Posts tagged New Jersey
New Jersey Employers Must Update Their Workplace Postings to Include the NJDOL's New Family Leave Posters

As we previously posted, New Jersey recently expanded family leave entitlements for workers in the state. That included expanding coverage of the New Jersey Family Leave Act and New Jersey’s Family Leave Insurance benefits. The New Jersey Department of Labor (NJDOL) recently issued updated versions of the mandatory workplace posters for the New Jersey Family Leave Act and Family Leave Insurance. The NJDOL also issued updated its Frequently Asked Questions for Family Leave Insurance.

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New Jersey Enacts Auto IRA Program for Employers of 25 or More Employees

On March 28, 2018, New Jersey joined California, Connecticut, Illinois, Maryland, and Oregon by enacting an auto-enrollment IRA program. The program, known as the New Jersey Secure Choice Savings Program (the “Program”), will require all New Jersey employers with 25 or more employees to participate in a state run IRA program, unless they have their own retirement plan.

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New Jersey Enacts $15 Per Hour Minimum Wage

On February 4, 2019, Governor Murphy signed into law a minimum wage increase that will increase New Jersey's minimum wage for most workers from $8.85 to $15 per hour by 2024. The $15 per hour minimum wage will be phased in according to the following schedule: 

Effective Date                                  New Minimum Wage

 July 1, 2019:                                                 $10 per hour

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New Jersey DOL Issues Earned Sick Leave Notice of Employee Rights

Starting Monday, October 29, 2018, almost all New Jersey employers must start complying with the state's new Earned Sick Leave Law. We had previously written about the law and the proposed regulations.

 In anticipation of the law's effective date, the New Jersey Department of Labor and Workforce Development has issued a "Notice of Employee Rights." The Notice can be found here.

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New Jersey Issues Proposed Regulations for the State's Paid Sick Leave Law

As we previously reported, New Jersey's Paid Sick Leave Act becomes effective on October 29, 2018. In anticipation of the upcoming effective date for the new law, the New Jersey Department of Labor (NJDOL) recently released its proposed regulations concerning the Act.

 The proposed regulations answer several questions created by the statutory language of the Act. Some of the more significant ones are noted below.

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New Jersey Plans to Crack Down on the Misclassification of Employees as Independent Contractors

New Jersey employers that utilize independent workers will likely soon find the State looking over their shoulders to see if such workers were properly classified as independent and to collect unpaid taxes for any misclassified workers.

On August 10, 2018, the New Jersey Department of Labor announced that it had entered into a worksharing agreement with the United States Department of Labor to end employee misclassification in New Jersey. According to the press release, misclassification of employees has cost New Jersey over $80 million in employer tax contributions since 2010.

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New Jersey Employers Need to Prepare for Mandatory Paid Sick Leave

Following the enactment of a sweeping Equal Pay Law, on May 2, 2018, Governor Murphy signed the Earned Sick and Safe Days Act, which mandates that employers in New Jersey provide paid sick leave to their employees. The Act takes effect on October 29, 2018 and will preempt all existing local sick leave ordinances when it takes effect.

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New Jersey Enacts Broad Expansion of its Equal Pay Laws Bringing With It Significant Liabilities for Employers

New Jersey's Diane B. Allen Equal Pay Act (the "Equal Pay Act" or "Act") will become effective on July 1, 2018 and significantly expands New Jersey's equal pay laws. Violations of the Equal Pay Act will carry substantial liabilities, so New Jersey employers will need to act quickly to ensure compliance with the new law.

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New Jersey Employers Must Accommodate Breastfeeding Mothers

The New Jersey Law Against Discrimination (NJLAD) was recently amended to prohibit discrimination against breastfeeding employees. Not only does the amendment prohibit discrimination against such employees, but it also requires employers to provide breastfeeding employees with a reasonable accommodation to express breastmilk. 

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'Tis the Season: Is Your Business Ready to Comply with its Year-End Employment Obligations?

As we enter the Holiday Season, business owners need to remain mindful of upcoming changes in employment laws and the year-end human resources compliance obligations that might effect their businesses.

Minimum Wage Increases

 The minimum wage in both New York and New Jersey is set to increase shortly. 

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