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One at One: Graduation Ceremonies for New Jersey Schools

One at One: Graduation Ceremonies for New Jersey Schools

Posted May 27, 2020 in Education Law

Today’s Issue: Can New Jersey schools hold in-person graduation ceremonies? Answer: YES. According to a Tweet by Gov. Murphy, beginning July 6, 2020 schools may host outdoor graduation ceremonies that comply with social distancing. NJ will release guidance on 5/27/20 for social distancing requirements, including the maximum number of people allowed to attend these ceremonies. […]

One at One: Is COVID-19 an “Occupational Disease”?

One at One: Is COVID-19 an “Occupational Disease”?

Posted May 26, 2020 in Education Law

Today’s Issue: Would COVID-19 qualify as an “occupational disease” under New Jersey’s Workers’ Compensation Law? Answer: It may. Public safety workers such as Police Officers and EMTs who contract communicable diseases are compensated under the law. Other employees must demonstrate that it is more probable than not they contracted COVID-19 as a result of the […]

One at One: New Jersey Beaches – Happy Memorial Day

One at One: New Jersey Beaches – Happy Memorial Day

Posted May 22, 2020 in Education Law

Today’s Issue: Can I go to the beach this weekend? Answer: Yes. Governor Murphy opened all beaches, boardwalks, lakes, and lakeshores, subject to social distancing restrictions. While the public bathrooms are open, all other recreation areas and retail businesses will be closed. Picnicking is also allowed in State Parks and Forests. Happy Memorial Day! Resources: […]

One at One: Do Schools Need to Do CAP Evaluations During COVID-19?

One at One: Do Schools Need to Do CAP Evaluations During COVID-19?

Posted May 21, 2020 in Education Law

Today’s Issue: Is a school district required to complete an evaluation for a teacher, principal, vice principal, assistant principal and/or other certified staff currently on a Corrective Action Plan (“CAP”) during the COVID-19 pandemic? Answer: Chief School Administrators may produce a summative rating for an educator on a Corrective Action Plan (“CAP”), who had been […]

Establishing Custody Orders in New Jersey

Establishing Custody Orders in New Jersey

Posted May 20, 2020 in Family Law

In the State of New Jersey, it is a well-established principle that the “primary and overarching consideration” for Courts in making a decision with respect to child custody is the best interests of the child. Generally speaking, it is in a child’s best interest to have both parents involved in the child’s life to the […]

One at One: During COVID-19, Do Employees Qualify for Paid Sick Leave to Pay for Childcare?

One at One: During COVID-19, Do Employees Qualify for Paid Sick Leave to Pay for Childcare?

Posted May 20, 2020 in Education Law

Today’s Issue: If an employee cannot perform their work due to the need to care for a child whose childcare provider or school is no longer available because of COVID-19, will the employee qualify for paid leave? Answer: An employee may qualify for up to 12 weeks paid leave, at 2/3s their regular rate of […]

One at One: COVID-19 & Local Government Employees

One at One: COVID-19 & Local Government Employees

Posted May 19, 2020 in Education Law

Today’s Issue: Do the New Jersey Civil Service Commission Guidelines and Frequently Asked Questions for COVID-19 apply to local government employees? Answer: The Guidelines and Frequently Asked Questions (“FAQs”) may be applicable to local government employees. On April 28, 2020, the NJ Civil Service Commission (“CSC”) issued new Guidelines and FAQs. The CSC stated that […]

One at One: New Jersey Tort Claim Notices

One at One: New Jersey Tort Claim Notices

Posted May 18, 2020 in Education Law

Today’s Issue: Are the deadlines to serve New Jersey Tort Claim Notices still tolled? Answer: Yes, but only until May 31, 2020. Any New Jersey Tort Claim Notice that otherwise would have had to be served on a public entity between March 16 and May 31, 2020, is now due on June 1, 2020. Resources: […]

Florio Perrucci Steinhardt Cappelli Tipton & Taylor LLC Launches ADR Group

Florio Perrucci Steinhardt Cappelli Tipton & Taylor LLC Launches ADR Group

Posted May 18, 2020 in News

Florio Perrucci Steinhardt Cappelli Tipton & Taylor LLC is proud to announce the launch of its Alternative Dispute Resolution Group. Co-Chaired by Hon. Robert Freedberg and Hon. Leonard Zito, the group provides a wide range of arbitration and mediation services. Judge Freedberg says, “In addition to serving as mediators and arbitrators at moderate rates designed […]

One at One: Remote Court Appearances During the Crisis

One at One: Remote Court Appearances During the Crisis

Posted May 15, 2020 in Education Law

Today’s Issue: Can the New Jersey Superior Court force a litigant to proceed via remote appearance? Answer: In most cases, yes. Most New Jersey Court events may be conducted remotely, even over the objection of a party. Exceptions exist in certain criminal and family matters, as well as in matters relating to the adjudication of […]

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