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NEW JERSEY FY 2019 BUDGET – TAX CHANGES

Governor Murphy and the NJ Legislature have agreed to a $37.4 billion budget for FYE 2019, thereby averting a government shutdown.  Tax highlights of the budget bill include: Individual income tax provisions Increase the limit on deductions for property tax from $10,000 to $15,000. Increase the earned income credit from 35% to 40% of the Read More…

NJ EQUAL PAY ACT – RECOMMENDED ACTIONS

On April 24, 2018, New Jersey Governor Phil Murphy, who made “equal pay for equal work” a signature campaign promise, signed into law the Diane B. Allen Equal Pay Act ( the “Equal Pay Act”). The Equal Pay Act greatly expands the New Jersey Law Against Discrimination (NJLAD) by requiring equal pay for all employees Read More…

GOV. MURPHY SIGNS EXPANSIVE PAID SICK LEAVE LEGISLATION

New Jersey has now become the tenth state to enact a statewide mandatory paid-sick-leave law. The New Jersey Paid Sick Leave Act (A1827) was signed into law on May 2, 2018 by Gov. Phil Murphy and will go into effect on Oct. 29, 2018 . Once effective, it allows workers to accrue one hour of Read More…

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