Acting Governor Shelia Oliver signed a new law on Thursday, July 25 that prohibits employers from asking job applicants about their salary history before making them a job offer that includes compensation. The new law, which takes effect on Jan. 1, 2020, would make it an unlawful employment practice for any employer to: Screen a […]
Employment & Labor Law
Preliminary June statistics from the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) finds that New Jersey’s unemployment rate has decreased to 3.5%.
A study by the Congressional Budget Office (CBO) has found that approximately 1.3 million workers could become jobless if the federal minimum wage is increased to $15 per hour by 2025. The CBO also studied the effects of a potential $12 and $10 per hour minimum wage and concluded that smaller increases result in fewer […]
NJBIA President & CEO Michele Siekerka, Esq., issued the following statement on Monday as the minimum wage increased to $10 per hour, the first step toward the phase-in of a $15 minimum wage by Jan. 1, 2024. See NJBIA’s Fast Facts on the Minimum Wage law here for more information about the law’s provisions. “Since […]
On Thursday, the New Jersey General Assembly passed S-1790 / A-2903 by a vote of 43-26-5. The Senate then concurred by a vote of 22-12. The bill now heads to the Governor’s desk for his consideration. The bill would impose enhanced enforcement procedures, remedies, and a variety of administrative sanctions against employers for violating wage […]