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Newark Close To Becoming Next City To Approve Sick Leave Ordinance

On January 28, 2014, the Newark City Council approved a sick leave ordinance that would require most private employers in Newark to provide their workers with paid time off. If the mayor of Newark signs this ordinance, Newark...more

2/21/2014 - Employee Benefits Employee Rights Sick Leave

Governor Christie Signs New Jersey Pregnancy Bill Into Law

In the November 2013 and January 2014 issues of the New Jersey eAuthority, we reported on the Senate and Assembly’s passage of a bill (S2995) expanding employment protections for pregnant women. On January 21, 2014, Governor...more

2/21/2014 - Pregnancy Pregnancy Discrimination Reasonable Accommodation

Governor Signs Bill Aiming To Count Time Missed Due To A State Of Emergency In Determining Eligibility For Certain Leave Benefits

In the November 2013 issue of the New Jersey eAuthority, we reported on a bill (S2996) seeking to expand eligibility for state leave and disability benefits for employees who have been laid off or furloughed due to a declared...more

2/21/2014 - Disability Benefits Employee Benefits Paid Leave State of Emergency Unpaid Leave

Governor Signs Law Providing New Jersey Employee Leasing Companies With Choice For Unemployment Insurance Taxes

In the January 2014 issue of the New Jersey eAuthority, we reported that the Senate had introduced a bill (S3087) that would permit employee leasing companies to have their unemployment insurance taxes determined on the basis...more

2/21/2014 - Unemployment Unemployment Benefits Unemployment Insurance

Governor Signs Law Modifying New Jersey “Shared Work Programs”

On January 22, 2014, Governor Chris Christie signed into law a bill (S2741) that modifies short-time unemployment benefits as they relate to employees in shared work programs. “Shared work programs” refer to programs...more

2/21/2014 - Unemployment Unemployment Benefits

Maximum Weekly Benefits For New Jersey Unemployment, Temporary Disability And Family Leave Insurance, And Workers’ Compensation...

Effective January 1, 2014, the maximum weekly benefit for individuals eligible to collect unemployment insurance increased from $624 to $636; the maximum weekly benefit for state plan temporary disability and family leave...more

2/21/2014 - Unemployment Unemployment Benefits

“New Jersey Job Protections Act” Would Require Use Of E-Verify By New Jersey Employers

In January 2014, both the Senate and Assembly introduced bills (S354 and A101) that would require all New Jersey employers to use the federal “E-Verify” system to check the employment eligibility of each new hire, within 90...more

2/20/2014 - E-Verify Immigrants USCIS Visas

“New Jobs For New Jersey Act” Would Provide Tax Benefits To Smaller Private Employers Hiring Unemployed Workers

On January 6, 2014, the Senate introduced a bill (S153) that would provide incentives to small private sector employers that increase their workforce by hiring unemployed workers. Under the legislation, employers with 100 or...more

2/20/2014 - Small Business Tax Benefits Unemployment

Bill Would Expand Female Employees’ Rights Regarding Breastfeeding In The Workplace

On January 9, 2014, the Senate reintroduced a bill (S218), which would amend the New Jersey Law Against Discrimination to make it a civil rights violation for an employee to be fired or otherwise discriminated against because...more

2/20/2014 - Breastfeeding Pregnancy Discrimination Reasonable Accommodation Rest and Meal Break

Proposed Bill Seeks To Require New Jersey Employers To File Monthly, Not Quarterly, Wage Reports On Employees

Employers are currently required to report, on a quarterly basis, wages earned by their employees (on the standardized Wage Record System for New Jersey (WR-30) form). A bill recently introduced in the New Jersey Assembly...more

9/19/2013 - Filing Requirements Proposed Legislation Wages

Domestic Violence Victim Leave Law Enacted In New Jersey

On July 17, 2013, Governor Chris Christie signed into law S2177, the “New Jersey Security and Financial Empowerment Act,” which provides new leave rights to victims of domestic violence and sexual assault, and creates...more

7/22/2013 - Chris Christie Crime Victims Domestic Violence Employee Rights Employer Mandates Paid Leave

New Jersey Governor Signs Domestic Violence Victim Leave Law

On July 17, 2013, Governor Christopher Christie signed into law the “New Jersey Security and Financial Empowerment Act,” which becomes effective on October 1, 2013....more

7/22/2013 - Chris Christie Crime Victims Domestic Violence Paid Leave

New Jersey Senate Introduces New Minimum Wage Bill

On June 5, 2012, the Senate introduced a bill (SCR117) that would amend the New Jersey State Constitution to set the minimum wage at $8.50 per hour with annual adjustments for inflation. ...more

7/16/2012 - Minimum Wage Wages

New Jersey Assembly Amends Applicant/Employee Social Networking Disclosure Bill

On June 25, 2012, the Assembly approved an amended bill (A2878) that would, among other things, prohibit employers from requiring current or prospective employees to disclose their user names or passwords for their personal...more

7/16/2012 - Facebook Job Applicants Passwords Social Media Twitter

Package Of Gender Pay Parity Laws Reaches New Jersey Governor’s Desk

In late June 2012, three significant employment bills (A2647, A2648, and A2650) reached Governor Chris Christie’s desk, having cleared both houses. Whether the governor will sign or veto the bills is unknown. Although...more

7/16/2012 - Chris Christie Discrimination Gender Discrimination Gender-Based Pay Discrimination Statute of Limitations Wages

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