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New Legislation Promotes Equal Pay

A new state bill has been signed into law which will prevent employers from asking about workers’ wage and salary history. It is intended to encourage employee salaries that are commensurate with skills, qualifications, and experience, as studies show an existing gender and minority wage gap that can be perpetuated as people advance in their careers.

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Employees v. Contractors: Are You In Compliance?

The state administration’s Task Force on Employee Misclassification has been stepping up oversight of how various employees are classified, increasing penalties for violations. Those can now include shutting down a job site when an employer violates state wage laws, or assessing a civil penalty of $5,000 per day. To avoid any issues, make sure you’re in compliance using the link below.

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Reforms Coming to NJ Medical Marijuana Program

The Jake Honig Compassionate Use Medical Cannabis Act has been signed into law, dramatically reforming the state’s Medicinal Marijuana Program (MMP). Included in the bill is a clause prohibiting employers from taking adverse employment actions against employees solely based on their status as medical marijuana patients. The bill clarifies that nothing in the law requires employers to allow the consumption of medical marijuana during work hours or do anything that could result in the loss of federal funding.

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Reminder: Join Our Sept. 25th Export Promotion Webinar

Ever wonder how to start exporting, or how your firm can expand its current exporting endeavors? Join Eddy Mayen, Manager of NJBAC's Office of Export Promotion, for our free lunchtime webinar, "Grow your Business through Exporting." Beginning at 12:00pm EDT on September 25th, he'll highlight resources ranging from preparing to export to growing your existing international sales. Also included will be the New Jersey State Trade Expansion Program (NJ STEP) financial awards.

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