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New Laws with Major Impact on Employers Operating in New Jersey Taking Effect: What You Need to Know to Comply - On-Demand

New Laws with Major Impact on Employers Operating in New Jersey Taking Effect: What You Need to Know to Comply - On-Demand

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New Laws with Major Impact on Employers Operating in New Jersey Taking Effect: What You Need to Know to Comply - On-Demand

Webinar now available On-Demand.

WEBINAR SNAPSHOT: Learn what employers operating in New Jersey need to do to comply with a host of new laws taking effect concerning earned sick leave, reductions in force, independent contractor misclassifications, wage payment statements, temporary disability leave, and more.

Is your company based in New Jersey or do you run operations there? In either case, take note: A series of new laws placing onerous compliance requirements on employers are going into effect.

And, failure to comply by the effective dates of these new laws could increase legal risks for your organization. 

Here’s a quick rundown of what you’re up against: 

  • Gov. Phil Murphy signed Senate Bill 3170 into law, which expands notice and severance pay obligations under the act known as NJ Millville Dallas Airmotive Plant Job Loss Notification Act (NJ WARN). Come July 19, 2020 when SB 3170 takes effect, employers operating in New Jersey will face the toughest—and most costly—law governing reduction in force nationwide. 
  • The state’s Wage Payment Law (WPL) has been amended so that covered employers must furnish additional information to employees each pay period to assist in determining the accuracy of wage-payment calculations. And, you don’t have much time to get in compliance because this new law goes into effect May 20, 2020.
  • Amendments to the state’s Temporary Disability Benefits Law (TDB) also take effect May 20, 2020, which will ensure job-protected leave during “a period of disability” resulting from organ or bone marrow donation.
  • Five bills have been signed into law—“The Misclassification Package—which are designed to crack down on the wrongful classification of employees as independent contractors and to hold employers jointly—and in some cases personally—liable for violating applicable tax and benefit laws.
  • The state’s Department of Labor and Workforce Development (NJDOL) has issued final regulations on the New Jersey Earned Sick Leave Law (ESLL), and employers need to know how the ESLL interacts with existing paid time off policies, other leave laws, applicable collective bargaining agreements, as well as the proper use and payment of ESLL.

Use this on-demand webinar with Attorney Francine Esposito, a partner in the Parsippany, New Jersey office of Day Pitney LLP. In just 60 minutes she’ll outline the policy and procedural changes employers operating in New Jersey must make to comply with the new laws taking effect in the Garden State. 

After attending this webinar, you’ll be able to: 

  • Recognize the practical (and potentially broad) impact new laws going into effect in New Jersey have on your HR compliance obligations 
  • Furnish accurate information to employees to ensure compliance with New Jersey Wage Payment Law (WPL) amendments taking effect May 20, 2020
  • Recognize how “The Misclassification Package” Gov. Murphy recently signed into law could increase the risk of independent contractor misclassification audits and penalties and the practical implications of each of these five new laws: 
  • A5838—Stop work orders
  • A5840—Joint, several and individual liability 
  • A5839—Additional penalties
  • A5843—Retaliation cause of action and posting
  • S4228—Sharing of confidential tax information
  • Correctly administer sick leave now that NJDOL has released final regulations on the state’s ESLL—and ensure that your policies seamlessly work with applicable collective bargaining agreements, existing paid time off policies, and employee leave laws
  • Ensure that terminations stemming from a reduction in force comply with notice, severance payment, and other applicable requirements going into effect July 19, 2020 under NJ WARN—now the most stringent WARN Act in the country
  • Identify when temporary disability benefits are available under the new TDB taking effect May 20, 2020
  • The practical impact of:
  • Wage-replacement changes to the NJ SAFE Act, which provides domestic violence and sexual assault victims with protected leave time at covered workplaces
  • The New Jersey Supreme Court’s anticipated ruling in a case involving an employee’s medical marijuana usage under the New Jersey Compassionate Use Act 
  • Expanded benefits coverage under the NJ Family Leave Insurance program—effective July 1, 2020
  • The newly enacted salary history ban 
  • And more!

About Your Presenter

Francine EspositoFrancine Esposito, Esq.
Day Pitney LLP 

For over 25 years, Francine Esposito, a partner with Day Pitney, has represented employers nationwide at labor arbitrations, before various administrative agencies and in employment-related litigation. She has extensive experience in assisting employers to avoid legal disputes by conducting audits and workplace investigations, designing and presenting training, and giving advice on a wide array of labor and employment-related topics, including leave and accommodation issues; discrimination, harassment, and retaliation; union avoidance and compliance with labor law and administration of collective bargaining agreements; discipline, discharge, and reductions in force; drafting effective and legally compliant employment policies and severance, employment, and non-compete agreements; background checks; and wage and hour practices.

Esposito has represented employers in various industries, including logistics, banking, hospitality, media, healthcare, retail, casino, accounting, real estate, engineering and construction, utility, and higher education.

Prior to becoming an attorney, Esposito worked as a human resources/labor relations professional for major New Jersey employers.