NJBIA President and CEO Michele Siekerka will be featured this weekend on State of Affairs with Steve Adubato on PBS. The discussion focuses on New Jersey’s challenges in regional business competitiveness, the prospect of a minimum wage increase to $15 per hour and the need for structural reform to address New Jersey’s annual budget woes. […]
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Mental health parity requires health plans to treat mental health and substance abuse the same as other medical conditions, and the U.S. Department of Labor(DOL)has made enforcing the law a priority. Attorneys at Jackson Lewis, NJBIA’s HR legal hotline provider, have put together an article explaining what that means for employers. It’s the highlight of […]
The Trump administration wants government and businesses to work more closely together to produce the skilled workers needed to fill more than 6.7 million job openings nationwide. In an executive order signed yesterday, Trump created the President’s National Council for the American Worker to develop a national strategy for “empowering American workers.” This would include […]
In a #Metoo-#Timesup world, should businesses add sexual harassment inquiries to their background checks on new hires? Some HR websites advise it. A blog post at glassdoor.com, for instance, suggests employers “Talk to former employers and supervisors. Ask about workplace behavior and relationships. Inquire about reasons for leaving….” But most companies have a policy of […]
A Rutgers University marketing student and a recent graduate of Ocean County College who is continuing nursing classes at Stockton University will be the 2018 recipients of the New Jersey Business & Industry Association’s Rising Star Award. Amanda Maher, an undergraduate at Rutgers Business School in New Brunswick, and Briann Skiba, who graduated from Ocean […]