New Jersey Employment and Labor Law Updates 2023


December

There were no employment and/or labor bills that were enacted that were identified.


November

There were no employment and/or labor bills that were enacted that were identified.


October

There were no employment and/or labor bills that were enacted that were identified.


September

There were no employment and/or labor bills that were enacted that were identified.


August

Public Works Contractor Registration

Bill

Senate Bill 1442 (2022-2023)

Summary

Requires public works contractor registration and payroll certification for public works projects to be completed online.

Enacted

08/016/2023

Effective Date

To be determined

Topics

Employer_Obligations: Payroll_records, Reporting_required; Industry: Construction_service, General_contractor, Govt_contractor, Subcontractor


Fabrication Wage Requirements

Bill

Senate Bill 3776 (2022-2023)

Summary

Provides for prevailing wage requirements for certain fabrication; amends definition of custom fabrication; relates to public works.

Enacted

08/07/2023

Effective Date

To be determined

Topics

Wage_and_Hour: Prevailing_wage


July

Employment Protections for Service Employees

Bill

Assembly Bill 4682 (2022-2023)

Summary

Establishes employment protections for certain service employees during changes of ownership; prohibits changes in control of a health care entity; provides not less than specified number of days before terminating any service contract or contracting out services previously performed by the covered entity; defines service employee does not include any individual who performs work on any building, structural, electric, HVAC, or plumbing project.

Enacted

07/24/2023

Effective Date

To be determined

Topics

Employer_Obligations: Notice; Employment_relations: Current_employees, Layoff, Mass_layoff, Service_worker; Industry: Govt_contractor, Prior_employer, Successor_employer


June

There were no employment and/or labor bills that were enacted that were identified.


May

There were no employment and/or labor bills that were enacted that were identified.


April

There were no employment and/or labor bills that were enacted that were identified.


March

There were no employment and/or labor bills that were enacted that were identified.


February

Compensation for Certain Paratransit Workers

Bill

Assembly Bill 2857

Summary

Relates to compensation for certain paratransit workers during periods of commercial vehicle travel restrictions; provides that for each hour of time worked during a commercial vehicle travel restriction for inclement weather issued by the Commissioner of Transportation, the New Jersey Transit Corporation shall ensure that eligible personnel are paid wages at a rate of not less than a specified percent of the individual’s regular hourly wage.

Enacted

02/23/2023

Effective Date

To be determined

Topics

Industry: Govt_contractor, Transportation; Wage_and_Hour: Emergency_pay


Certain Protections for Temporary Laborers

Bill

Assembly Bill 1474

Summary

Provides that when a temporary help service firm agrees to send a person to work as a temporary laborer in a designated classification placement, the firm shall provide the laborer a written statement, in English and in the employee’s primary language, containing certain information; provides that the Commissioner of Labor and Workforce Development, in consultation with the Office of the New Americans, shall develop and implement a multilingual outreach program to inform temporary laborers of their rights.

Enacted

02/06/2023

Effective Date

05/07/2023, 08/05/2023

Topics

Employment_relations: Temporary_employees



January

There were no employment and/or labor bills that were enacted that were identified.

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