On Friday, Sept. 29, the NJ Department of Labor and Workforce Development announced that the minimum wage will increase 16 cents from $8.44 per hour to $8.60 per hour on January 1, 2018. Minimum wage increases are tied to a constitutional amendment that voters approved in 2013. At that time voters approved a $1 increase […]
Employment & Labor Law
The White House Office of Management and Budget (OMB) yesterday informed the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) that it is initiating a review and immediate stay of the effectiveness of the pay data collection aspects of the EEO-1 form that was revised on September 29, 2016, in accordance with its authority under the Paperwork Reduction […]
Gov. Chris Christie signed legislation, S-3056, (Eagan, Sumter) eliminating the current unemployment insurance exemption for interns working in hospitals. The new law allows medical school graduates interning at hospitals to be eligible for the same UI benefits and subject to the same UI taxes as other employees. The law took effect immediately.
On Friday July 21, Governor Christie took action on the following Employment and Labor bills: Absolute Veto A-3480 (Downey/Lampitt) –Would have prohibited employers from using an applicant’s salary in determining a salary amount for the applicant at any stage in the hiring process including finalizing the employment contract. NJBIA opposed this legislation because it did […]
Gov. Chris Christie signed legislation that changes period of time used to calculate taxes workers are required to pay toward the state’s Temporary Disability and Family Leave funds from the most recent calendar year to the most recent fiscal year. The legislation, S. 3176, (Madden, Mukherji) requires the Department of Labor and Workforce Development to […]