Currently, New Jersey overtime and minimum wage laws do not apply to summer camps (and other summer conferences and retreats) operated by non-profit or religious corporations or associations. On June 5, 2014, the Assembly proposed an amendment to New Jersey’s Wage and Hour Law (A3291) that would (1) expand the overtime and minimum wage exemption to any employees of private summer camps who are under the age of 22 and who had been enrolled in high school, college, or vocational classes immediately prior to starting employment at the camp; and would (2) expand the overtime exemption (but not the minimum wage exemption) to any employees (regardless of age) who work at overnight private summer camps during the months of June, July, August, or September. The bill has been referred to the Assembly Labor Committee.
U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) launched a nationwide I-9 audit initiative on July 1, issuing Notices of Inspection (NOIs) to 652 employers (see the ICE press release). This action confirms the new method of enforcement promised by representatives of the Obama Administration. In April 2009, Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Secretary Janet Napolitano indicated
On February 19, 2019, New Jersey Governor Phil Murphy signed legislation that amends and significantly expands New Jersey’s existing Family Leave Act (NJFLA) and Family Leave Insurance law (NJFLI).
Revised overtime regulations are still scheduled to take effect on December 1, 2016, but an effort to halt them remains alive. Judge Amos L. Mazzant III, a federal judge for the Eastern District of Texas, held a hearing today on a preliminary injunction motion seeking to stop the revised regulations from taking effect nationwide.