10.06.2021Diversity Finds Its Home At Genova Burns LLC Genova Burns LLC newly revamped Diversity, Equity & Inclusionary Committee led by co-Chairs Harris S. Freier, Esq. and Jennifer Borek, Esq. is making an impact Firm-wide. The committee has exceeded its initial plan of action and is moving forward on multiple fronts. The DE&I Committee had planned on spearheading a number of firm initiatives including programming with the Rutgers Association of Black Law Students, implementation of diverse hiring practices, a diverse speaker series, sponsorship and support of organizations campaigning for diversity, and social events and awards that emphasize our shared diversity.
07.09.2021New Jersey Enacts Higher Penalties for Employee MisclassificationOn July 8, 2021, Governor Phil Murphy signed three bills into law that continue to raise the stakes for employers that misclassify employees as independent contractors. With these changes, businesses that operate in New Jersey and misclassify employees can expect to pay stiffer fines and face legal enforcement actions that did not exist before.
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.
10.29.2020The High Risk of Insuring CannabisAs the billion-dollar cannabis industry continues to develop in the tri-state region and elsewhere, investors, cultivators, retailers and various ancillary businesses are realizing the heightened risks associated with their operations. Insurers and insureds alike, however, should be aware of the unique insurance challenges.