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By Susan S. Hodges on January 27, 2020
New Jersey's Wage Payment Law - New Requirements for Paychecks

Last week, Governor Murphy signed Senate bill 2000 into law, amending New Jersey’s Wage Payment Law, N.J.S.A. 34:11-4.6, which required private employers to provide certain information regarding deductions taken from their paychecks.

By Andrew W. Li, Michael W. Herbert on January 17, 2020
Will New Jersey's "CROWN Act" Prove to be a Headache for Public Employers?

With new amendments to the Law Against Discrimination (“LAD”) signed into law last month, New Jersey became the third state in the country to prohibit discrimination against a person’s hair style. 

By Natalia P. Teekah, Yin Zhou on October 24, 2019
SRRA 2.0 and the Direct Oversight Program – Important Information for Prospective Purchasers

In a prior blog post we examined recent changes to New Jersey Site Remediation Reform Act ("SRRA") stemming from the passage of Assembly Bill A-5293. This new law, colloquially known as "SRRA 2.0," makes a few important changes to New Jersey's site remediation laws that may impact clients involved in purchase-and-sale or other property transfer transactions.

By Jeffrey D. Winitsky on August 28, 2019
Changes to Timing for Payment of Non-Residential Tax Appeals by Municipalities  

On August 9, 2019, Governor Phil Murphy Assembly Bill A-2004, (the "Bill"), which now permits municipalities in New Jersey to pay non-residential property tax appeal refunds over a period of three years.   

By Susan S. Hodges on August 16, 2019
Attendance at IEP Meetings Covered by FMLA

Client Alert! On August 8, 2019, the U.S. Department of Labor ("DOL") issued an opinion letter in which the DOL concluded that the Family and Medical Leave Act ("FMLA") covers a parent’s attendance at his/her child’s individualized education ("IEP") meeting at school.

By Susan S. Hodges on August 9, 2019
New Jersey Wage Theft Act Expands Fines, Penalties and Damages for Wage and Hour Violations

On August 6, 2019 Acting Governor Shelia Oliver signed the Wage Theft Act into law. The law revised New Jersey wage and hour laws to include new civil and criminal penalties for failure to pay compensation and benefits, pensions, medical treatment, disability benefits, and workers' compensation.

By Anand A. Acharya on August 6, 2019
The LIBOR Phase-Out:  Part 3

In Parts 1 and 2 of this series, we discussed the circumstances that led to the planned phase-out of the London Inter-bank Offered Rate, commonly referred to as “LIBOR” and the proposed replacement rate known as the Secured Overnight Financing Rate (“SOFR”). In this last part of the series, we will present the proposed language recommended by the Alternative Reference Rate Committee (“ARRC”) to be used in new contracts that reference LIBOR.

By Susan S. Hodges on July 26, 2019
New Jersey Law Against Discrimination Amended to Ban Employers from Asking about Pay History

On July 25, 2019, New Jersey Acting Gov. Sheila Oliver signed A1094 into law, which amends the New Jersey Law Against Discrimination to prevent employers from asking about workers’ wages and salary histories.

By Michael J. Coskey on July 17, 2019
Strict Statutory Construction Bars “Fully Deserving” Veteran Tax Relief

The New Jersey Constitution allows disabled veterans to benefit from special local property tax treatment in the form of a total exemption. The intent of the exemption, in part, is to compensate veterans for the experiences of war and to acknowledge their sacrifices.

By Colleen S. Heckman on June 28, 2019
Minimum Wage Will Increase on July 1

In February of 2019, Governor Murphy signed a bill that gradually increases the minimum wage, over the span of multiple years, to $15.00 per hour. The minimum wage for most employees is currently $8.85 per hour. However, the minimum wage will increase on July 1, 2019. 

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