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Wednesday, February 1, 2023

Proposed auto insurance bills will dramatically raise rates — just ask people in Florida

As local insurance agents who engage with members of the public seeking insurance coverage on a daily basis, we know all too well the negative impact that broad and poorly defined legal standards —...

PPP loans are still available: Here are 4 reasons to apply

Gov. Phil Murphy recently signed a five-bill package that will provide $100 million in grants to various small businesses, restaurants, arts and cultural establishments, and nonprofits in New Jersey. Such grant programs provide additional...

Why eviction moratorium is not fair to landlords

At first blush, when people hear about an eviction moratorium, it sounds like an important societal accommodation. Let’s face it: Landlords are not sympathetic figures. However, there are two sides to this issue. Many landlords...

Drug testing in era of legalized cannabis: Do’s and Don’ts for employers

Gov. Phil Murphy recently signed the New Jersey Cannabis Regulatory, Enforcement Assistance and Marketplace Modernization Act, a law detailing the permissible use of recreational marijuana. NJCREAMMA legalizes recreational use of marijuana for adults over 21....

Expansion of Employee Retention Credit … PPP loan plus ERC now allowed

The Taxpayer Certainty and Disaster Tax Relief Act of 2020, or TCDTRA, that was passed Dec. 27 contains several important changes to the Employee Retention Credit, or ERC. The CARES Act passed earlier in...

N.J. needs to clear up unemployment insurance uncertainty for employers

New Jersey’s unemployment insurance system has worked as intended for decades to protect workers who have lost their jobs. Employers and employees alike pay a payroll tax into a state fund, with the federal government backing it up as needed. The state...

N.J. has hiring crisis: Here are some ways to address it

The headlines have been nothing short of glaring. A family-owned delicatessen with 10 years under its belt announces it is closing because it can no longer find staff. Restaurant owners needing to offer finders fees and...

Why N.J. should not lock down again: Cases vs. infections

As Gov. Phil Murphy and everyone else in New Jersey debate the merits of a second state shutdown due to COVID-19, it is incredibly important to define what a case is and what an...

Urban redevelopment done right: How to spark revitalization while honoring cultural history

Last month, the New Jersey Economic Development Authority approved $67 million in tax credits through its Economic Redevelopment & Growth program to preserve and rehabilitate historic Hinchliffe Stadium in Paterson. This ERG tax credit award...

‘Other states are taking notice of N.J.’s lousy business climate and are trying to...

New Jersey Assemblyman John McKeon (D-West Orange), chair of the Financial Institutions Committee, recently proposed a financial transaction tax that will kill jobs and revenue across New Jersey and test the state’s ability to...

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NAI James E. Hanson negotiates land sale to Habitat for Humanity Lehigh Valley

Teterboro-based NAI James E. Hanson on Tuesday said it sold 11.31 acres of land at 3506 Kesslersville Road in Easton, Pennsylvania. Hanson’s Sigmund Schorr represented...

PastaRAMEN is debuting its first brick-and-mortar restaurant in Montclair

After gaining a cult following during its two-year run as an exclusive, invite-only pop-up, pastaRAMEN said Tuesday that it is opening its first brick-and-mortar...