Please join in celebrating the 5th annual National Apprenticeship Week, taking place November 11–17, 2019. National Apprenticeship Week (NAW) is a nationwide celebration established by the U.S. Department of Labor that brings together leaders in business, labor, educational institutions, and Americans interested in apprenticeships to showcase the positive impact apprenticeship programs have on addressing the […]
Employment & Labor Law
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 […]
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 […]