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One at One: Graduation Ceremonies in New Jersey

One at One: Graduation Ceremonies in New Jersey

Posted June 17, 2020 in Education Law

Today’s Issue: How many people may attend an outdoor graduation ceremony? Answer: Under Governor Murphy’s Executive Order No. 152, outdoor gatherings Statewide are limited to 100 people, however, on June 9, 2020 Governor Murphy announced that as long as the downward trends continue with the COVID-19 cases, he will increase outdoor gathering restrictions to 250 […]

One at One: ESY Requirements Due to COVID-19

One at One: ESY Requirements Due to COVID-19

Posted June 16, 2020 in Education Law

Today’s Issue: Are school districts in New Jersey required to provide in-person Extended School Year (“ESY”) programs this summer? Answer: No. School districts are not required to provide in-person ESY programs. Governor Murphy’s Executive Order No. 149 states that school districts may conduct ESY in-person if the New Jersey Covid-19 Youth Summer Camp standards are […]

Noncompete Agreements in Partnerships

Noncompete Agreements in Partnerships

Posted June 15, 2020 in Partnership Disputes

You have decided to leave a business partnership to start your own business. You and your business partner are parties to a noncompete agreement. That agreement prohibits the ability of one partner to compete against the business upon that partner’s exit from the partnership. Therefore, you want to know what you can and cannot do […]

One at One: Playgrounds & Waterparks in New Jersey

One at One: Playgrounds & Waterparks in New Jersey

Posted June 15, 2020 in Education Law

Today’s Issue: Are playgrounds or waterparks open in New Jersey? Answer: No. On June 9, 2020, Governor Murphy issued Executive Order 153 reopening certain outdoor recreational facilities, such as public swimming pool facilities and public and private social clubs, with restrictions. However, playgrounds and waterparks remain closed at this time. Resource: https://nj.gov/infobank/eo/056murphy/pdf/EO-153.pdf To Learn More […]

One at One: Virtual Class & FERPA

One at One: Virtual Class & FERPA

Posted June 12, 2020 in Education Law

Today’s Issue: Are virtual classroom sessions considered “education records” under the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (“FERPA”)? Answer: Yes, provided the recording is maintained by the District or on the District’s behalf. Under FERPA “education records” are defined as records that are: (1) directly related to a student; and (2) maintained by an educational […]

One at One: Is COVID-19 Over in New Jersey?

One at One: Is COVID-19 Over in New Jersey?

Posted June 11, 2020 in Education Law

Today’s Issue: Has New Jersey declared the end to the public health emergency caused by COVID-19? Answer: No. On June 4, 2020, Governor Murphy issued Executive Order 151 stating that the public health emergency caused by COVID-19 continues to exist in New Jersey. Based on Executive Order 151, the public health emergency has been extended […]

One at One: Are Childcare Centers Open in New Jersey?

One at One: Are Childcare Centers Open in New Jersey?

Posted June 10, 2020 in Education Law

Today’s Issue: When are all childcare centers and other childcare facilities allowed to reopen in New Jersey? Answer: On May 29, 2020, Governor Murphy issued Executive Order 149 which allows for the reopening of childcare centers and other childcare facilities on June 15, 2020. Childcare centers and other childcare facilities must submit proper documentation to […]

Business Partner – Don’t be Penny Wise and a Pound Foolish

Business Partner – Don’t be Penny Wise and a Pound Foolish

Posted June 10, 2020 in Partnership Disputes

You and a business partner have a great business plan. You enter into a verbal or written agreement as to how you both plan to conduct and operate your business. 50-50 right? At least that’s what you thought. Too often individuals starting a business relationship with a trusted partner or friend fail to engage attorneys […]

What’s in a Name? Name Changes of Children in New Jersey Family Court

What’s in a Name? Name Changes of Children in New Jersey Family Court

Posted June 9, 2020 in Family Law

In matters involving unmarried parents, New Jersey Courts have adopted a presumption in favor of the surname chosen by the custodial parent. Gubernat v. Deremer, 140 N.J. 120, 144 (1995). However, in adopting that presumption, the Court expressly stated, “we readily envision circumstances in which the presumption could be rebutted.” Id. “The non-custodial parent bears […]

Lou Cappelli to Appear on The Lead with Jake Tapper

Lou Cappelli to Appear on The Lead with Jake Tapper

Posted June 9, 2020 in News

Lou Cappelli, FPSCT&T Partner and Director of the Camden County Board of Chosen Freeholders, will appear on The Lead with Jake Tapper today at 4 pm on CNN. Cappelli will discuss community policing in Camden County, New Jersey. As a result of George Floyd’s death, and calls for changes to law enforcement programs, Camden has […]

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