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MURKY WATERS: Updated COVID-19 Pool Regulations in New Jersey

On June 9th, 2020 Governor Murphy announced Executive Order 153 (the “Order”), laying out certain requirements for outdoor pool openings. Pursuant to the Order, pool facilities were required to comply with the standards set forth by the New Jersey Department of Health (“DOH”) and certain guidelines issued by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention […]

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New Jersey Legislative Leaders Seek Immunity for Community Associations

The aggressive nature of COVID-19 required extraordinary measures by governing bodies – both at the national level and in every community across America – to slow and/or stop its spread. One of the more controversial actions was dictating the close of community amenities, e.g. the pool, gym, clubhouse, etc., despite the resistance of residents. Many […]

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Regarding Executive Order 192 – Requirements for Association’s In-Person Workforce

On October 28th, 2020 Governor Murphy issued Executive Order 192 (2020) (the “Order”), setting forth requirements every business, non-profit, and governmental or educational entity in the State must follow if they require or permit the workforce to be physically present at a worksite. These requirements are intended to aid the protection of employees, residents, and […]

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Exercising with Caution | Requirements for Gym Openings in New Jersey

On August 27, Governor Murphy issued Executive Order 181 (2020) (the “Order”), setting forth requirements for opening health clubs, as defined by N.J.S.A. 56:8-39, which includes gyms and fitness centers.

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Becker New Jersey Community Update for July 2020

Becker’s New Jersey Community Update newsletter features recent news and updates that we think you may find of interest. In July’s Newsletter, We cover all the latest NJ COVID-19 alerts from Department of Health standards for opening Community Association pools, to New Regulations for common interest communities in regards to elections and board meetings. These […]

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Opening the Flood Gates

REQUIREMENTS FOR SWIMMING POOL OPENINGS IN NEW JERSEY EXECUTIVE ORDER 153 and DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH STANDARDS On June 9, Governor Murphy announced that public swimming pools, including community association pools, may open on June 22, 2020, provided compliance with all requirements to be set forth by the standards of the New Jersey Department of Health […]

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New Regulations for Common Interest Communities Concerning Elections and Board Meetings

The New Jersey Department of Community Affairs, Division of Codes and Standards (DCA) published new regulations under the Planned Real Estate Development Full Disclosure Act (PREDFDA) on May 18, 2020. These new regulations are intended to serve as an update to the Radburn Election Law (P.L. 2017, Ch. 106) and will have a significant effect […]

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Tennis Courts – Executive Order 147

On May 18 Governor Murphy’s Executive Order #147 (“EO”) was published. The order, among other matters, permits the opening of private “tennis clubs” subject to compliance with various regulations. Our Community Association Practice Group has reviewed these regulations and it is our opinion that association boards need to take the following into consideration before opening […]

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What Impact Will the Coronavirus Have on Your Community Association’s Ability to Collect Maintenance Fees?

As the Coronavirus (COVID-19) hits home, the uncertainty of its far-reaching economic ramifications has left community associations wondering if this crisis will impact their ability to collect monthly maintenance fees. This is a major concern since the collection of maintenance fees is the very lifeblood of a community association.  Without an income stream, essential services […]

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Becker New Jersey Community Update for February 2020

Becker’s New Jersey Community Update newsletter features recent news and updates that we think you may find of interest. In February’s Newsletter, Arnold Calabrese writes about how you should update your Community Association Liens now and at the beginning of each fiscal year. Martin C. Cabalar tackles the difficult topic of Certificates of Insurance and […]

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Becker New Jersey Community Update for November 2019

Becker’s New Jersey Community Update newsletter features recent news and updates that we think you may find of interest. In November’s Newsletter, Arnold Calabrese discusses the confusion with the NJ Fire Code Regarding Portable Propane BBQ Grills. Vincenzo M. Mogavero and Sarah Klein co write “Applicability of the Marital Communications Privilege in the Digital Age” […]

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