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Duane Morris adds partner in Newark

Morris "Mo" Bauer, who represents represents debtors, creditor committees, banks and other secured creditors, trade creditors, and landlords in Chapter 11 proceedings and is a New Jersey bankruptcy mediator, joins the Business Reorganization and Financial Restructuring group from Norris McLaughlin PA.

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Aging positively

The concept of aging positively means knowing that you, your family and your wealth is protected. It refers to the idea that seniors should be able to enjoy their golden years without the worries and concerns that often come with aging. By Curcio Mirzaian Sirot LLC partner Jason E. Marx.

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Extended protection

Employers may soon be unable to reject an applicant based on elder age, and folks 70 and older may be protected from forced retirement with the signing of a bill that received unanimous approval in the state Legislature in June.

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What’s happening

Nursing and veterans homes were among the hardest hit facilities in the early days of the pandemic, with the outbreak among older patients prompting widespread outrage and calls for reform. Now, under legislation the governor signed in February, those facilities, hospitals, surgery centers, senior homes and hospice centers will be required to report COVID-19 outbreaks and fatalities of their staff to state health officials.

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Here to stay

On June 17, The U.S. Supreme Court dismissed a challenge to the ACA in California v. Texas. The Court’s 7-2 decision concluded that the plaintiffs did not have standing to litigate the constitutionality of the law. In this week's Closing Entry, Corporate Synergies General Counsel and Senior Vice President Daniel Kuperstein writes about what that means for employers.

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