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Not Offering a 401K? New Employer Requirements in 2021

Employers must automatically enroll their employees in the New Jersey Secure Choice Savings Program if they do not already offer their employees a 401(k) or another qualified retirement plan. The Program requires employers to establish a payroll-funded IRA savings plan for enrolled employees. Enrollment was to begin on March 28, 2021 but has been delayed. The NJ Department of Treasury will be issuing guidance in the coming months.

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Security Resource to Ensure Your Business Stays Safe

From cybersecurity best practices to guides on tax scams and identity theft, New Jersey’s Office of Homeland Security and Preparedness offers a wealth of resources for businesses. Find information on counterterrorism, cybersecurity, preparedness, security grants, incidents/suspicious activity reporting, trainings and more.

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New Recreational Marijuana Law & Impacts on Employers

New Jersey's new recreational marijuana law has several provisions that affect employers. For example, employers may not refuse to hire or employ an individual who uses cannabis, unless failing to do so would place the employer in violation of a federal contract or cause it to lose federal funding. However, employers still are permitted to maintain drug- and alcohol-free workplaces and may require employees to undergo testing following specific guidelines.

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Webinar Recap: COVID-19 Workplace Health/Safety & Worker Benefits

The New Jersey Business Action Center hosted a free webinar for New Jersey businesses of all sizes with critical information regarding COVID-19 workplace safety and employee benefits. Speakers discussed state and federal worker benefits and protections, as well as health and safety resources for employers. Worker benefits topics included reports on earned sick leave, paid family leave and more.

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Melanie Willoughby, Executive Director

New Jersey Business Action Center

(609) 633-8301