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New Jersey Voters Approve Minimum Wage Increase

On November 6, 2013 by Schnader in Labor and Employment

By Michael J. Wietrzychowski By a 61 to 39 percent margin, New Jersey voters approved an amendment to the state’s Constitution that will raise the state’s minimum wage to $8.25 per hour beginning January 1, 2014.  In addition to this increase, the amendment requires annual cost of living increases to the […]

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NJ’s “SAFE Act” Leave Law Takes Effect October 1. Is Your Company Ready?

On September 26, 2013 by Schnader in Labor and Employment

By Michael J. Wietrzychowski Absent any extensions, on October 1, 2013, New Jersey employers with 25 or more employees will be subject to New Jersey’s Security and Financial Empowerment (SAFE) Act. This Act requires employers to grant employees unpaid leave for up to 20 days a year for matters related to […]

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As Expected, Governor Christie Vetoes The New Jersey’s The Minimum Wage Increase.

On January 30, 2013 by Schnader in Labor and Employment

By James R. Costello, II On Monday, January 28, 2013, New Jersey Governor Chris Christie conditionally vetoed Bill S3/A2162, which would have raised the New Jersey minimum wage to $8.50 per hour and tied future increases automatically to the Consumer Price Index. A conditional veto is a veto in which […]

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NJ Legislature Takes Next Step Toward a Radical Minimum Wage Constitutional Amendment

On January 2, 2013 by Schnader in Labor and Employment

By James R. Costello, II On December 17, 2012, the New Jersey General Assembly passed by a vote of 46-29-1 Assembly Bill ACR-168, a version of Senate Bill SCR-1 that passed on November 19, 2012, seeking to amend the state’s constitution to require an immediate increase of the minimum wage to […]

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