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Employment Blog, several weeks ago Labor Secretary Alexander Acosta announced that the U.S. Department of Labor has withdrawn two Obama-era informal guidance documents.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
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.