Rahool Patel

Client Alert: Legislative Changes to the Family Leave Act and the WARN Act

Earlier this month, the New Jersey Legislature made further changes to the state’s labor and employment laws in light of the COVID-19 pandemic.  In particular, the Legislature amended the Family Leave Act and the Millville Dallas Airmotive Plant Job Loss Notification Act (commonly known as the “NJ WARN Act”).  These changes directly impact the rights […]

Trade Group Calls on Ansell.Law to Address Legal Concerns Relating to COVID-19

The unprecedented events and dynamic changes necessitated as a response to COVID-19 have left many businesses grasping for a way to get a handle on the current situation. The Alliance of Automotive Service Providers of New Jersey (AASP/NJ) turned to Ansell Grimm & Aaron PC’s Joshua Bauchner and Rahool Patel to get some guidance.  The […]

Client Alert: The CARE Act – Paycheck Protection Plan Updates

On April 3, 2020, the federal government unveiled the Paycheck Protection Plan (PPP), an undertaking intended to assist small businesses through the COVID-19 pandemic by providing them loans, and at the same time, incentivizing keeping employees on the payroll. What Businesses Qualify for Loans? The loans are available from existing SBA lenders to businesses with […]

Client Alert: Coronavirus (COVID-19) and Business Interruption Claims

Numerous companies are facing dramatic and unprecedented circumstances as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic. To stay afloat, businesses are being forced to reduce their staffing at varying levels, decrease employee hours and salaries, and unfortunately, in many instances, eliminate staff altogether. In fact, in many states, including New Jersey, businesses deemed “non-essential” have been […]

Client Alert: The Applicability Of Force Majeure Clauses In A Pandemic

Many leases contain a force majeure clause which, traditionally, excused performance by the tenant due to extraordinary circumstances or an Act of God. Perhaps not surprisingly, the law is ambiguous as to the effect of a force majeure clause in the face of the current pandemic: in sum, does the pandemic permit invocation of the […]

Client Alert: What to Expect from the CARES Act – The Paycheck Protection Program

While we are facing a global crisis in connection with the Coronavirus, or COVID-19 pandemic, life as we know it has been significantly disrupted. Small businesses are struggling to stay afloat, especially those that have been made to work remotely, close their doors entirely, or substantially limit their business operations by order of state and […]

Client Alert: Important Information about the Families First Coronavirus Response Act

Summary:  The Families First Coronavirus Response Act (“FFCRA”) has made substantial changes to employee rights and employer responsibilities, including the creation of emergency paid sick leave and the expansion of the FMLA to include paid leave in certain circumstances. The Families First Coronavirus Response Act On March 18, 2020, the president signed the FFCRA into […]

Client Alert: Information for NJ employers about pay during COVID-19 closures

As the COVID-19 situation continues to evolve, many business owners have questions about New Jersey law. Many are asking whether they are required to pay employees under certain circumstances in a pandemic. Our Labor and Employment attorneys share the following information. Under New Jersey law, do we have to pay our employees if our business […]

NJ Superior Court Reinforces Stay Against Department of Health Relating to Medical Marijuana Alternative Treatment Center Applications

Court clarifies Dec. 2019 order granting Ansell Grimm & Aaron’s request for a stay of all administrative proceedings relating to all applications for medical marijuana alternative treatment centers. Ansell Grimm & Aaron’s Cannabis Law attorneys, including practice chair Joshua S. Bauchner and Rahool Patel, represent various companies which applied for medical marijuana licenses with the […]