A new law taking effect this year makes it illegal for employers to screen job applicants based on salary history. The law is seen as a way of promoting gender and racial equity, since basing future compensation on what employees have been paid in the past can wind up perpetuating past biases in pay. Shortly […]
Employment & Labor Law
On behalf of our member companies that provide more than 1 million jobs in the state and make the New Jersey Business & Industry Association the largest statewide business association in the country, I am writing in opposition to Assembly Bill 5145. The bill would amend the WARN Notice Law to increase the minimum number […]
New Jersey Coalition Against Sexual Assault and the NJ Division on Civil Rights are hosting public hearings on Sept. 24 and Sept. 25 about sexual harassment in employment, housing, and places of public accommodation in New Jersey. The Sept. 24 public hearing will be held from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. at the Hackensack Performing […]
Sometime next year, the federal regulations governing overtime are probably going to change. The U.S. Department of Labor has proposed a significant increase to the minimum salary you will have to pay an employee in order for them to qualify as an executive or administrative employee. The employee’s salary rate is the threshold consideration of […]
Preliminary June statistics from the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) finds that New Jersey’s unemployment rate has decreased to 3.5%.