On February 4, 2019, Governor Phil Murphy signed A-15, which sets New Jersey on a path to increase the minimum wage to $15 by 2024. The new law takes effect on July 1, 2019, but it’s not as straightforward as you may think. How much the minimum wage will rise and when depends, in part, […]
Labor Commissioner Robert Asaro-Angelo proposed a $171 million budget for Fiscal Year 2020, a decrease of $1.1 million under the fiscal year FY 2019 adjusted appropriation of $172.1 million. Asaro-Angelo highlighted the Department’s efforts to improve the service constituents receive when they apply for unemployment, family leave or temporary disability insurance benefits. He also emphasized […]
Legislation that would penalize employers for moving their call centers out of New Jersey was amended on the floor in the Senate on March 25. NJBIA will be working with stakeholders and sponsors on further amendments. Please contact Mike Wallace at email@example.com for questions or concerns.
The Legislature canceled a planned vote on a bill legalizing adult use cannabis on Monday, March 25. It is unclear when they will reschedule a vote on the bill. Governor Murphy had planned to substantially expand the state’s medical marijuana program but agreed to hold off on those plans and give the Legislature another chance […]
Legislation that would impose severe penalties on employers for unintentional mistakes passed in the Senate on March 25, but was pulled from the Assembly board list. NJBIA submitted testimony in opposition and is seeking amendments to clarify that the increased penalties under the bill are for knowing and willing violations and asking for the joint […]