Mandatory 2022 Reporting Obligations For Cross-Border Business Structures Or Cross-Border Transactions

Mandatory 2022 Reporting Obligations For Cross-Border Business Structures Or Cross-Border Transactions August 16, 2022 Authored by: Robert M. Schechter, JD and Maria Dermatis The United States Department of Commerce’s Bureau of Economic Analysis has published notice of proposed rulemaking in the Federal Register in connection with its issuance of 2022 BE-12 and BE-120 Benchmark Surveys. Responses to these Benchmark Surveys …

Former School Superintendent Mary Robinson Cohen Joins Porzio Compliance Services, LLC 

MORRISTOWN, N.J. – Porzio Compliance Services, LLC (PorzioCS), a wholly-owned subsidiary of the law firm of Porzio, Bromberg & Newman, PC, is pleased to announce that Mary Robinson Cohen has joined the PorzioCS Education Team. Cohen’s extensive education background will provide existing and future clients with practical hands-on experience and expertise. As a Senior Education Specialist, Cohen will provide regulatory …

Governor Murphy Signs Legislation Requiring NJ Public Schools to Develop Threat Assessment Teams

August 2, 2022 Client Alert On August 1, 2022, Governor Murphy signed legislation (A4075/3229) requiring NJ Public Schools, including Charter Schools and Renaissance Schools, to develop and adopt policies for the establishment of threat assessment teams in their schools. According to the new law “the purpose of a threat assessment team shall be to provide school teachers, administrators, and other …

School Safety and Security Legislation Update

At the conclusion of the 2021-22 New Jersey Legislative Session, two pieces of legislation with direct connections to school safety and security were passed. In the aftermath of recent acts of school violence nationally and highly publicized hazing incidents in New Jersey, these new laws will impact the way school staff and students practice emergency responses and enhance reporting, investigation, compliance, and consequences for harassment, intimidation, and bullying incidents in schools. 

Using Lessons Learned To Prevent School Violence

December 6, 2021 – For decades, school leaders, law enforcement officials, parents, students, and communities that have experienced tragic incidents of targeted violence in schools have provided insights, after-action reports, and “lessons learned” from their experiences. Government agencies, non-profit organizations, task forces, and researchers have convened to identify commonalities among these violent acts to develop best practices to prevent, respond to, and recover from violence in schools. After decades of research and advocacy for safer schools, acts of violence continue to go unmitigated despite an abundance of guidance on the subject.

Start with Respect to Make Schools Safer

October 4, 2021 – Violence in schools exists in many forms- from bullying and physical altercations between students to the threat of targeted violence from internal and external actors. While violence prevention is a year-round obligation for schools, the month of October provides several opportunities for school communities and their partners to address school violence head-on as the school year gets into full swing. 

Back to School Safety Compliance-NJ School Safety and Security Requirements

September 2, 2021 – While COVID-19 has consumed our conversations and resources over the past year, and variants of COVID-19 and rising levels of infection continue to require schools to adapt for in-person learning for the 2021-22 school year, planning for masks, vaccines, disinfecting, and other disease mitigation strategies,  preparation for the upcoming school year must also include the traditional back-to-school planning of years past. Safety and security considerations should top the list to ensure a safe return for students and staff.

Unemployment Fraud and COVID-19: The Perfect Storm

No one ever thinks that identity theft can happen to them — especially over the course of the COVID-19 pandemic. Little did people realize that fraudsters never rest and that the COVID-19 pandemic created the perfect opportunity for stealing identities and wreaking havoc on people’s lives. As businesses shut down due to the health emergency, unemployment applications increased and created …

The School Year is Over- What’s Next?

The 2020-21 school year has been extremely challenging. Pandemic related planning, remote and hybrid schedules, and periodic closures have left administrators, teachers, staff, students, and parents exhausted and in need of a well-deserved respite. As plans for proms, award ceremonies, graduations, and other yearend activities are finalized, it appears the school year is officially winding down.

Violence in the Workplace: Prevent, Prepare, Respond, and Recover

A spate of widely publicized shootings in recent weeks has renewed the conversation around these incidents and the need to focus on ways to prevent acts of violence. While some of these incidents occurred at public venues with little or no apparent connection between the location and the assailant, other circumstances place incidents in the category of workplace violence.