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New Jersey Increases Weekly State Benefits for 2012

New Jerseyhas announced the maximum weekly benefit rates for workers’ compensation, unemployment and disability for 2012.  The disability rate went down slightly last year, but all have gone up roughly 2% this year. Beginning January 1, 2012, the maximum weekly unemployment insurance benefit increased from $598 to $611.  The worker’s compensation benefit has gone up […]

New Jersey Introduces Required Recordkeeping Workplace Poster

The New Jersey Department of Labor and Workforce Development has adopted new rules that require employers to conspicuously post a new notice of the employer’s obligation to maintain and report certain employment-related records. The must be posted in a conspicuous place immediately. Detailed information about employers’ obligations to maintain and report records under each of […]

$230 Cap Update: What You Need to Do

Please see below for an important notice from TransitChek: “Dear Valued TransitChek® Customer, On September 15th we sent you a communication about the impending reduction of the current pretax transit benefit cap from its current level of $230 per month to its previous level of $120 per month if Congress does not act before December […]

New Jersey State Senate Considers Small Business Loan Bill

The New Jersey State Senate is considering a bill that would grant loans OF UP TO $250,000 to small businesses, provided they increase their workforce by 10%, or one employee.  The program would be administered by the New Jersey Economic Development Authority (EDA).  In order to qualify, companies must have less than 100 employees, have […]

Important Information Regarding PATH Fare Increase

Please see below for important information from TransitChek: “As your commuter benefits provider, we want to remind you of an upcoming fare change that will affect commuting costs for some of your employees. New fares for the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey (PATH) will go into effect on September 18, 2011. Below […]

New Jersey Governor Allows Medical Marijuana Law to Move Forward

Governor Chris Christie of New Jersey is allowing the state to implement its medical marijuana law, putting aside his concerns about possible federal prosecution. In June, Gov. Christie said he wanted a blanket assurance from the U.S. Justice Department that it wouldn’t prosecute state-sanctioned marijuana programs before proceeding.  This past spring, State Attorney General Paula […]

Florida Reduces Unemployment Benefits for 2012; Other States, Including New Jersey, Act to Reduce Costs

In what is viewed by some as an attempt to attract more businesses, the State of Florida is cutting into the time period during which unemployed residents can collect unemployment benefits.  A huge tax increase is looming for Florida businesses under the current system.  Companies are scheduled to pay a minimum of $206.55 per employee […]

New Jersey Employers Prohibited from Discriminating Against Unemployed

When employers post job openings, one would think they would attempt to find the best candidate for the job regardless of current employment status.  Not so, say New Jersey lawmakers, and the practice of excluding unemployed people when advertising job vacancies prompted them to pass legislation prohibiting the practice.  Employers who post jobs, whether in […]

Florida Approves Tougher Restrictions on Unemployment Benefits; New Jersey Has Similar Law

The Florida State House Economic Affairs Committee approved HB 7005,  a bill that would reduce unemployment benefits and make them more difficult to access.  The bill calls for a reduction in unemployment benefits from 26 weeks to 20 weeks, even as little as 12 weeks, tying the reduction directly to the state unemployment rate; if […]

New Jersey and Other States Required to Report Independent Contractors

Although not required by federal law, New Jersey state law requires independent contractor reporting.  All entities contracted for services in New Jersey must be reported as a new hire.  There are no exceptions to this rule.  As with all new hires, independent contractors must be reported within twenty (20) days of the hire date.  Those […]