies/deborah-e-nelson">Deborah E. Nelson</a>, on Wednesday, January 13, from 1:00 - 2:00 PM as she presents, &quot;The Evolving Family - How to Protect Your Children and Yourself as Family Dynamics Change.&quot; This live webinar hosted by PKF O'Connor Davies, LLP will cover:</p> <ul> <li> <p>Important legal considerations for a family during divorce</p> </li> <li> <p>Key financial implications of changes in family dynamics</p> </li> <li> <p>How pre- and post-nuptial agreements affect the family</p> </li> <li> <p>The help a forensic accountant can provide</p> </li> </ul> <p>For more information and registration, please visit the <a href="https://www.pkfod.com/events/live-webinar-the-evolving-family-how-to-protect-your-children-and-yourself-as-family-dynamics-change/">event website</a>.</p>Event13 Jan 2021 00:00:00 -0800http://csglaw.wiseadmin.biz/?t=40&an=114306&format=xmlCSG Announces 2021 Promotionshttp://csglaw.wiseadmin.biz/?t=40&an=114250&format=xml&p=7016<p>Chiesa Shahinian &amp; Giantomasi PC (&ldquo;CSG&rdquo;) is pleased to announce six attorney promotions, three to Member and three to Counsel, effective January 1, 2021.</p> <p>&ldquo;2020 was a year like no other at our firm, bringing with it many exciting milestones as well as unprecedented challenges,&rdquo; said Managing Member Daniel A. Schwartz. &ldquo;We owe our ability to thrive during these times to our devoted employees who have faced adversity with extraordinary determination, compassion and skill. As we continue to serve our valued clients and engage with our surrounding communities, the added contributions of our newly elevated team members only adds to my confidence in the future success of our firm.&quot;</p> <p>Promotions to Member are as follows:</p> <p><a href="/?t=3&amp;a=18855&amp;format=xml&amp;p=16431">Michael R. Caruso</a> focuses his practice on creditors&rsquo; rights in Chapter 11 bankruptcy, commercial mortgage foreclosure, equipment finance and leasing, and business insolvency. He guides clients on non-performing commercial loans and leases, secured transactions, distressed real estate, tax liens, and other assets both in and out of bankruptcy court. Michael represents financial institutions, court appointed receivers and trustees, equipment lessors, healthcare companies, and real estate investors. Michael earned his J.D. from Rutgers Law School and his B.A. from Rutgers University.</p> <p><a href="/?t=3&amp;a=18897&amp;format=xml&amp;p=16431">Scott C. Hollander</a> represents individual, government, and corporate clients in sensitive and high stakes matters. His practice focuses on white collar criminal defense, internal investigations, complex commercial litigation and e-discovery, routinely guiding clients through compliance, regulatory, litigation and corporate governance challenges. Scott earned his J.D. from Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law and his B.A. from the University of Michigan.</p> <p><a href="/?t=3&amp;a=19034&amp;format=xml&amp;p=16431">Patrick T. Mottola</a> advises industrial, commercial and developer clients on a variety of issues related to Brownfield redevelopment, site remediation, real estate and corporate transactions, regulatory compliance and permitting, and resolution of enforcement and litigated matters. In addition to his legal experience, Patrick previously held managerial roles with GE Capital, where served as Senior Manager of Environmental Risk in the financing of complex transactions, and a national environmental engineering and consulting firm, where he served as a geologist and project manager. Patrick earned his J.D. from Seton Hall University School of Law and his A.B. from Hamilton College.</p> <p>Promotions to Counsel are as follows:</p> <p><a href="/?t=3&amp;a=18857&amp;format=xml&amp;p=16431">Richard A. Cheng</a> represents clients in the preparation and prosecution of patent applications in a variety of technical fields, including artificial intelligence and machine learning, robotic process automation, computer systems, and telecommunications. He earned his J.D. from the University at Buffalo Law School and his B.S. in electrical engineering at Rochester Institute of Technology.</p> <p><a href="/?t=3&amp;a=18888&amp;format=xml&amp;p=16431">Brigitte M. Gladis</a> focuses her practice on litigation, professional liability, and white collar criminal defense and government investigations. She handles a variety of complex litigation matters across different industries, including professional liability matters, contract and partnership disputes, shareholder oppression claims, and government investigations. Brigitte earned her J.D. from Seton Hall University School of Law, her M.A. from University of Pennsylvania, and her B.A. from Rutgers University.</p> <p><a href="/?t=3&amp;a=19016&amp;format=xml&amp;p=16431">John A. Soltesz, III</a> represents clients in a wide range of environmental matters, including those related to cost-recovery actions in state and federal court, regulatory compliance, and complex transactional and development issues. In addition to his litigation and regulatory practice, John assists clients with complex transactional and development issues with a focus on the acquisition and redevelopment of environmentally impacted properties in both New Jersey and New York. He earned his J.D. from Seton Hall University School of Law and his B.S. in Materials Science and Engineering from Rutgers University.</p>News08 Jan 2021 00:00:00 -0800http://csglaw.wiseadmin.biz/?t=40&an=114250&format=xmlCOMMERCE Magazine: Liability Issues Associated with Automation, Robots and AIhttp://csglaw.wiseadmin.biz/?t=40&an=114255&format=xml&p=7016<p>With the growing implementation of artificial intelligence, automation and robots in the workplace, <em>COMMERCE Magazine</em> hosted a timely editorial roundtable asking legal and cybersecurity thought leaders to discuss the liability issues associated with the use of these technologies in a business environment.</p> <p>In her submission, <a href="/?t=3&amp;a=18949&amp;format=xml&amp;p=16431">Michelle Schaap</a>, founder of CSG's Privacy &amp; Data Security practice, shares examples highlighting the potential risks of their use and offers practical tips for business leaders:</p> <p>&quot;Automated and connected technologies can be great resources to enhance workplace efficiencies and improve outcomes. However, with these solutions come risks and legal liability for businesses that don&rsquo;t properly manage and secure these tools and the data they store. Consider the following real-world scenarios: You implement cloud-enabled wearable technologies for your construction workers. Their developer releases a patch resolving a software vulnerability allowing bad actors to capture, and potentially alter, the data collected &ndash; but, as a mid-sized business, you don&rsquo;t have an IT department dedicated to deploying these updates. Your wearables are hacked and sensitive employee health information is compromised. You now have a reportable data breach and morale problem with the impacted personnel.</p> <p>&quot;You install tracking technologies into company delivery vehicles to track delivery status &ndash; and advertise these real-time capabilities online. However, this technology also records rates of speed. Rushed with a late delivery, your driver gets into an accident after running a red light and your business is sued. If the vehicle&rsquo;s data is subpoenaed in litigation, there is now recorded evidence of reckless driving at the time of the accident.</p> <p>&quot;These are but two examples of potential liability and loss if technologies are not managed properly and personnel are not adequately trained. Be mindful of what you collect, how it is managed and secured, and do not retain data longer than needed.&quot;</p> <p>To read the full article, please visit <a href="https://view.joomag.com/commerce-2021-01/0997523001609266210/p38?short&amp;"><em>COMMERCE Magazine's</em> website.</a></p>Publication06 Jan 2021 00:00:00 -0800http://csglaw.wiseadmin.biz/?t=40&an=114255&format=xmlNew Jersey Law Journal: 'Much Adapting Required' - Litigators Brace for More of the Same, and a Few New Curveballshttp://csglaw.wiseadmin.biz/?t=40&an=114277&format=xml&p=7016<p><a href="/?t=3&amp;a=18922&amp;format=xml&amp;p=16431">Marie L. Mathews</a> was featured in a <em>New Jersey Law Journal </em>story, &quot;'Much Adapting Required': Litigators Brace for More of the Same, and a Few New Curveballs,&quot; offering litigators' predictions on the challenges, trends and issues likely to arise in New Jersey's civil litigation arena over the first half of 2021.</p> <p>In the article, Marie outlines why she foresees an uptick in third-party litigation funding on the horizon&nbsp;&mdash; citing a potential liquidity crunch for many litigants as a result of the market downturn and the litigation funding sector's ever-increasing transparency.</p> <p>To read the full article, please visit the <a href="https://www.law.com/njlawjournal/2021/01/06/much-adapting-required-litigators-brace-for-more-of-the-same-and-a-few-new-curveballs/"><em>New Jersey Law Journal's</em> website</a>.</p>Publication06 Jan 2021 00:00:00 -0800http://csglaw.wiseadmin.biz/?t=40&an=114277&format=xmlCOMMERCE Magazine: Energy Projects and Initiatives Will Impact New Jerseyhttp://csglaw.wiseadmin.biz/?t=40&an=114256&format=xml&p=7016<p><a href="/?t=3&amp;a=18960&amp;format=xml&amp;p=16431">Dennis M. Toft</a> was featured in a <em>COMMERCE Magazine</em> editorial roundtable covering innovative energy projects and initiatives coming to fruition across New Jersey. In the article, he offers a closer look at the positive impact of a client's project in Linden, which promises to be a bellwether for the future of energy production in the State.</p> <p>Dennis notes: &quot;New Jersey is facing the challenge of coming into compliance with a critical mandate to limit food waste and organic materials going to waste in landfills. The State&rsquo;s residents and businesses are seeking long-term sustainable solutions that will result in the meaningful reduction of greenhouse gas emissions.</p> <p>&quot;CSG is representing RNG Energy Solutions, LLC in obtaining permits and approvals for and otherwise in connection with the Linden Renewable Energy (&ldquo;LRE&rdquo;) large-scale anaerobic digester project to convert food waste to renewable natural gas as well as a solid product for use as a soil amendment. This $210 million investment in the City of Linden will produce renewable natural gas (&ldquo;RNG&rdquo;) in an amount equivalent to 24,000 gallons of gasoline per day from food waste. The RNG will be used to make renewable hydrogen. The LRE Project &ndash; notably, located on a Brownfield site &ndash; will deploy state-of-the-art technology processing approximately 1,100 &ndash; 1,200 tons per day of pre-processed food waste secured from the NY/NJ metro region, and will be one of the largest carbon reduction resources in the State of New Jersey. It is undoubtedly a harbinger for the future of energy supply in NJ &ndash; providing a reliable source of RNG while reducing carbon emissions and helping with mandated food waste recycling.&quot;</p> <p>To read the full roundtable, please visit <a href="https://joom.ag/8ArC/p28"><em>COMMERCE Magazine's</em> website</a>.</p>Publication05 Jan 2021 00:00:00 -0800http://csglaw.wiseadmin.biz/?t=40&an=114256&format=xmlCSG's Jason Holt Elected to NJILGA Board of Trusteeshttp://csglaw.wiseadmin.biz/?t=40&an=114242&format=xml&p=7016<p><a href="/?t=3&amp;a=19697&amp;format=xml&amp;p=16431">Jason Holt</a>, a Member with Chiesa Shahinian &amp; Giantomasi PC&rsquo;s (&ldquo;CSG&rdquo;) Real Estate, Development &amp; Land Use Group, has been elected to the Board of Trustees of the New Jersey Institute of Local Government Attorneys (&ldquo;NJILGA&rdquo;), an organization dedicated to promoting education and professionalism among local government attorneys and assisting members of the legal profession to better serve local governments in New Jersey.</p> <p>Since joining CSG, Jason &mdash; a seasoned attorney with more than two decades of experience in state and local government, municipal corporations, turnaround strategy, litigation and fiscal management &mdash; has drawn upon his background navigating the political and economic challenges that arise throughout the redevelopment process to assist municipalities and developers in drafting and negotiating redevelopment plans and agreements, as well as Payment in Lieu of Taxes (&ldquo;PILOT&rdquo;) agreements, tax appeals and tax exemptions.</p> <p>Prior to joining the firm, Jason was with Atlantic City&rsquo;s Department of Administration, where he originally served as City Solicitor charged with overseeing the municipality&rsquo;s legal affairs. In 2016, he was selected by the DCA as the city&rsquo;s Business Administrator to assist in the implementation of the Municipal Stabilization &amp; Recovery Act. In addition, Jason previously served as Corporation Counsel to the City of East Orange, where he oversaw the broad spectrum of the city&rsquo;s legal affairs, and held other high-profile municipal and judicial roles in Essex County.</p> <p>The NJILGA presently has a membership of approximately 300 attorneys engaged in the representation of various local government units throughout the State, including municipalities, counties, planning and zoning boards, utilities authorities, and other local government entities.</p> <p>To learn more about the NJILGA, please visit the <a href="https://www.njilga.org/">organization&rsquo;s website</a>.</p>News05 Jan 2021 00:00:00 -0800http://csglaw.wiseadmin.biz/?t=40&an=114242&format=xmlROI-NJ: 2021 Real Estate Predictions from Service Providershttp://csglaw.wiseadmin.biz/?t=40&an=114254&format=xml&p=7016<p><a href="/?t=3&amp;a=18961&amp;format=xml&amp;p=16431">Thomas J. Trautner</a> was featured in an <em>ROI-NJ</em> article asking commercial real estate influencers across the state to share their predictions for the sector over the coming year. In response, he draws from his practice&nbsp;helping clients navigate the uncertainty of the affordable housing landscape and his role as Co-Chair of the Urban Land Institute Northern New Jersey, stating:</p> <p>&quot;I think 2021 will see inclusionary development projects throughout New Jersey continue to secure entitlement approvals and commence construction to bring much needed affordable housing online. However, we will also see increased scrutiny of proposed projects that formed the basis for court-approved municipal affordable housing plans, but which may no longer be viable. This increased scrutiny will result in both opportunities and challenges for developers, municipalities, housing advocates and (in some instances) the courts &mdash; all of whom struggle to balance the need for affordable housing, the goal of sound planning and the familiar politics surrounding the Mount Laurel Doctrine.&quot;</p> <p>To read the full article, please visit <a href="https://www.roi-nj.com/2021/01/04/real_estate/real-estate-predictions-2021-service-providers/"><em>ROI-NJ's</em> website</a>.</p>Publication04 Jan 2021 00:00:00 -0800http://csglaw.wiseadmin.biz/?t=40&an=114254&format=xmlCSG COVID-19 Resource Centerhttp://csglaw.wiseadmin.biz/?t=40&an=105775&format=xml&p=7016<p><img alt="" src="http://live.csglaw.com/RA534S261/assets/images//COVID-19 Alert.jpg" width="600" vspace="0" hspace="0" height="166" border="0" align="absmiddle" /><br /> <br /> <em>Last updated January 4, 2021</em></p> <p><strong>Welcome to the CSG COVID-19 Resource Center.&nbsp;</strong>Chiesa Shahinian &amp; Giantomasi PC (&ldquo;CSG&rdquo;) has established a multidisciplinary COVID-19 Crisis Management Task Force and this COVID-19 Resource Center to help clients and the business community address the numerous legal, regulatory and commercial implications they are facing now and may experience in the weeks and months ahead.</p> <p>When a crisis occurs, it is imperative to have sound advice to establish best practices and understand how to navigate the new and varied business and legal issues which may arise.</p> <p>The challenges arising from the COVID-19 outbreak are far-reaching: affecting workplace safety and health, employee relations, commercial contracts, supply chains, and business travel &ndash; among a myriad additional critical issues.</p> <p>The CSG COVID-19 Crisis Management Task Force is closely monitoring the evolving and serious series of events arising out of the outbreak and the various federal, state and local responses and stands ready to provide guidance to supplement your ongoing business continuity efforts and address your liability posture.<br /> <br /> Please visit this page regularly for helpful, real-time insight.</p> <p><strong>Back to Business: Navigating the Liability Roadmap<br /> </strong></p> <p><a href="https://www.csglaw.com/csg-covid19-resource-center/initial-considerations-for-managing-third-party-liability-in-a-postcovid-world">Initial Considerations for Managing Third Party Liability in a Post-COVID World</a><strong><br /> <br /> </strong></p> <p><strong>Banking &amp; Finance</strong></p> <p><a href="https://www.csglaw.com/csg-covid19-resource-center/closingaparttogether-best-practices-and-procedures-for-remotely-closing-loan-transactions">Closing-Apart-Together: Best practices and procedures for remotely closing loan transactions</a><br /> &nbsp;</p> <p><strong>COVID-19 Government Relief Programs<br /> <br /> </strong><a href="https://www.csglaw.com/csg-covid19-resource-center/the-new-jersey-economic-recovery-act-of-2020-explained"><em><strong>NEW:</strong></em>&nbsp;The New Jersey Economic Recovery Act of 2020 Explained</a><a href="https://www.csglaw.com/csg-covid19-resource-center/sba-releases-procedural-notice-for-ppp-loans-and-changes-of-ownership-"><br /> <br /> SBA Releases Procedural Notice for PPP Loans and Changes of Ownership</a><a href="https://www.csglaw.com/csg-covid19-resource-center/small-business-administration-releases-new-and-improved-paycheck-protection-program-loan-forgiveness-applications"><br /> <br /> Small Business Administration Releases New and Improved Paycheck Protection Program Loan Forgiveness Applications</a><strong><br /> <br /> </strong><a href="https://www.csglaw.com/csg-covid19-resource-center/small-business-administration-releases-additional-paycheck-protection-program-guidance">Small Business Administration Releases Additional Paycheck Protection Program Guidance</a><strong><br /> </strong><br /> <a href="https://www.csglaw.com/csg-covid19-resource-center/paycheck-protection-program-flexibility-act-of-2020-heads-to-presidents-desk">Paycheck Protection Program Flexibility Act of 2020 Heads to President's Desk</a><a href="https://www.csglaw.com/csg-covid19-resource-center/applications-will-open-on-june-9-for-phase-2-of-the-njedas-emergency-grant-program"><strong><br /> <br /> </strong>Applications Will Open on June 9 for Phase 2 of the NJEDA's Emergency Grant Program</a><a href="https://www.csglaw.com/csg-covid19-resource-center/njeda-announces-50-million-expansion-of-emergency-grant-program-for-small-businesses-and-nonprofits-more-funding-larger-grants-expanded-eligibility"><br /> <br /> NJEDA Announces $50 Million Expansion of Emergency Grant Program for Small Businesses and Non-Profits: More Funding, Larger Grants, Expanded Eligibility</a><a href="https://www.csglaw.com/csg-covid19-resource-center/small-business-administration-releases-critical-guidance-on-paycheck-protection-program-loan-forgiveness-and-application-review-"><strong><br /> <br /> </strong>Small Business Administration Releases Critical Guidance on Paycheck Protection Program Loan Forgiveness and Application Review</a><a href="https://www.csglaw.com/csg-covid19-resource-center/sba-finally-releases-loan-forgiveness-applicationfor-paycheck-protection-program"><br /> <br /> SBA Finally Releases Loan Forgiveness Application for Paycheck Protection Program</a><a href="https://www.csglaw.com/csg-covid19-resource-center/small-business-administration-extends-safe-harbor-deadline-to-return-paycheck-protection-program-funds-to-may-14th"><br /> <br /> Small Business Administration Extends &quot;Safe Harbor&quot; Deadline to Return Paycheck Protection Program Funds to May 14th</a><a href="https://www.csglaw.com/csg-covid19-resource-center/president-trump-signs-paycheck-protection-program-and-health-care-enhancement-act"><br /> <br /> President Trump Signs Paycheck Protection Program and Health Care Enhancement Act</a><a href="https://www.csglaw.com/csg-covid19-resource-center/the-sba-issues-guidance-on-ppp-loans-for-selfemployed-individuals"><br /> <br /> The SBA Issues Guidance on PPP Loans for Self-Employed Individuals</a><br /> <br /> <a href="https://www.csglaw.com/csg-covid19-resource-center/sba-issues-clarification-of-payroll-costs-applicability-of-affiliation-rules-and-answers-other-questions">SBA Issues Clarification of &quot;Payroll Costs,&quot; Applicability of Affiliation Rules and Answers Other Questions<br /> </a><br /> <a href="https://www.csglaw.com/csg-covid19-resource-center/paycheck-protection-program-to-begin-april-3rd">Paycheck Protection Program to Begin April 3rd</a><br /> <br /> <a href="https://www.csglaw.com/csg-covid19-resource-center/employerprovided-taxfree-disaster-relief-payments">Employer-Provided Tax-Free Disaster Relief Payments</a><br /> <br /> <a href="https://www.csglaw.com/csg-covid19-resource-center/new-economic-assistance-programs-for-new-jersey-businesses-and-nonprofits-impacted-by-covid19">New Economic Assistance Programs for New Jersey Businesses and Non-Profits Impacted by COVID-19</a><br /> <br /> <a href="https://www.csglaw.com/csg-covid19-resource-center/new-york-city-implements-covid19-relief-measures-for-small-businesses">New York City Implements COVID-19 Relief Measures for Small Businesses</a><a href="https://www.csglaw.com/csg-covid19-resource-center/expansion-of-access-to-small-business-administration-loans-and-forgiveness-of-loans-is-the-cares-act-too-good-to-be-true"><br /> <br /> Expansion of Access to Small Business Administration Loans and Forgiveness of Loans: Is The CARES Act Too Good to be True?</a><br /> <br /> <a href="https://www.csglaw.com/sba-economic-injury-disaster-loans-for-small-businesses">SBA Economic Injury Disaster Loans for Small Businesses<br /> <br /> </a></p> <p><strong>Corporate &amp; Securities</strong></p> <p><a href="https://www.csglaw.com/csg-covid19-resource-center/governor-murphy-announces-plan-to-reopen-new-jersey">Governor Murphy Announces Plan to Reopen New Jersey</a><a href="https://www.csglaw.com/csg-covid19-resource-center/securities-fraud-in-the-age-of-covid19-now-is-not-the-time-to-relax-compliance-programs-or-internal-controls"><br /> <br /> Securities Fraud in the Age of COVID-19: Now Is Not the Time to Relax Compliance Programs or Internal Controls</a><a href="https://www.csglaw.com/new-jersey-businesses-required-to-report-ppe-inventory-under-executive-order-no-109"><strong><br /> <br /> </strong>New Jersey Businesses Required to Report PPE Inventory Under Executive Order No. 109</a><strong><br /> <br /> </strong><a href="http://www.csglaw.com/csg-covid19-resource-center/challenges-raised-by-essential-business-designation">Challenges Raised by &quot;Essential Business&quot; Designation</a><br /> <br /> <a href="https://www.csglaw.com/sec-staff-provides-guidance-for-upcoming-shareholders-meetings">SEC Staff Provides Guidance for Upcoming Shareholders' Meetings<br /> </a><br /> <a href="https://www.csglaw.com/premerger-notification-office-allows-temporary-efiling-in-response-to-covid19-pandemic">Premerger Notification Office Allows Temporary e-Filing in Response to COVID-19 Pandemic</a>

<br /> <br /> <a href="https://www.csglaw.com/covid19-and-its-effect-on-contract-performance">COVID-19 and its effect on contract performance<br /> </a><br /> <a href="https://www.csglaw.com/sec-announces-filing-extensions-amid-covid19-concerns-">SEC Announces Filing Extensions Amid COVID-19 Concerns</a><br /> &nbsp;</p> <p><strong>Environmental</strong></p> <p><a href="https://www.csgenvirolaw.com/2020/07/epa-sets-termination-date-for-temporary-policy-suspending-certain-monitoring-and-reporting-requirements-due-to-covid-19/">EPA Sets Termination Date for Temporary Policy Suspending Certain Monitoring and Reporting Requirements Due to COVID-19</a><a href="https://www.csglaw.com/csg-covid19-resource-center/nj-governors-executive-order-136-tolls-timeframes-for-dep-review-extends-filing-deadlines"><br /> <br /> NJ Governor's Executive Order 136 Tolls Timeframes for DEP Review &amp; Extends Filing Deadlines</a><a href="http://www.csglaw.com/environmental-concerns-related-to-covid19"><br /> <br /> Environmental Concerns Related to COVID-19</a><br /> <br /> <a href="https://www.csglaw.com/new-jersey-board-of-public-utilities-issues-an-emergency-order-in-response-to-covid19">New Jersey Board of Public Utilities Issues an Emergency Order in Response to COVID-19<br /> <br /> </a></p> <p><strong>Family Law </strong></p> <p><a href="https://www.csglaw.com/csg-covid19-resource-center/coparenting-with-covid19">Co-Parenting with COVID-19</a><a href="https://www.csglaw.com/csg-covid19-resource-center/a-silver-lining-for-family-law-practitioners-and-litigants-in-these-uncertain-times"><strong><br /> <br /> </strong>A Silver Lining for Family Law Practitioners and Litigants in These Uncertain Times<br /> <br /> </a></p> <p><strong>Food &amp; Beverage</strong></p> <p><a href="https://www.csglaw.com/csg-covid19-resource-center/indoor-dining-resumes-in-new-jersey-what-restaurant-owners-need-to-know">Indoor Dining Resumes in New Jersey: What Restaurant Owners Need to Know</a><a href="https://www.csglaw.com/csg-covid19-resource-center/new-jersey-announces-outdoor-dining-protocols-and-process-to-allow-liquor-licensees-to-expand-premises"><br /> <br /> New Jersey Announces Outdoor Dining Protocols and Process to Allow Liquor Licensees to Expand Premises</a><a href="https://www.csglaw.com/csg-covid19-resource-center/new-jersey-residents-can-now-order-a-cocktail-to-go"><br /> <br /> New Jersey Residents Can Now Order a Cocktail To Go</a><a href="https://www.csglaw.com/csg-covid19-resource-center/in-good-news-for-licensees-and-consumers-bill-would-allow-the-sale-of-mixed-drinks-in-to-go-cups"><br /> <br /> In Good News for Licensees and Consumers, Bill Would Allow the Sale of Mixed Drinks in To Go Cups</a><br /> <br /> <a href="https://www.csglaw.com/csg-covid19-resource-center/new-jersey-division-of-alcoholic-beverage-control-issues-charges-in-covid19-related-violations-of-state-alcohol-laws">New Jersey Division of Alcoholic Beverage Control Issues Charges in COVID-19 Related Violations of State Alcohol Laws</a><a href="https://www.csglaw.com/csg-covid19-resource-center/new-jersey-division-of-alcoholic-beverage-control-requires-special-rulings-pursuant-to-njsa-3311239-and-njsa-3311218-to-be-submitted-electronically"><strong><br /> <br /> </strong>New Jersey Division of Alcoholic Beverage Control Requires Special Rulings Pursuant to N.J.S.A. 33:1-12.39 and N.J.S.A. 33:1-12.18 to be Submitted Electronically</a><a href="https://www.csglaw.com/csg-covid19-resource-center/new-jersey-division-of-alcoholic-beverage-control-extends-the-20202021-license-renewal-deadline-to-september-30-2020"><br /> <br /> New Jersey Division of Alcoholic Beverage Control Extends the 2020-2021 License Renewal Deadline to September 30, 2020</a><a href="https://www.csglaw.com/csg-covid19-resource-center/how-can-liquor-licensees-sell-and-deliver-alcohol-during-the-covid19-shutdown"><br /> <br /> How can liquor licensees sell and deliver alcohol during the COVID-19 shutdown?</a><br /> &nbsp;</p> <p><strong>Healthcare &amp; Hospital</strong></p> <p><a href="https://www.csglaw.com/csg-covid19-resource-center/covid19-has-not-slowed-down-hipaa-enforcement">COVID-19 Has Not Slowed Down HIPAA Enforcement</a><a href="https://www.csglaw.com/csg-covid19-resource-center/new-jersey-issues-guidance-on-resuming-elective-surgeries-and-invasive-procedures"><br /> <br /> New Jersey Issues Guidance on Resuming Elective Surgeries and Invasive Procedures</a><a href="https://www.csglaw.com/csg-covid19-resource-center/cms-issues-guidelines-for-resuming-essential-noncovid19-care"><br /> <br /> CMS Issues Guidelines for Resuming Essential Non-COVID-19 Care</a><a href="https://www.csglaw.com/hhs-to-distribute-30-billion-in-immediate-relief-as-part-of-the-100-billion-public-health-and-social-services-emergency-fund"><br /> <br /> HHS to Distribute $30 Billion in Immediate Relief as Part of the $100 Billion Public Health and Social Services Emergency Fund</a><a href="https://www.csglaw.com/csg-covid19-resource-center/cms-april-3rd-correction-to-previous-telehealth-billing-guidance-modifier-95-required"><br /> <br /> CMS April 3rd Correction to Previous Telehealth Billing Guidance - Modifier 95 Required</a><a href="http://csglaw.com/csg-covid19-resource-center/the-cares-act-earmarks-100-billion-for-eligible-health-care-providers"><strong><br /> <br /> </strong>The CARES Act Earmarks $100 Billion for Eligible Health Care Providers</a><a href="https://www.csglaw.com/csg-covid19-resource-center/new-jersey-agencies-loosen-telemedicinetelehealth-restrictions-during-covid19-emergency"><br /> <br /> New Jersey Agencies Loosen Telemedicine/Telehealth Restrictions During COVID-19 Emergency</a><a href="http://www.csglaw.com/csg-covid19-resource-center/governor-murphy-issues-executive-order-109-requiring-the-suspension-of-elective-surgeries-and-invasive-procedures"><strong><br /> <br /> </strong>Governor Murphy Issues Executive Order 109 Requiring the Suspension of Elective Surgeries and Invasive Procedures</a><br /> <br /> <a href="http://www.csglaw.com/cms-covid19-telehealth-waiver-and-associated-announcements-regarding-costsharing-waivers-and-hipaa-enforcement">CMS COVID-19 Telehealth Waiver and Associated Announcements Regarding Cost-Sharing Waivers and HIPAA Enforcement

</a><br /> <br /> <a href="https://www.csglaw.com/the-covid19-pandemic-does-hipaa-apply-to-my-business">The COVID-19 Pandemic - Does HIPAA Apply to My Business?</a><br /> &nbsp;</p> <p><strong>Immigration</strong></p> <p><a href="https://www.csglaw.com/csg-covid19-resource-center/evp-modifies-temporary-exemptions-for-nonimmigrant-students-taking-online-courses-during-fall-2020-semester">SEVP Modifies Temporary Exemptions for Nonimmigrant Students Taking Online Courses During Fall 2020 Semester</a><a href="https://www.csglaw.com/csg-covid19-resource-center/president-trump-issues-proclamation-to-suspend-entry-for-certain-nonimmigrant-aliens-and-extend-immigrant-visa-restrictions"><strong><br /> <br /> </strong>President Trump Issues Proclamation to Suspend Entry for Certain Nonimmigrant Aliens and Extend Immigrant Visa Restrictions</a><a href="https://www.csglaw.com/csg-covid19-resource-center/trumps-executive-order-temporarily-suspends-immigration-for-certain-green-card-categories"><br /> <br /> Trump's Executive Order Temporarily Suspends Immigration for Certain Green Card Categories</a><a href="https://www.csglaw.com/modifications-in-department-of-homeland-security-and-department-of-state-immigration-services-due-to-covid19"><br /> <br /> Modifications in Department of Homeland Security and Department of State Immigration Services Due to COVID-19<br /> </a><br /> <a href="https://www.csglaw.com/covid19-and-immigration-considerations-for-us-employers">COVID-19 and Immigration Considerations for U.S. Employers</a><br /> &nbsp;</p> <p><strong>Intellectual Property</strong></p> <p><a href="https://www.csglaw.com/csg-covid19-resource-center/uspto-announces-deferredfee-provisional-patent-application-pilot-program-to-foster-innovation-in-combating-covid19-">USPTO Announces Deferred-Fee Provisional Patent Application Pilot Program to Foster Innovation in Combating COVID-19</a><a 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Trademark Office Announces Continuing Relief Measures In Light of Expiration of Most Extensions on May 31, 2020</a><a href="https://www.csglaw.com/csg-covid19-resource-center/united-states-patent-and-trademark-office-extends-patent-and-trademark-deadlines-if-delay-is-due-to-covid19"><br /> <br /> United States Patent and Trademark Office Extends Patent and Trademark Deadlines If Delay Is Due to COVID-19</a><a href="https://www.csglaw.com/united-states-patent-and-trademark-office-announces-certain-fee-waivers-but-does-not-extend-or-waive-deadlines-in-response-to-covid19"><strong><br /> <br /> </strong>United States&nbsp;Patent and Trademark Office Announces Certain Fee Waivers In Response to COVID-19</a><br /> &nbsp;</p> <p><strong>Employment</strong></p> <p><a href="https://www.csglaw.com/csg-covid19-resource-center/employers-can-voluntarily-extend-ffcra-benefits-through-march-31-2021"><em><strong>NEW:</strong></em>&nbsp;Employers Can Voluntarily Extend FFCRA Benefits Through March 31, 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href="https://www.csglaw.com/complying-with-harassment-discrimination-and-retaliation-laws-and-policies-during-the-covid19-pandemic">Complying With Harassment, Discrimination And Retaliation Laws And Policies During The COVID-19 Pandemic<br /> </a><br /> <a href="https://www.csglaw.com/coronavirus-relief-act-signed-into-law-what-employers-need-to-know">Coronavirus Relief Act Signed Into Law: What Employers Need to Know<br /> </a><br /> <a href="https://www.csglaw.com/families-first-coronavirus-response-act-what-employers-need-to-know-">Families First Coronavirus Response Act: House Passes Bill Mandating Two Forms of Paid Leave<br /> </a><br /> <a href="https://www.csglaw.com/employers-best-practices-for-managing-responses-to-the-coronavirus">Employers' Best Practices for Managing Responses to the Coronavirus</a><br /> &nbsp;</p> <p><strong>Litigation</strong></p> <p><a 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href="https://www.csglaw.com/csg-covid19-resource-center/irs-issues-longawaited-coronavirus-relief-for-qualified-opportunity-funds">IRS Issues Long-Awaited Coronavirus Relief for Qualified Opportunity Funds</a><strong><br /> <br /> </strong></p> <p><strong>Real Estate, Development &amp; Land Use</strong><strong> </strong></p> <p><a href="https://www.csglaw.com/csg-covid19-resource-center/temporary-halt-in-residential-evictions">Temporary Halt in Residential Evictions</a><a href="https://www.csglaw.com/csg-covid19-resource-center/new-jersey-begins-reopening-process"><br /> <br /> New Jersey Begins Re-Opening Process</a><a href="https://www.csglaw.com/csg-covid19-resource-center/in-continued-effort-to-flatten-the-curve-governor-murphys-executive-order-122-places-restrictions-on-nonessential-construction"><br /> <br /> In Continued Effort to Flatten the Curve, Governor Murphy's Executive Order 122 Places Restrictions on Non-Essential Construction</a><a href="https://www.csglaw.com/csg-covid19-resource-center/local-planning-boards-and-zoning-boards-of-adjustment-to-conduct-business-as-usual-during-the-covid19-crisis-says-the-njdca-virtually-or-telephonically"><br /> <br /> Local Planning Boards and Zoning Boards of Adjustment to Conduct Business as Usual During the COVID-19 Crisis Says the NJDCA - Virtually or Telephonically<br /> <br /> </a><a href="https://www.csglaw.com/franchise-secrets-how-franchisees-can-navigate-lease-issues-during-covid19">Franchise Secrets: How Franchisees Can Navigate Lease Issues During COVID-19</a><br /> &nbsp;</p> <p><strong>Renewable Energy &amp; Sustainability<br /> </strong></p> <p><strong><a href="https://www.csglaw.com/csg-covid19-resource-center/solar-investment-tax-credit-extension-included-in-covid19-relief-bill-signed-by-president-trump"><em>NEW:&nbsp;</em></a></strong><a href="https://www.csglaw.com/csg-covid19-resource-center/solar-investment-tax-credit-extension-included-in-covid19-relief-bill-signed-by-president-trump">Solar Investment Tax Credit Extension Included in COVID-19 Relief Bill Signed by President Trump<br /> <br type="_moz" /> </a></p> <p><strong>Tax</strong></p> <p><a href="https://www.csglaw.com/csg-covid19-resource-center/expanded-tax-relief-for-tax-filings-payments-and-other-time-sensitive-actions">Expanded Tax Relief for Tax Filings, Payments and Other Time Sensitive Actions</a><a href="https://www.csglaw.com/csg-covid19-resource-center/treasury-secretary-sets-credit-start-date"><strong><br /> <br /> </strong>Treasury Secretary Sets Credit Start Date</a><strong><br /> <br /> </strong><a href="http://www.csglaw.com/csg-covid19-resource-center/tax-benefits-available-under-the-2-trillion-coronavirus-relief-package">Tax Benefits Available Under the $2 Trillion Coronavirus Relief Package</a><br /> <br /> <a href="http://www.csglaw.com/csg-covid19-resource-center/irs-issues-employer-credit-and-tax-extension-guidance">IRS Issues Employer Credit and Tax Extension Guidance</a><br /> <br /> <a href="https://www.csglaw.com/irs-new-york-and-new-jersey-all-extend-tax-deadlines">IRS, New York and New Jersey All Extend Tax Deadlines
<br /> </a><br /> <a href="https://www.csglaw.com/second-coronavirus-law-provides-tax-credit-for-employers-and-selfemployed">Second Coronavirus Law Provides Tax Credit for Employers and Self-Employed<br /> </a><br /> <a href="https://www.csglaw.com/coronavirus-tax-relief-means-millions-of-taxpayers-have-until-july-15th-to-pay-their-taxes">Coronavirus Tax Relief Means Millions of Taxpayers Have Until July 15th to Pay Their Taxes<br /> </a><br /> <a href="https://www.csglaw.com/trump-administration-requests-delay-of-tax-filing-deadlines-as-coronavirus-relief-measure">Trump Administration Requests Delay of Tax Filing Deadlines as Coronavirus Relief Measure<br /> </a><strong><br /> </strong></p> <p><strong>Trusts &amp; Estates<br /> </strong></p> <p><a href="https://www.csglaw.com/csg-covid19-resource-center/wealth-transfer-planning-opportunities-in-the-current-environment">Wealth Transfer Planning Opportunities in the Current Environment</a><a href="https://www.csglaw.com/csg-covid19-resource-center/why-clients-are-reviewing-their-estate-plans-now"><br /> <br /> Why Clients are Reviewing their Estate Plans Now<br /> <br /> </a></p> <p><strong>Additional Resources:&nbsp;</strong></p> <p><a href="http://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/index.html">Centers for Disease Control and Prevention</a></p> <ul> <li><a href="https://protect-us.mimecast.com/s/s1nACmZPW8S65kpFGLmQT?domain=cdc.gov">CDC's Business Pandemic Planning Checklist</a></li> </ul> <p><a href="https://www.fda.gov/emergency-preparedness-and-response/mcm-issues/coronavirus-disease-2019-covid-19">U.S. Food &amp; Drug Administration<br /> </a></p> <p><a href="https://www.osha.gov/SLTC/covid-19/">Occupational Safety and Health Administration<br /> </a></p> <p><a href="https://www.dol.gov/agencies/whd/pandemic">U.S. Department of Labor Wage and Hour Division<br /> </a></p> <p><a href="https://www.hhs.gov/about/news/coronavirus/index.html">U.S. Department of Health &amp; Human Services<br /> </a></p> <p><a href="https://www.irs.gov/coronavirus">Internal Revenue Service</a><br /> <br /> <a href="https://nj.gov/governor/index.shtml">State of New Jersey</a></p> <ul> <li><a href="https://nj.gov/governor/news/news/562020/approved/20200320j.shtml">Governor Murphy Announces Statewide Stay at Home Order, Closure of All Non-Essential Retail Businesses</a></li> </ul> <p><a href="http://www.nj.gov/health/cd/topics/ncov.shtml">State of New Jersey Department of Health</a></p> <p><a href="https://njcourts.gov/pressrel/2020/pr031520a.pdf?c=W2v">New Jersey Courts<br /> </a></p> <p><a href="https://www.health.ny.gov/diseases/communicable/coronavirus/">New York State Department of Health<br /> </a></p> <p><a href="http://www1.nyc.gov/site/doh/providers/health-topics/novel-respiratory-viruses.page">NYC Health</a><br /> <br /> <a href="http://www.njeda.com/about/Public-Information/Coronavirus-Information">NJEDA</a><br /> <br /> <a href="https://www.nj.gov/dca/COVID19.html">State of New Jersey Department of Consumer Affairs</a></p> <ul> <li><a href="https://naiopnewjersey.wildapricot.org/resources/DCA%20March%2025%202020%20COVID_Construction%20Guidance_Final%203.25.20.pdf">DCA&nbsp;Guidance on Municipal Reviews &amp; Inspections</a></li> </ul> <p><a href="http://www.njchamber.com/">New Jersey Chamber of Commerce</a></p> <ul> <li><a href="https://www.njchamber.com/news/njchambernow/748-2020-03-18-a-business-leader-s-guide-to-the-coronavirus">A Business Leader&rsquo;s Guide to the Coronavirus</a></li> </ul> <p><a href="https://www.booker.senate.gov/imo/media/doc/Office%20of%20U.S.%20Sen%20Cory%20Booker_%20A%20Coronavirus%20Pandemic%20Resource%20Guide%20for%20NJ%20(Updated%20April%204,%202020)%20(7).pdf">U.S. Senator Cory Booker's&nbsp;Coronavirus Pandemic Resource Guide for New Jerseyans</a><a href="https://www.nj.gov/bpu/newsroom/reports/covid19.html"><br /> <br /> New Jersey Board of Public Utilities</a><a href="http://cv.business.nj.gov"><br /> </a></p> <ul> <li><a href="https://www.nj.gov/bpu/newsroom/2020/approved/20200313.html">New Jersey Board of Public Utilities Announces Utilities Have Voluntarily Suspended Service Shutoffs in Response to COVID-19</a></li> </ul> <p><a href="http://cv.business.nj.gov">New Jersey Business Action Center</a></p> <p><a href="http://www.sba.gov/disaster-assistance/coronavirus-covid-19">U.S. SmClient Alert04 Jan 2021 00:00:00 -0800http://csglaw.wiseadmin.biz/?t=40&an=105775&format=xmlEmployers Can Voluntarily Extend FFCRA Benefits Through March 31, 2021http://csglaw.wiseadmin.biz/?t=40&an=114225&format=xml&p=7016<p>As discussed in <a href="https://www.csglaw.com/families-first-coronavirus-response-act-what-employers-need-to-know-">our prior alert</a>, the Families First Coronavirus Response Act (&ldquo;FFCRA&rdquo;) was enacted April 1, 2020 and required certain employers to provide eligible employees with paid sick leave or expanded family and medical leave for COVID-19 related reasons. By its terms, the FFCRA benefits expired on December 31, 2020.&nbsp;

</p> <p>Amidst the ongoing surge in coronavirus cases throughout the nation, on December 27, 2020, President Trump signed a $900 billion coronavirus relief bill.&nbsp;In addition to the economic stimulus provisions, that relief bill answered a pressing question that many employers had regarding their FFCRA obligations in the new year.&nbsp;Specifically, are employers required to provide FFCRA emergency paid sick leave and expanded family and medical leave benefits after December 31, 2020? In short, the answer is no &ndash; the stimulus bill does not extend the paid sick or family leave mandates contained in the FFCRA. However, eligible employers may <em><strong>voluntarily</strong></em> provide FFCRA leave benefits to qualified employees and can claim employer tax credits through March 31, 2021.&nbsp;With respect to the FFCRA, the key takeaways from the recently passed stimulus bill include the following:
&nbsp;</p> <ul> <li> <p>Beginning January 1, 2021, employers will no longer be required to provide FFCRA leave benefits to qualified employees.</p> </li> <li> <p>However, private employers with less than 500 employees (&ldquo;Covered Employers&rdquo;) may voluntarily provide FFCRA leave benefits to employees.</p> </li> <li> <p>Covered Employers who choose to provide paid FFCRA leave may still claim a refundable tax credit for the cost of providing this paid leave to employees through March 31, 2021.</p> </li> <li> <p>Public employers are ineligible for these FFCRA tax credits as of&nbsp;January 1, 2021.&nbsp;</p> </li> <li> <p>Employees&rsquo; FFCRA leave banks do not replenish in 2021. Even if employers provide leave benefits on a calendar year basis, employees who exhausted their FFCRA leave in 2020 are not entitled to additional FFCRA leave in 2021. Employers may, however, choose to permit employees to carry over any unused FFCRA leave from 2020.&nbsp;</p> </li> </ul> <p>
Notably, some states, including New Jersey and New York, now have mandatory sick leave laws requiring employers to provide leave benefits for COVID-19 related reasons. Unlike the FFCRA, these state laws do not sunset on December 31, 2020. As such, employers should also consider where these laws entitle employees to leave and consult counsel as to requirements under any state and/or local laws.

</p> <p>Importantly, employers should immediately decide whether they want to voluntarily provide FFCRA leave benefits from January 1, 2021 through March 31, 2021. Employers should then review and update their policies and procedures and prepare to respond to and accommodate employee questions or requests related to the leaves of absences precipitated by the continuing coronavirus pandemic.&nbsp;</p> <p>If you have any questions about implementing policies relating to leaves for COVID-19 related reasons and/or responding to employee concerns, please feel free to reach out to your CSG attorney or the authors listed here.</p> <p>For additional information pertaining to the coronavirus outbreak, please visit <a href="http://www.csglaw.com/csg-covid19-resource-center"><strong>CSG's COVID-19 Resource Center</strong></a>.</p> <hr /> <p><em>This publication contains general information on recent legal developments and is not intended to provide legal advice for a specific situation or to create an attorney-client relationship. Attorney Advertising. Prior results do not guarantee a similar outcome.</em></p>Client Alert04 Jan 2021 00:00:00 -0800http://csglaw.wiseadmin.biz/?t=40&an=114225&format=xmlThe New Jersey Economic Recovery Act of 2020 Explainedhttp://csglaw.wiseadmin.biz/?t=40&an=114129&format=xml&p=7016<p>On December 21, 2020, both houses of the New Jersey Legislature approved and sent to Governor Murphy a comprehensive economic reform bill entitled the New Jersey Economic Recovery Act of 2020 (the &quot;Act&quot;). Generally, it is described by the legislature as providing for the &ldquo;administration of programs and policies related to jobs, property development, food deserts, community partnerships, small and early stage businesses, State procurement, wind energy, and film production.&rdquo; It appropriates over $55.5 million and provides in excess of $14.3 billion in potential tax credits.</p> <p>Based upon my years of experience in public sector leadership roles throughout the State, I see the opportunity created by this Act for elected and appointed officials to join with business leaders to create innovative public-private partnerships. The Act puts financial resources where they will have the most impact, and sends the clear message that the government and private sector can work together to provide growth and opportunity statewide. The chasm between public and private sectors has been bridged.</p> <p>This new legislation is a product of legislative and executive compromises that draws from new ideas and proposed bills that were previously considered by the legislature. As a result, the Act is a virtual smorgasbord of financial incentives that covers areas of historic concern across the entire State. The interests of both northern and southern New Jersey counties and cities are addressed and, in some instances, the Act specifically divides programmatic tax credits that are available between the north and south.</p> <p>In many respects, the Act is more than just a piece of legislation and represents the healing of long-standing disputes while providing an economic engine that will jumpstart areas of the New Jersey economy that have been historically dormant or devastated by the COVID-19 pandemic. It runs the gambit of interests from governmental, not-for-profit, commercial, community, business and redevelopment interests. Consequently, the New Jersey Economic Development Authority has been significantly enhanced throughout the Act but it is required to adopt rules necessitating that not less than the prevailing wage be paid to workers on projects associated with its incentive programs.</p> <p>Accordingly, the following Acts within the New Jersey Economic Recovery Act of 2020 have been created:</p> <p><em><strong>Economic Development Authority Integrity and Protection Act. </strong></em>To help monitor the decisions on approvals, dispensation and use of funds, the Act creates this new legislative and administrative instrument. It requires the appointment of a compliance officer, but more importantly creates the Office of Inspector General. The Inspector General will be appointed by the Governor and confirmed by the Senate, and will be vested with independent extensive powers to detect, monitor and investigate fraud and abuse. The Inspector General&rsquo;s oversight includes not only applicants and recipients, but also State and local government officials. This position has the authority to reach into other departments as a part of its investigative and compliance power. Also note that the Act authorizes the Division of Taxation to disgorge tax data to the NJEDA.</p> <p><em><strong>New Jersey Aspire Program Act &amp; Emerge Program Act.</strong></em> Each of these programs are designed to foster development by financing various gap costs and stimulating economic development for job growth and retention. Northern and southern New Jersey counties divide tax credits capped at $1.1 billion from both the Aspire and Emerge programs, with $715 million in credits allocated to northern counties and $385 million to southern counties. Note that transformative projects defined in the Act (in part) as a redevelopment project of not less than $100,000,000 with a project financing gap are not subject to the above cap. However, the cap is set at $2.5 billion divided between northern and southern New Jersey counties over six years.</p> <p><em><strong>New Jersey Community-Anchored Development Act. </strong></em>This legislation acknowledges the inter-connection between not-for-profits, government, large-scale development projects, and anchor institutions regarding the economic impact on the community in general. Specifically, anchor institutions in the areas of education, health care, culture, community development and economic development are being incentivized to act as investors. As a result, anchor institutions will be eligible for tax credits up to $200 million annually to aid and promote targeted development. There will be a north/south division of $200 million, with $130 million allocated to the northern counties and $70 million to the southern counties.</p> <p><em><strong>Food Desert Relief Act. </strong></em>This piece of the legislation attacks the inaccessibility of nutritious foods found in certain communities resulting in food deserts. Tax credits to the tune of $40 million annually for six years are made available to those supermarkets and grocery stores that are created and maintained in those areas.</p> <p><em><strong>Brownfields Redevelopment Incentive Program Act. </strong></em>Approximately $50 million in annual tax credits over a six-year period are allocated to developers on Brownfield sites to cover remediation costs.</p> <p><em><strong>Main Street Recovery Finance Program Act.</strong></em> $50 million is allocated to assist eligible small businesses through the Main Street Recovery Program. This allocation encompasses grants, loans and loan guarantees. Funds from the Main Street Recovery fund which are subject to annual appropriation and availability of funds require that a percentage be set aside for microbusinesses certified by the State as minority and/or women-owned businesses.</p> <p><em><strong>New Jersey Innovation Evergreen Act.</strong></em> This Act provides for the sale of tax credits through a competitive auction process. Its intent is to spark economic growth by investing in innovation thereby making New Jersey businesses more competitive. A weighted criterion must be established for the public sale of the State tax credits and disclosed prior to the auction. Likewise, tax credits under the program are capped and are authorized up to $60 million annually for six years.</p> <p><em><strong>New Jersey Ignite Act.</strong></em> As defined, its purpose is to foster &ldquo;early stage innovation economy businesses&rdquo; and strip away barriers that block commercial success. Early stage innovation economy businesses must utilize or rent collaborative workspace. The program is geared as a public private partnership in which start up rents are covered by the Economic Development Authority. The associated appropriation is $250,000.</p> <p><em><strong>Historic Property Investment Act.</strong></em> Pursuant to this Act, a portion of the charge associated with the restoration of historic properties will be eligible for tax credits. The tax credits are capped and are not to exceed $50 million annually over a six-year period.</p> <p>Note that pursuant to the Act, the Director of the Division of Taxation is authorized to buy tax credits that have not been utilized in the above sections.</p> <p>Additionally, the Act provides substantive amendments or supplements to existing statutes as follows:</p> <ul> <li> <p>The Act provides for the creation of entrepreneur zones statewide. However, the Economic Development Authority must convene a Working Group to determine whether the establishment of entrepreneur zones is the most effective way to create jobs statewide. The Working Group will make additional recommendations including the identification of census tracts suitable for the designation. Entrepreneur zones are areas in which the State provides tax incentives, regulation relief and financial support.</p> </li> <li> <p>Bidder preferences are granted to New Jersey businesses seeking State contracts for personal protective equipment. Likewise, tax credits are granted up to $10 million annually for three years for the employment of qualifying new hires concerning the manufacture of personal protective equipment.</p> </li> <li> <p>The Offshore Wind Economic Development Act is amended impacting key criteria including eligibility, disbursements and deadlines.</p> </li> <li> <p>Film tax credit provisions are expanded to provide an additional $200 million in tax credits over 13 years.</p> </li> <li> <p>The New Jersey Angel Investor Tax Credit Act received amendments adding a &ldquo;diverse entrepreneur&rdquo; classification for minority and women-owned businesses, venture funds provisions and expanding the tax credit annual cap to $35 million.</p> </li> <li> <p>The Economic Redevelopment and Growth Grant Program is expanded, adding $220 million in tax credits.</p> </li> <li> <p>Expands the annual allocation of transferable tax benefits the NJEDA may approve pursuant to the New Jersey Emerging Technology and Biotechnology Financial Assistance Program.</p> </li> </ul> <p>The above highlights the key provisions of the New Jersey Economic Recovery Act of 2020. There are many opportunities for new growth, development and expansion in the Act. Of course, the associated Administrative regulations have yet to be written, but will be subsequent to Governor Murphy signing the bill.</p> <p><strong><em>For more information, please contact your CSG attorney or the author listed below.</em></strong></p>Client Alert28 Dec 2020 00:00:00 -0800http://csglaw.wiseadmin.biz/?t=40&an=114129&format=xmlSolar Investment Tax Credit Extension Included in COVID-19 Relief Bill Signed by President Trumphttp://csglaw.wiseadmin.biz/?t=40&an=114137&format=xml&p=7016<p>On December 27, 2020, President Trump signed the massive COVID-19 relief bill passed by both houses of Congress last week (the &ldquo;Bill&rdquo;), which includes an extension of the Solar Investment Tax Credit (&ldquo;ITC&rdquo;).</p> <p>The Bill delays the scheduled step down of the ITC for two years. As such, the ITC will remain at 26% for projects that begin construction (or meet the 5% safe harbor) on or before December 31, 2022. The ITC will then step down to 22% in 2023 and 10% in 2024 and beyond for commercial projects. The ITC will end for residential projects on December 31, 2023.</p> <p>The Bill is welcome news for investors and developers who were expecting a step down of the ITC in the face of the COVID 19 pandemic.</p> <p>For more information,&nbsp;please contact your CSG attorney or the authors listed below.</p>Client Alert28 Dec 2020 00:00:00 -0800http://csglaw.wiseadmin.biz/?t=40&an=114137&format=xmlADP: Addressing Requests for Accommodation in the Workplace and Recent Developments in Cannabis Lawhttp://csglaw.wiseadmin.biz/?t=40&an=113922&format=xml&p=7016<p>Join <a href="https://www.csglaw.com/biographies/melissa-salimbene">Melissa A. Salimbene</a> and <a href="https://www.csglaw.com/biographies/lindsay-dischley">Lindsay A. Dischley</a> on Tuesday, December 15, from 9:00 &ndash; 10:30 AM EST, as they present, &ldquo;Addressing Requests for Accommodation in the Workplace and Recent Developments in Cannabis Law.&rdquo; This ADP webinar will cover what employers should know about:</p> <ul> <li> <p>Providing accommodations to potential employees during the hiring process and to current employees with disabilities</p> </li> <li> <p>Every step in the interactive process, including how to initiate the interactive process, how to assess if an individual has a disability under the law and how to determine potential accommodations</p> </li> <li> <p>How to handle unique requests, such as requests for service or emotional support animals</p> </li> <li> <p>How employers should address medical marijuana requests</p> </li> <li> <p>And more!</p> </li> </ul> <p>For more information and registration, please visit the <a href="https://adpmeet.webex.com/mw3300/mywebex/default.do?nomenu=true&amp;siteurl=adpmeet&amp;service=6&amp;rnd=0.75821844976502&amp;main_url=https%3A%2F%2Fadpmeet.webex.com%2Fec3300%2Feventcenter%2Fevent%2FeventAction.do%3FtheAction%3Ddetail%26%26%26EMK%3D4832534b00000004a7efcf3762bc7f0128a95e473c33b2076ef5fc6ef7918e2f5f08509d8906d5cf%26siteurl%3Dadpmeet%26confViewID%3D177812175991116735%26encryptTicket%3DSDJTSwAAAAQZXBfnLNLDANL5V-XU_C_ipdfIRW7rF2ytCw5QM4O8Sw2%26">event website</a>.</p>Event15 Dec 2020 00:00:00 -0800http://csglaw.wiseadmin.biz/?t=40&an=113922&format=xmlReal Estate NJ: Industry leaders join forces to secure new insurance option for environmental cleanupshttp://csglaw.wiseadmin.biz/?t=40&an=113994&format=xml&p=7016<p><a href="/?t=3&amp;a=18960&amp;format=xml&amp;p=16431">Dennis M. Toft</a>, Chair of CSG's Environmental Law Group, was featured in a <em>Real Estate NJ </em>story covering the first-of-its-kind approval he and a team of multidisciplinary professionals sought from the New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection (&ldquo;NJDEP&rdquo;) of insurance policy language for use as a financial assurance to secure long-term Operation &amp; Maintenance obligations under remediation permits at contaminated sites.</p> <p>While long-standing provisions are encoded within State law allowing for insurance as a mechanism to meet financial assurance obligations at remediation sites, NJDEP approval of proposed policy language has historically proven elusive to New Jersey&rsquo;s property owners and their advisory teams. As such, owners have traditionally placed capital in escrow accounts to be disbursed towards the project over the term of the remediation.</p> <p>The cross-functional team that secured this unprecedented approval for a shared client, Advance Realty Investors, consisted of Dennis; Christopher Alviggi, NFP Senior Vice President and Environmental Practice Group Leader; and Toby Smith, President with Ironshore Environmental.</p> <p>To read the full story, please visit <a href="https://re-nj.com/industry-leaders-join-forces-to-secure-new-insurance-option-for-environmental-cleanups/">Real Estate NJ's website</a>.</p>Publication14 Dec 2020 00:00:00 -0800http://csglaw.wiseadmin.biz/?t=40&an=113994&format=xmlCSG's Nicole DiMaria Appointed to Board of NJSBA Health Law Sectionhttp://csglaw.wiseadmin.biz/?t=40&an=113986&format=xml&p=7016<p><a href="/?t=3&amp;a=18867&amp;format=xml&amp;p=16431">Nicole DiMaria</a>, Practice Group Leader of Chiesa Shahinian &amp; Giantomasi PC&rsquo;s (&ldquo;CSG&rdquo;) Healthcare &amp; Hospital Group, has been named to the Board of Directors of the New Jersey State Bar Association&rsquo;s (&ldquo;NJSBA&rdquo;) Health Law Section (the &ldquo;Section&rdquo;), which is committed to keeping association members and the organizations they serve informed of changes in laws and regulations affecting the provision of healthcare services. She also serves as Co-Chair of the Section&rsquo;s Legislative Coordination Committee, which is responsible for assessing proposed New Jersey healthcare legislation.</p> <p>&ldquo;The current COVID-19 environment has created unprecedented operational disruptions and regulatory challenges for the healthcare sector, and I am eager to draw from my experience and that of my fellow board members to the benefit of the State&rsquo;s industry and its many stakeholders &mdash; especially during these difficult times,&rdquo; she notes.</p> <p>In her practice, Nicole represents a wide range of healthcare entities such as healthcare professionals, physician groups, ambulatory care facilities, healthcare and hospital systems, long-term care facilities, and medical device and pharmaceutical manufacturers, as well as companies that provide services to the healthcare industry. She assists clients in navigating complex corporate and regulatory issues and advises on matters such as Federal Stark and Anti-Kickback Law compliance; HIPAA/HITECH Covered Entity and Business Associate compliance; Medicare/Medicaid reimbursement and enrollment; CHAPA, certificate of need and state licensing; and State health care and professional regulatory compliance.</p> <p>Nicole served as Vice-Chair of the American Health Law Association (&ldquo;AHLA&rdquo;) Hospitals and Health Systems Practice Group for several years and also served as Co-Chair of the AHLA&rsquo;s Health Law Curriculum Task Force.</p>News11 Dec 2020 00:00:00 -0800http://csglaw.wiseadmin.biz/?t=40&an=113986&format=xmlMorris County Bar Association: Bulk Sales and New Jersey Partnership Withholding on Non-Resident Partnershttp://csglaw.wiseadmin.biz/?t=40&an=113942&format=xml&p=7016<p>Join CSG's <a href="https://www.csglaw.com/biographies/bozena-m-diaz">Bozena M. Diaz</a> on Thursday, December 10, from 9:30 &ndash; 10:30 AM as she participates in a Morris County Bar Association virtual CLE presentation alongside James Lynch of SobelCo.<br /> <br /> More information on the program, &ldquo;Bulk Sales and New Jersey Partnership Withholding on Non-Resident Partners,&rdquo; and registration details can be found on the <a href="https://morriscba.intouchondemand.com/aaeventinfo.aspx?eventid=30189&amp;atnid=0&amp;cart=1&amp;mobileapp">event website</a>.</p>Event10 Dec 2020 00:00:00 -0800http://csglaw.wiseadmin.biz/?t=40&an=113942&format=xmlUSA 500 Clubs: Session Six - What is the Right Deal Structure and Terms?http://csglaw.wiseadmin.biz/?t=40&an=113927&format=xml&p=7016<p>Thinking about selling your business? You won&rsquo;t want to miss Session Six of the USA 500 Clubs Lunch &amp; Learn Series. CSG&rsquo;s <a href="https://www.csglaw.com/biographies/matthew-e-foreman">Matthew E. Foreman</a> will present, &ldquo;What is the Right Deal Structure and Terms?&rdquo; on Wednesday, December 9, from 12:00 &ndash; 1:00 PM. This session will cover the nuts and bolts of the structure and deal terms, including:</p> <ul> <li> <p>What does the current deal landscape look like?</p> </li> <li> <p>Selling stock or assets? Exploring the benefits and consequences of each type of transaction</p> </li> <li> <p>How professional financial advisors can help navigate deal structures</p> </li> <li> <p>The nuts and bolts of earnouts</p> </li> <li> <p>Franchise vs. Privately held: How do deal terms differ?</p> </li> </ul> <p>For more information and registration, please visit the <a href="https://marcum.webex.com/mw3300/mywebex/default.do?nomenu=true&amp;siteurl=marcum&amp;service=6&amp;rnd=0.16371967433719758&amp;main_url=https%3A%2F%2Fmarcum.webex.com%2Fec3300%2Feventcenter%2Fevent%2FeventAction.do%3FtheAction%3Ddetail%26%26%26EMK%3D4832534b00000004917c9a3e56c1f4e454d8dc15f231b4f1f2a0114ce6419dfebc63d361b8ec0296%26siteurl%3Dmarcum%26confViewID%3D178286043625197638%26encryptTicket%3DSDJTSwAAAATha0bc97L8dUFAruP7kjjB5n9pjcFNir6ITuWQQCq-4A2%26">event website</a>.</p>Event09 Dec 2020 00:00:00 -0800http://csglaw.wiseadmin.biz/?t=40&an=113927&format=xmlWarren County Clerk's Virtual Mini-Conferencehttp://csglaw.wiseadmin.biz/?t=40&an=113943&format=xml&p=7016<p>CSG's <a href="https://www.csglaw.com/biographies/lisa-r-barata">Lisa R. Barata</a> spoke during the Warren County Clerk&rsquo;s virtual mini-conference on Tuesday, December 8, where she shared her knowledge and guidance on Alcoholic Beverage Control (&ldquo;ABC&rdquo;) laws during current COVID-19 conditions.<br /> <br /> For more information, please visit the <a href="http://www.co.warren.nj.us/countyclerk/">Warren County Clerk's website</a>.</p>Event08 Dec 2020 00:00:00 -0800http://csglaw.wiseadmin.biz/?t=40&an=113943&format=xmlAPICS Greater North Jersey Chapter: Cybersecurity - An Update to Keep You and Your Company Safe & Complianthttp://csglaw.wiseadmin.biz/?t=40&an=113897&format=xml&p=7016<p>Proactively managing your personnel&rsquo;s and your customer&rsquo;s data inventory should be considered equally important to your business&rsquo; daily operations when pursuing sustainable success. Join Privacy and Data Security attorney, <a href="https://www.csglaw.com/biographies/michelle-schaap">Michelle A. Schaap</a>, as she offers a cybersecurity update to keep you and your company safe and compliant on Tuesday, December 8, from 5:30 &ndash; 6:30 PM, during an APICS Greater North Jersey Chapter virtual meeting.<br /> <br /> For more information and registration, please visit the <a href="https://apics-gnj.org/meetinginfo.php?id=141&amp;ts=1606218515">event website</a>.</p>Event08 Dec 2020 00:00:00 -0800http://csglaw.wiseadmin.biz/?t=40&an=113897&format=xml