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Let's Talk Compliance: A New Podcast by NJBAC

Keeping up with compliance with new state laws and regulations is a challenging task for businesses. Failure to comply can lead to fines and penalties for a first offense, so we want to help businesses comply first and foremost. NJBAC has released "Let's Talk Compliance," a new podcast series designed to educate and inform companies about compliancy with the laws that impact them the most. Our first four episodes are with the NJ Department of Labor, covering issues like paid family leave and temporary disability insurance.

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Protecting Against Coronavirus

New Jersey has taken the necessary steps to appropriately react to the global COVID-19 outbreak. Just this week, Governor Murphy has announced a public health state of emergency. The declaration allows "state agencies and departments to utilize state resources to assist affected communities responding to and recovering from COVID-19 cases," although it does not currently restrict travel, force businesses to close or shut down public offices and schools. This follows closely after New Jersey established the Coronavirus Task Force, which is coordinating efforts for proactive responses to the public health hazard to minimize its spread. On top of elemental hygiene—such as washing hands thoroughly and covering the mouth when sneezing or coughing— the CDC encourages employers to strongly urge employees who feel sick to stay home. The New Jersey Department of Health has also provided additional guidance and information on exposure risk in New Jersey. For business operations questions, please call NJBAC at 800-JERSEY-7.

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Know Before You File

With tax season upon us, it's important for businesses to recognize the various credits they may qualify for. The Research & Experimentation Tax Credit is a general business tax credit for companies who may incur costs related to research and development. If your business is developing or designing new products or processes, or working to find solutions, improvements and enhancements to existing products, you may qualify for reimbursement. This includes many manufacturing firms. 

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New Legislation: Commuter Tax Benefits

Beginning this month, some employees may have more resources to turn to for commuter compensation. A new pre-tax transportation fringe benefit has gone into effect March 1 for companies with 20 employees or more. Employees not currently enrolled in a bargaining agreement will be able to set aside pre-tax wages for mass transit costs and will decrease their federal taxable income.

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Cybersecurity in the Digital Age

New Jersey businesses with questions or concerns about cybersecurity should visit the NJ Cybersecurity & Communications Integration Cell website for best practices on email security, password protection, authentication and reducing cyber risks. In our digital age, protecting your customer's and your company's online information is top priority.

Tips on Protecting Digital Assets


Working for a Cleaner Future

New Jersey's Clean Energy Program offers financial incentives to businesses working to make a cleaner, more efficient state. Multiple initiatives in the program offer compensation for new technology and equipment upgrades. Business owners interested in sustainability can learn from industry experts and leaders at the 2020 New jersey Clean Energy Conference.

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