Executive Summary: As discussed in our previous Alert, in February 2023, New Jersey enacted the “Temporary Workers’ Bill of Rights,” the most expansive law of its kind in the nation providing “temporary workers” with new rights and protections, including the right to receive pay equal to that of regular employees. This Alert discusses further steps taken by the New Jersey Department of Labor and Workforce Development (NJDOL) in implementing the law.
Articles Discussing General Issues In New Jersey Labor & Employment Law.
New Jersey Labor Department Publishes New Disclosure Form for Temporary Workers
n connection with New Jersey’s new Temporary Workers Bill of Rights law, the New Jersey Department of Labor and Workforce Development (NJ DOL) has published a new assignment disclosure form that temporary service firms must complete and provide to temporary workers upon placement beginning on May 7, 2022.
New Jersey’s Temporary Workers’ Bill of Rights is First in the Nation to Require Equal Pay for Temporary Workers
On February 6, 2023, New Jersey Governor Phil Murphy signed into law the “Temporary Workers’ Bill of Rights.”
New Jersey WARN Severance Pay Challenge Rejected
On April 6, 2023, a New Jersey federal court denied a request to invalidate the severance pay requirements of the amended New Jersey mini-WARN law, known officially as the Millville Dallas Airmotive Plant Job Loss Notification Act (NJWARN). Accordingly, the law’s new severance pay requirements will take effect on April
New Jersey Court Says Employee Discharged for Discipline Not Entitled to Payment for Accrued PTO
On February 22, 2023, the Superior Court of New Jersey Appellate Division ruled that a hospital employee discharged for disciplinary reasons was not entitled to payment of accrued paid time off (PTO) because the hospital had an express policy that PTO would not be paid out after a disciplinary discharge.
New Jersey Enacts ‘Bill of Rights’ for Temporary Workers
New Jersey Governor Phil Murphy has signed into law the “Temporary Workers’ Bill of Rights,” providing temporary workers significant rights regarding their employment through temporary help service firms.
New Jersey’s Amended Mini-WARN Act FAQs, Part III: Liability Provisions, Penalties, and Preparing for the Effective Date
On January 10, 2023, Governor Phil Murphy signed legislation, which will become effective on April 10, 2023, amending the Millville Dallas Airmotive Plant Job Loss Notification Act—more commonly known as New Jersey’s mini-WARN law, or NJWARN. Part one of this three-part blog series provided an overview of frequently asked questions
New Jersey’s Amended Mini-WARN Act FAQs, Part II: Notice, Severance Pay, and Releases
On January 10, 2023, Governor Phil Murphy signed legislation amending New Jersey’s mini-WARN law (NJWARN, officially named the Millville Dallas Airmotive Plant Job Loss Notification Act), and on April 10, 2023, these changes will become effective. Part one of this three-part blog series summarized the major differences between the original
New Jersey’s Amended Mini-WARN Act FAQs, Part I: What’s New and Important Definitions
On January 10, 2023, New Jersey’s governor Phil Murphy signed legislation that will make sweeping changes to New Jersey’s mini-WARN law (known officially as the Millville Dallas Airmotive Plant Job Loss Notification Act). These changes become effective on April 10, 2023. This three-part blog series will answer New Jersey employers’
We The Temp Workers: New Jersey Enacts “Temporary Workers’ Bill of Rights”
NJ Temporary Workers’ Bill of Rights creates significant obligations for staffing firms and third-party employers. The law affects the rate and frequency of pay for temporary laborers, imposes new recordkeeping requirements on staffing firms, and creates steep penalties for retaliation, among other changes.
New Jersey Governor Signs Temporary Worker Protections Law
On February 6, 2023, New Jersey Governor Phil Murphy signed a controversial bill known as the “Temporary Workers Bill of Rights” that seeks to equalize the compensation of temporary workers with that of regular employees, increase transparency requirements, and restrict placement fees paid to staffing agencies or firms.
New Jersey’s New Year’s Resolution: A New Law Limiting Restrictive Covenants?
Legislation introduced in New Jersey would significantly restrict the use of post-employment restrictive covenants. While the bill is still pending, it highlights a growing trend to limit the use of non-competition agreements in employment.
New Jersey’s Expanded Mini-WARN Law to Take Effect April 2023
After a two-year delay, the amendment to the New Jersey Millville-Dallas Airmotive Plant Job Loss Notification Act, the state’s mini-WARN law, will take effect on April 10, 2023.
New Jersey Mini-WARN Act Overhaul Takes Effect in 90 Days
Almost three years after signing into law legislation significantly amending the state’s mini-WARN Act (officially known as the “Millville Dallas Airmotive Plant Job Loss Notification Act”) (NJ WARN), Governor Phil Murphy signed Assembly Bill No. 4768 on January 10, 2023, permitting the far-reaching amendments to take effect.
Signed, Sealed, Delivered: New Jersey Implements Long-Delayed Landmark WARN Law
On January 10, 2023, Governor Philip D. Murphy signed into law S3162 / A4768, which makes the 2020 amendments to NJ WARN effective 90 days from his signature, irrespective of whether a State of Emergency still exists.
As previously reported, under these amendments: