On March 24, 2014, a bill (S1846) was introduced that would permit an employer to withhold a portion of an employee’s wages for purchases authorized by the employee made at an event sponsored by an organized and generally-recognized charity that is affiliated with the employer. The law would only apply to events in which at least 20 percent of the profits are being contributed to an organized and generally-recognized charity. Under the current law, withholdings from an employee’s wages are permitted for contributions directly to organized and generally-recognized charities, but not for purchases made by an employee from third-party vendors at events sponsored by charities affiliated with an employer. The bill would also permit public employees to request multiple payroll deductions for payments made to multiple credit union accounts.
Note: This article was published in the May 2014 issue of the New Jersey eAuthority.