02.22.2021Governor Murphy Gives Cannabis the Green LightNew Jersey wait no longer – recreational use of cannabis is finally here. Earlier today, Governor Murphy signed the enabling legislation for recreational use into law. What does this mean? Adults 21 and over will be permitted to consume recreational cannabis legally within the state, and the industry is soon poised to expand exponentially.
12.10.2020How Pangaea Will Shape New Jersey’s Cannabis MarketplaceAccording to the Appellate Division’s published opinion In re the Application for Medicinal Marijuana Alternative Treatment Ctr. for Pangaea Health and Wellness, LLC. et al. ___ N.J. Super. ____ (App. Div. 2020) the Department of Health (“the Department”) has some explaining to do about its Alternative Treatment Center licensing process.
12.08.2020Smile, You're on CameraGovernor Murphy recently signed two bills governing the use of body worn camera (BWC) by law enforcement officers in New Jersey.
11.02.2020Police Discipline Record Release: Upheld but Temporarily StayedThe Superior Court of New Jersey, Appellate Division recently issued a unanimous decision upholding Directive 2020-5 and Directive 2020-6 amending the New Jersey Attorney General’s Internal Affairs Policy & Procedures (“IAPP”), which governs police internal affairs investigations in New Jersey.
07.07.2020Will You Be Immune to COVID-19 Lawsuits?As businesses and institutions of higher education begin returning to in-person work or instruction, entities continue to grapple with reopening and the probability of infection despite following all current health guidelines. The evolving guidance from health officials, the federal, state and local governments means that businesses and institutions will be constantly monitoring and updating procedure and protocols in response to the public health emergency.
04.03.2020In the Wake of the COVID-19 Pandemic, New Jersey Expands Employee Leave Entitlements On March 25, 2020, New Jersey Governor Phil Murphy signed S2304, amending the New Jersey Earned Sick Leave Law, the New Jersey Family Leave Act (“FLA”), and the New Jersey Temporary Disability Benefits Law (“TDL”). The amendments expand an employee’s ability to take leave and collect temporary disability benefits during epidemic-related emergencies.