On January 17, 2019, Governor Phil Murphy and Legislative Leaders announced the collective decision to raise the minimum wage rate in New Jersey from $8.85 per hour to $15 per hour for most businesses over a five (5) year period. On January 24, 2019, the New Jersey Assembly's Labor Committee approved legislation (Assembly Bill A-15) that would implement the minimum wage increase. If approved by other Legislative Committees, passed by both the full Assembly and Senate, and signed into law by the Governor in its present form, key provisions of Bill A-15 include the following
On November 9, 2018, the New Jersey Economic Development Authority ("NJEDA") provided an outline of several new enhancements to its existing lending programs for small businesses in New Jersey. In particular, the NJEDA announced changes to its "Premier Lender Program" and its small business lending programs, as well as the implementation of the new "Access Program."
Public Finance Shareholder Jeffrey Winitsky explains the newly adopted amendments to Rule 15c2-12 of the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission Act of 1934 that effect reporting requirements for municipal bond issuers.
A recent change in the law now allows for all types of affordable housing development projects to get credits and reductions for sewer and water connection fees. Shareholder Jeffrey Winitsky explains.