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.
Despite multiple challenges, many portions of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (ACA) are still in effect and employers are taking steps to remain in compliance with the law. This fact sheet is intended as a quick checkup as businesses prepare for reporting on coverage offered under their employer-sponsored healthcare plans in 2019 and develop their compliance strategies for 2020.
GINA Prohibits Financial Incentives as Inducement to Provide Genetic Information as Part of Employee Wellness Program
The Genetic Information Nondiscrimination Act (GINA) generally prohibits employers from requesting, requiring, or purchasing genetic information. However, the Act sets forth specific exceptions to that prohibition, one of which allows an employer to acquire genetic information about an employee or that employee’s family members when the employer offers a wellness program to employees on a
Beginning October 1, 2018, U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Service (USCIS) will begin a staggered rollout of a new notice to appear (NTA) policy.