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New Jersey Update: What Phil Murphy’s Election Could Mean for Employers and Employees

Posted in Discrimination, Employee Leave Management, Government, Medical Marijuana, Minimum Wage, New Jersey Law, Wage & Hour
Yesterday, Democrat Phil Murphy won the race for New Jersey governor, easily defeating Republican Kim Guadagno. Democrats also retained their majorities in both the state Senate and Assembly.  When Murphy is sworn in next January, he will have the opportunity to change laws impacting the workplace.  Here are some areas for employers and employees in… Continue Reading

New Year Brings Marginal Increase to Minimum Wage in New Jersey

Posted in Minimum Wage, New Jersey Law
On January 1, 2017, New Jersey’s minimum wage will increase from $8.38 to $8.44 per hour.  This six-cent increase is the first rise in minimum wage in New Jersey since January 2015.  This news comes shortly after Governor Chris Christie vetoed a Democratic-backed bill that would have increased the minimum wage to $15.00 per hour… Continue Reading