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New Jersey’s Proposed Equal Pay Legislation Passes in Both Houses

On March 14, 2016, the New Jersey Assembly passed Bill A2750, a legislation aimed at closing the gender wage gap. For a more detailed discussion of the bill, please see our March 10, 2016 blog post. After passing in both...more

Recently Enacted New Jersey Laws Affecting Employers

In January, New Jersey Governor Chris Christie signed into law two new bills about which New Jersey employers should be aware. One creates an optional state retirement plan marketplace for small businesses, while the other...more

NJ Wage Hike Proposal – Will Employers Feel the Burn?

Presidential candidate Bernie Sanders has been outspoken in his support of a $15/hour national minimum wage. However — at least for private employers – such a change can come only through joint action by both Congress and...more

Governor Christie’s Veto of Hospital Fee Bill Tees Up Additional Litigation

On January 19, 2016, New Jersey Governor Chris Christie vetoed bipartisan legislation that sought to establish hospital “community service contributions” (“CSCs”) in hopes of avoiding litigation concerning the tax burden of...more

Observations from Campaign 2016

by King & Spalding on

THE DEMOCRATS - Hillary Clinton has withstood “Emailgate” and the Democratic Party has in turn coalesced around her campaign. Senator Bernie Sanders’ more than credible challenge will fall short but has met an important...more

Effective November 1, 2015: New Jersey Expands Scope of Prescription Monitoring Program

In July, New Jersey Governor Chris Christie signed legislation that expands the access, registration, and utilization of the New Jersey Prescription Monitoring Program (NJPMP). The legislation, Senate Bill 1998 (S-1998), is...more

New Jersey Clarifies Definition Of Biofuels For Motor Fuel Tax Act Exemptions

by Bergeson & Campbell, P.C. on

On August 10, 2015, Governor Chris Christie (R-NJ) signed into law S.B. 2599/A-4121, an act concerning the definition of certain fuels and amending P.L.2010, c.22. The legislation clarifies New Jersey's Motor Fuel Tax Act...more

Disagreement Between State Senate and Assembly Stalls Paid Sick Leave Bill

On June 22, 2015, the New Jersey Senate Labor Committee approved S785, a bill that would provide mandatory paid sick leave to all New Jersey employees. The bill is similar to A2354, passed by the Assembly Budget Committee, in...more

Meet Chris Christie’s Choice for Commissioner of Banking & Insurance for New Jersey

by Reed Smith on

As part of a restructuring in his administration, New Jersey Governor and GOP Presidential Candidate Chris Christie has nominated Richard J. Badolato, formerly a private practice insurance litigator in Roseland, NJ, as the...more

Political Law Roundup – July 13, 2015

by Genova Burns LLC on

This is the first post in a new series on the blog, providing a quick recap of recent political-law news and developments. - What role will non-profits have on the 2016 presidential election? According to a report in the...more

Court Strikes New Jersey Pension Funding Agreement

by K&L Gates LLP on

The national spotlight on public pension plans shifted to the state of New Jersey last month. After decisions in Oregon and Illinois (see K&L Gates Client Alerts: Changing the Rules in the Middle of the Game and Illinois...more

Under the Dome: Inside the Maine State House

by Pierce Atwood LLP on

Thank you for your readership. The First Regular Session of the 127th Legislature is nearing its end. For now, the Legislature has adjourned but plans to reconvene on July 16. As the pace of legislative developments is now...more

Pay-to-Play Implications of Governor Chris Christie’s Presidential Run

by Genova Burns LLC on

After today’s announcement, New Jersey Governor Chris Christie joins a long list of 2016 presidential candidates, from both parties. But Christie’s position as a sitting governor means that he is subject to different...more

Tax Policy Update

by McGuireWoods LLP on

NUMBER OF THE WEEK: 15. The number of minutes it should take most Americans to do their taxes, according to potential GOP presidential candidate Chris Christie in a Wall Street Journal op-ed published last night. ...more

New Jersey’s Investment Pay-to-Play Law Remains Unchanged in the Wake of Governor Christie’s Conditional Veto

by Genova Burns LLC on

On Monday, Governor Chris Christie conditionally vetoed Senate Bill No. 2430, which sought to expand New Jersey’s pay-to-play laws governing State investments. The current law requires external investment managers of State...more

Is Your Company Ready to Comply with Encryption of Individually Identifiable Health Information?

by Carlton Fields on

New Jersey’s new data privacy standard, signed into law as S. 562 by Gov. Chris Christie on January 9, requires health insurance carriers that are authorized to issue health benefit plans in New Jersey to protect individually...more

N.J. Eliminates Customer Data Collection Requirements for Gift Card Retailers, Issuers

by Ballard Spahr LLP on

New Jersey Governor Chris Christie has signed into law an amendment to the state’s unclaimed property law—S.B. 2235—that eliminated its consumer data collection requirements. In doing so, Governor Christie relieved a...more

Reminder: New Jersey “Ban the Box” is Now in Effect

On March 1, 2015, the Opportunity to Compete Act (the “Act”) went into effect in New Jersey. Governor Chris Christie signed the Act into law last year in an effort to preclude public and private employers with 15 or...more

Relief from the BEIP Freeze?

by Reed Smith on

Unexpected relief may be coming for companies that are owed millions in unpaid incentive grants from New Jersey. The Business Employment Incentive Program (known as BEIP) provided companies with grants of up to 80% of...more

Primary Steps New Jersey Municipalities Must Take to Sell or Lease Public Water or Wastewater Systems to Regulated Utilities Under...

On February 5, 2015, New Jersey Governor Chris Christie signed into law the Water Infrastructure Protection Act to authorize municipalities to transfer water and wastewater assets to regulated utilities by sale or long-term...more

New Jersey Amends “Do Not Call” Law, Eases Prohibition on Telemarketing to Cell Phones

by Davis Wright Tremaine LLP on

In a somewhat significant departure from prior law, New Jersey Governor Chris Christie signed into law a bill to immediately amend the state’s telemarketing sales call rules to expand the ability of companies to make...more

Beyond HIPAA: New Jersey Law Requires Encryption of Personal Data by Health Insurance Carriers

by Epstein Becker & Green on

In response to data breaches that have occurred across the United States, several of which involved the theft of laptop computers, beginning August 1, 2015, health insurance carriers in New Jersey will be obligated to do more...more

New Jersey Requires Encryption for Health Insurance Carriers; May Open Door to Class Action Suits over Violations Under State...

by Reed Smith on

Gov. Chris Christie has signed into law S. 562, which, as its title states, “Requires health insurance carriers to encrypt certain information.” Violation of this new law constitutes a facial violation of the New...more

Christie, Cowboys, and Conflicts: An Overview of New Jersey’s Ethics Rules

by Genova Burns LLC on

There’s a controversy brewing over Governor Chris Christie’s attendance at Sunday’s Dallas Cowboys game, which, according to published reports, was paid for by the Cowboys owner, Jerry Jones. Public officials are generally...more

The Crisis of New Jersey Courts and the Challenge to Judicial Recall

by Ifrah PLLC on

At the very core of judicial independence is the notion that courts and judges decide matters in accordance with the evidence and legal precedent, independent from political power or outside controls. The question of whether...more

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