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More on the changes on the way to New Jersey employment law

Regular readers of our Morristown employment law blog will no doubt recall that in our previous post, we took a look at the recently enacted omnibus law that is bringing significant changes to New Jersey employment law.

Effective July 1, the law makes changes to the Family Leave Act, SAFE Act, Temporary Disability Benefits Act and more.

One of the many changes coming this summer is that the revised Temporary Disability Benefits measure allows employers to use private plans in lieu of New Jersey’s plan without first getting the consent of a majority of the workers. However, when employees are subject to a collective bargaining agreement, a majority of employees must consent to the private plan before it can be put into place.

The National Law Review states that “employers should consult with employment counsel and identify steps that should be taken immediately and in the longer term to comply with these legislative changes.” By doing so, an employer can avoid red tape, disputes, delays, fines and more.

In some situations, compliance with the revised laws will require employers to adopt new employment policies and in other cases, employers will need to do little beyond post and distribute notices of the changes in law.

Employers should also be aware of changes needed to ensure compliance with deducting the appropriate taxes from workers’ wages starting at the beginning of next year.

Also coming next year: enhanced leave benefits that will commence on July 1.

To learn more about how the changes in law will require changes to your firm’s policies and procedures, contact an employment law attorney experienced in defense for New Jersey businesses.

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