In January of this year, New Jersey enacted a package of laws designed to root out and punish misclassification of employees as independent contractors. One of those laws, N.J.S.A. 34:1A-1.19, which went into effect on April 1, 2020, requires all New Jersey employers to post a notice regarding employee misclassification, in a form issued by the New Jersey Department of Labor and Workforce Development (NJDOL). In May 2020, the NJDOL issued the required notice, which all New Jersey employers must post in a place or places accessible to all employees, in each of the employer’s workplaces within the state.
Beginning with 2010 plan years, employer health plans and group health insurers will no longer be able to impose separate financial requirements or treatment limitations on mental health or substance use disorder benefits, under new mental health parity provisions contained in the economic bailout legislation signed into law by President George W. Bush on October 3.
With the election of Donald Trump as U.S. president last month, many are wondering what impact the new Trump administration will have on employers. President-elect Trump has given few details regarding his plans for labor and employment policy, but the following is a summary of how different areas of labor and employment could be affected by the incoming administration.
On July 14, 2020, by means of executive order, the Trump administration announced that it will no longer recognize Hong Kong as a distinct autonomous region as compared to the People’s Republic of China (PRC).