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NJ Governor Murphy’s Executive Order No. 107 – Operations of Law Firm Employees and Staff

New Jersey Governor Phillip Murphy’s Executive Order No. 107

Paragraphs 10 and 11

The following paragraphs below come from Governor Murphy’s Executive Order No. 107 in response due to the growing concerns of the COVID-19 virus. These paragraphs relate to the practice and operations of law firm staff and employees. Other businesses, including law firms, are directed to have most of their workforce, “wherever practicable,” telework from home, with the exception of employees who cannot perform their functions via these arrangements.The order lists examples of employees who need to be physically present as those who perform general building maintenance, IT maintenance and administrative functions, among others.

” (10) All businesses or non-profits in the State, whether closed or open to the public, must accommodate their workforce, wherever practicable, for telework or work-from-home arrangements. For purposes of this order, “telework” means the practice of working from home or alternative locations closer to home through the use of technology that equips the individual to access necessary materials.

(11) To the extent a business or non-profit has employees that cannot perform their functions via telework or work-from-home arrangements, the business or non-profit should make best efforts to reduce staff on site to the minimal number necessary to ensure that essential operations can continue. Examples of employees who need to be physically present at their work site in order to perform their duties include, but are not limited to, law enforcement officers, fire fighters, and other first responders, cashiers or store clerks, construction workers, utility workers, repair workers, warehouse workers, lab researchers, information technology maintenance workers, janitorial and custodial staff, and certain administrative staff.”

 

Below is the link to Governor Murphy’s Executive Order No. 107. Previously cited paragraphs 10 and 11 are relocated on page 10.

Governor Murphy Executive Order No. 107. pdf