Municipal Real Estate Tax Update: Governor Murphy Issues Order Authorizing Municipalities to Extend Grace Period for Next Real Estate Tax Payment

On Tuesday, April 28, 2020, Governor Murphy authorized municipalities to extend the grace period for payment of real estate taxes due on May 1st until June 1st. Existing law permits municipalities to provide a 10 day grace period after the…

DIVISION OF LOCAL GOVERNMENT SERVICES (DLGS) ISSUES ADVICE ON TAX DEADLINES, INTEREST AND PENALTIES

The DLGS issued an advice memorandum to municipalities concerning the real estate tax payment due date, as well as local authority with respect to reductions in delinquent tax interest payments and penalties. There is no authority for a municipality to…


Firm consults with families of nursing home victims.

During the current COVID-19 pandemic, cases of ineffective and negligent care provided to nursing home residents with respect to the prevention, detection and management of the virus are unfortunately increasing and present in our communities.  The law firm of DiFrancesco,…

GOVERNOR SIGNS LAW SUPPLEMENTING NEW JERSEY FAMILY LEAVE ACT DURING STATE OF EMERGENCY

In the continuing effort to address the economic effects of COVID-19, Governor Murphy recently signed Senate Bill 2374 which modifies the NJ Family Leave Act. The new law permits an employee to take family leave as a consequence of the…

GOVERNOR PASSES LAW PROVIDING EMPLOYMENT PROTECTION FOR EMERGENCY MEDICAL RESPONDERS DURING STATE OF EMERGENCY

Governor Murphy recently signed legislation that provides employment protection to emergency medical responders who are otherwise employed during a state of emergency. The law defines an “emergency medical responder” as a paid or volunteer member of a duly incorporated first…

COVID-19 UPDATE: Governor Murphy Signs Executive Order Extending Statutory Deadlines for School Districts With Elections Moved from April to May

On April 7, 2020, Governor Murphy signed Executive Order No. 116, extending certain statutory deadlines for school districts that have not moved their elections to November pursuant to N.J.S.A. 19:60-1 (Type II School Districts) with elections scheduled in May, including…

COVID19 UPDATE: MURPHY RELAXES STATUTORY REQUIREMENTS FOR RETIRED OFFICERS AND NEW HIRES

On April 6, Governor Murphy signed Executive Order 115 which provides relief to municipalities by relaxing the “Return to Employment Rule” (N.J.A.C. 17:1-17.14) for the duration of the emergency period. Under the rule, as interpreted by the Division of Pensions,…

Guidance on the Families First Coronavirus Response Act (FFCRA) from the United States Department of Labor (DOL)

In an effort to continue to keep our clients, families, and friends informed of the recent developments in the government’s response to the Covid-19 Epidemic, we provide a new guidance on the Families First Coronavirus Response Act (FFCRA) from the…

COVID-19 UPDATE: EMERGENCY LEAVE LAW

Late yesterday, Governor Murphy signed into law Senate, No 2304 (Sweeney D-3/Scutari D-22)(Sumter D-35/Chapparro D-3), which expands the scope of the State’s temporary disability insurance (TDI), so that workers may obtain TDI or Family Leave Insurance (FLI) benefits by…

Update: Firm’s Operations During Covid-19 Virus Response

As you are aware, Governor Murphy has ordered non-essential businesses to be closed. Although the order does not require business offices to close, DiFrancesco Bateman will be closed to the public. The attorneys and staff at DiFrancesco Bateman will continue…