Slate of N.J. Laws Require Severance Pay in Mass Layoffs and Increased Penalties for Worker Misclassification

Q.  Are there new laws that New Jersey employers needs to be aware of?

A.  January 2020 was a busy month for New Jersey’s executive branch. Governor Phil Murphy signed into law at least five workplace-related bills, one of which revised the New Jersey mini-WARN Act, one granting state regulators authority to issue stop-work orders for workplace violations, and three affecting worker misclassification.

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Tracey E. Diamond and Lee E. Tankle