Federal Paid Family Leave Program Signed Into Law – New Poster Requirement

President Trump recently signed a new law expanding family and medical leave for certain employers with fewer than 500 employees. In addition to providing additional paid family leave to employees, the law provides that employers MUST provide notice of these changes to their employees by April 1st. Click here for a printable version of the mandatory “Employee Rights” poster and click here for information on the new law.

Housing Deemed Essential Infrastructure Business

This weekend the US Department of Homeland Security designated construction of single-family and multi-family residences an “Essential Infrastructure Business.” This designation serves as important guidance for states that make determinations for which businesses are essential though it does not serve as a federal order. Please click here to read more from NAHB.

Mortgage Companies to Provide Relief to NJ Homeowners

Governor Murphy announced this weekend that his administration had worked with mortgage companies to provide relief for NJ homeowners and that numerous companies have pledged to provide a 90 day grace period for homeowners affected by COVID-19. Additionally, lenders have agreed not to initiate any foreclosures or evictions for 60 days. Impacted homeowners should contact their lender to see if they qualify. Please click here for more information.

Personal Protective Equipment Donations

Healthcare workers and first responders continue to suffer from a lack of Personal Protective Equipment (PPE). NJ has set up a website to handle donations and for businesses to report if they have stock of PPE per the requirements of Executive Order #109. Please click here to visit the PPE donation and reporting website.

NJ Economic Development Authority Financial Assistance Information

The NJ Economic Development Authority (EDA) has launched a new Emergency Assistance Eligibility Wizard to help businesses determine what resources may be available at assistance.business.nj.gov. Additionally, EDA CEO Tim Sullivan will be speaking with the New Jersey Business & Industry Association, the New Jersey State Chamber of Commerce and the Commerce & Industry Association of New Jersey for a special webinar on March 31st at 4pm to discuss the host of new EDA assistance programs. Please click here to register.

This information can be found on NJBA’s COVID-19 resource page.