Among the slew of new legislation that Gov. Murphy signed on January 21, 2020, is an amendment to the Millville Dallas Airmotive Plant Job Loss Notification Act, New Jersey’s plant closing law which is fashioned after the federal plant closing law, known as the WARN Act. » Read More
As 2019 comes to an end, it’s time to take a breather from another very busy year. New Jersey continued it’s push as one of the country’s most employee-friendly states, with a number of new laws and amendments to existing laws. » Read More
Every employer in the state of New Jersey that employs at least 20 people is required to offer pre-tax commuter benefits to employees (who are not subject to a collective bargaining agreement). The definition of “employee” mirrors the definition used in the unemployment compensation law: that is, anyone hired or employed by the employer who reports to the employer’s work location. » Read More
Thank you for subscribing to The Jersey Workforce, our New Jersey employment law blog! This blog is being merged into Norris McLaughlin’s new and improved employment law blog, Norris in the Workplace, to better serve our clients by covering New Jersey, New York, and Pennsylvania laws all in one place. » Read More
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While New Jersey has long been considered progressive in preserving and protecting the employment rights of its citizens (see last year’s Pay Equity and Paid Sick Leave Laws), current activity in the Legislature and Governor’s office relating to laws impacting the workplace is at an all-time high. » Read More
As employers with New Jersey employees should know, the state’s Paid Sick Leave Act goes into effect on October 29, 2018. The Act requires all employers, regardless of size, to provide up to 40 hours of paid sick leave to employees in a “benefit year” that is determined by the employer. » Read More
As you may recall, we previously wrote about the Pennsylvania Department of Labor & Industry (“L&I”) receiving a grant from the U.S. Department of Labor to research options for paid family leave models in the Commonwealth. After more than a year of researching this topic, including surveying 600 Pennsylvania workers and 500 Pennsylvania employers, L&I recently issued a report that addresses support for and the feasibility of a statewide paid family and medical leave insurance program funded by employee payroll contributions. » Read More