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New Jersey DOL Clarifies Overtime Exemption For Employees Of Common Carriers Of Passengers By Motor Bus

Under current state law, employees of a common carrier of passengers by motor bus are exempt from overtime. N.J.S.A. 34:11-56a4. However, the term “common carrier of passengers by motor bus” was never defined in the...more

4/8/2013 - Common Carriers Department of Labor & Industry Exempt-Employees Over-Time

The “New Jobs For New Jersey Act” Passes In Both The Senate And The Assembly

On February 7 and February 14, 2013, the “New Jobs for New Jersey Act” passed in the Senate (S2211) and the Assembly (A3312), respectively. ...more

4/8/2013 - Job Creation Tax Credits

New Jersey DOL Proposes Rule To Require Unemployment Applicants To Register For Work And Engage In Other Work Search Related...

Currently, an unemployment claimant must simply report to the Division of Unemployment Insurance by telephone, Internet, or mail as directed by the Division to be eligible for unemployment benefits....more

4/5/2013 - Department of Labor & Industry Internet Telecommunications Unemployment Unemployment Benefits Unemployment Insurance

Bills Proposed In New Jersey To Require Payment Of Unemployment Benefits During Lengthy Appeals

In late September, two bills (S2212 and A3309) were introduced which would provide that if a claimant appeals an unemployment determination and no decision is made within 60 days, he or she would be paid any benefits withheld...more

10/15/2012 - Hiring & Firing

Workplace Bullying Law Reintroduced In New Jersey

On September 24, 2012, the “Healthy Workplace Act” (A3249) was re-introduced, seeking once again to make workplace bullying, abuse, and harassment unlawful. The law would dramatically increase employers’ potential liability...more

10/15/2012 - Anti-Harassment Policies Harassment Healthy Workplace Act

“NJ SAFE Act” Would Require Unpaid Leave To Victims Of Sexual Assault Or Domestic Violence

Similar bills pending before the Assembly (A2919) and Senate (S2177), each entitled the “New Jersey Security and Financial Employment Act” or the “NJ SAFE Act,” would require employers with 25 or more employees to provide 20...more

10/15/2012 - Domestic Violence Leave of Absence SAFE Act Safe Leave Sexual Assault Unpaid Leave

City Of Newark Passes Ordinance Restricting Criminal Background Checks And Inquiries

Effective November 18, 2012, employers that have five or more employees, and do business or take applications for employment within the City of Newark, are generally prohibited from conducting criminal history inquiries on...more

10/15/2012 - Criminal Background Checks Hiring & Firing

New Jersey Bill Seeks To Make Independent Contractor Relationship Onerous And Risky

On September 27, 2012, a bill (A3310) was introduced that seeks to place onerous requirements on employers that engage independent contractors (for $600 or more), and that would impose significant damages and penalties for...more

10/15/2012 - Hiring & Firing Independent Contractors

New Pay Equality Poster and Notice Law Enacted in New Jersey

On September 21, 2012, New Jersey Governor Chris Christie signed into law a bill that will require New Jersey employers with 50 or more employees to post and distribute to employees a notice of their right to be free from...more

9/25/2012 - Discrimination Gender-Based Pay Discrimination Sex Discrimination

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