The Families First Coronavirus Response Act (FFCRA or Act) requires certain employers to provide employees with paid sick leave or expanded family and medical leave for specified reasons related to COVID-19. The Department of Labor’s (Department) Wage and Hour Division (WHD) administers and enforces the new law’s paid leave requirements. These provisions will apply from April 1, 2020 through December 31, 2020.
To mitigate the impact of COVID-19 and protect the capacity of New Jersey’s health care system for the state’s most vulnerable, Governor Phil Murphy today signed Executive Order No. 107, directing all residents to stay at home until further notice. The order provides for certain exceptions, such as obtaining essential goods or services, seeking medical attention, visiting family or close friends, reporting to work, or engaging in outdoor activities.
Among other things, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (the “CDC”) have noted that:
“Older adults and people who have severe underlying chronic medical conditions like heart or lung disease or diabetes seem to be at higher risk for developing more serious complications from COVID-19 illness. Please consult with your health care provider about additional steps you may be able to take to protect yourself”.
March 6, 2020
HOW TO SAVE BIG $$$ ON ATTORNEY FEES
We are regularly asked how Associations can save money on attorney fees. Some argue: “go with an hourly agreement, that way the Association can control the attorney’s work.” Others might argue: “flat-fee retainer agreements are best; budgeting will be easier.” Still others might say: “a contingent fee arrangement is best, that way the Association won’t have to pay unless the attorney wins.”
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New Board Member Overview
Board Member Duties
Fiduciary Duty. Board members have a fiduciary duty to the Association. The “business judgment rule” is the standard by which board action is measured. So long as the board members fulfill their duties of “care” and “loyalty” and their decisions are not patently unreasonable, their decisions will typically not be second-guessed by a court.
On July 18, 2019 the New Jersey CAI Legislative Action Committee (“LAC”) submitted its comments to the Department of Community Affairs with respect to the proposed regulations.
The full submission is in the following link:
DCA Proposes New Association Regulations Including Fines & Penalties
On June 3, 2019 the New Jersey Department of Community Affairs published proposed new association regulations. A copy of the DCA’s summary and the full text of the proposed amendments and new rules can be found here: