Please join Fran McGovern and other industry experts for an interactive in person panel discussion on current issues affecting your community.   This in person event will be held on Wednesday, July 20, 2022 at the Versailles Ballroom at the Ramada Toms River.  The event begins at 9:15 am – 12:00 pm.  Registration and Breakfast begin at 8:30 am.

Click here to more details and to register:  https://www.cai-nj.org/event-4789406

CAI-NJ’s Beach Party will be held Thursday, September 15, 2022 from 4:00 pm – 8:00 pm.  This annual event will be held at Martell’s Tiki Bar, 308-310 Boardwalk, Point Pleasant, NJ  08742.

Be sure to join McGovern Legal Services and fellow industry professionals at this networking event!

Click here for more information and registration:  https://cainj.org/wp-content/uploads/2022/04/2022-Beach-Party-Registration.pdf

Come visit McGovern Legal Services, LLC at Booth # 709 at The Cooperator Expo New Jersey being held, Wednesday, June 8, 2022 at the Meadowlands Exposition Center, 355 Plaza Drive, Secaucus, NJ. 

The exhibition floor will be open from 10:00 am – 4:00 pm.   Property Managers and Board Members should attend this expo to learn about the latest in building services, attend informative seminars, get free advice from industry experts and network with other Property Managers and Board Members.

We hope to see you there!

For more information on the expo visit the expo site:  https://nj-expo.com/

For a link to the expo floor plan click:  https://nj-expo.com/FloorPlan.aspx

McGovern Legal Services’ attorney’s will be attending the 2022 CAI Annual Conference and Expo being held May 4th through May 7th at Rosen Shingle Creek Hotel in Orlando, Florida.  This conference is the industry’s largest event for community association managers, homeowner leaders and service providers.   There are educational seminars on topics that impact, influence and inspire your communities and business.

Click here for more information: https://www.caionline.org/Events/2022Conf/Pages/default.aspx

 

 

On January 18, 2022, Governor Murphy signed Assembly Bill No. 3950 requiring employers to provide written notice to employees prior to the use of tracking devices in vehicles used by employees. This act goes into effect on April 18, 2022. Click here to see bill A3950

The requirement applies regardless of who owns the vehicle. The law defines a tracking device as an electronic or mechanical device that is “designed or intended to be used for the sole purpose of tracking the movement of a person, vehicle, or device.” For example, GPS monitoring devices used exclusively to track an employee’s location are covered. The law does not apply to devices used for the purpose of expense reimbursement (e.g., a device that tracks mileage).

The law covers employers that have one or more employees in New Jersey, except for employers that provide public transportation. Employers do not have to comply with this law to the extent that doing so would violate a federal regulation.

Action Item
If you currently use tracking devices, tell affected employees about your practice in writing by April 18. After that date, be sure to provide written notice to new hires or other employees who will begin driving tracked vehicles. In both cases, keep a copy of the notice so you can demonstrate compliance. If in doubt about whether you are using a tracking device as defined by the law, we recommend you contact your association’s counsel.

There’s hope for renewed Association immunity legislation yet. On Monday, Assembly Bill 5549 was made law. Assembly Bill 5549 (https://www.njleg.state.nj.us/Bills/2020/A9999/5549_I1.PDF but note that the bracketed language is being deleted) provides that Associations may continue to have remote membership meetings even if there is no state of emergency so long as the Board authorizes and adopts guidelines and procedures governing such meetings. Association Counsel should assist in preparing the required guidelines and procedures.

Thanks to all of you and CAI-NJ’s Legislative Action Committee for continuing to advocate for legislation that is important to Associations. Keep up the good work! Hopefully renewed Association immunity legislation will be in place before pool season.

 

Be aware that, unless extended, the COVID-19 immunity law expires at the end of the day on December 31, 2021. Please continue to lobby your legislative representatives and the Governor’s Office to extend the immunity as proposed by CAI-NJ’s Legislative Action Committee. If the immunity is not extended, the Association should revisit its practices in light of the increased liability potential.

Today the New Jersey Assembly passed the COVID-19 Association Immunity bill (formerly A4979 now substituted by S3584).    On June 2, 2021, the New Jersey Senate passed the bill.  We look forward to Governor Murphy quickly signing the bill into law.  Thank you to NJ-CAI’s Legislative Action Committee and all of you who continue to support passage of this important legislation.  The text of S3584 may be found here   https://www.njleg.state.nj.us/2020/Bills/S4000/3584_I1.HTM

 

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