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Jun 08, 2020

Got Room for Another Poster?

In January of this year, we reported on a series of new laws that targeted the issue of misclassifying workers as independent contractors rather than employees. Worker misclassification costs New Jersey millions of dollars in lost taxes and contributions to the state’s unemployment and disability funds and curtailing this practice has been the focus of Governor Murphy’s administration. » Read More

Jan 24, 2020

Employers Misclassifying Workers as Independent Contractors: A Six-Pack of Employee Misclassification Laws

We ended last year with a blog post reviewing a number of new laws and amendments to existing laws that were enacted in 2019. On Tuesday, January 21, 2020, Gov. Phil Murphy signed 153 new laws, whose effects range from banning flavored vape products to allowing lottery winners to remain anonymous. » Read More

Jun 23, 2017

What The Change In Course By The USDOL On Worker Classification Means For NJ Employers

As my colleague John Buckley wrote about in our Lehigh Valley Employment Blog, several weeks ago Labor Secretary Alexander Acosta announced that the U.S. Department of Labor has withdrawn two Obama-era informal guidance documents.  These include the 2015 guidance regarding the misclassification of employees as independent contractors under the Fair Labor Standards Act, in which the Department stated that “most workers are employees” and set forth an “economic realities” test to determine the relationship between employers and workers.  » Read More

Jan 09, 2017

When Ubering Goes Wrong: A Lesson for Both Drunks And Employers

Uber is a wonderful invention that has a primary function of driving intoxicated people from point A to point B.  Sometimes, however, getting from point A to point B becomes an issue.

This week, a lawsuit was filed in Philadelphia against Uber, claiming that an Uber driver threw a rider from the car and beat him when he asked to be taken from Philadelphia to New Jersey.  » Read More

Dec 30, 2015

New Jersey Employers Prepare for 2016

With 2015 coming to an end, New Jersey employers must ready their businesses for the coming year.  With this in mind, we have compiled the following information for New Jersey employers to consider as we enter 2016.

  • The New Jersey Department of Labor announced in September 2015 that the state minimum wage would remain the same. 
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