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EANJ in the News

Taking Care of Business, Paying Overtime  06/15/2016

It didn’t take a new law or a constitutional amendment: just one change to the federal Department of Labor’s “white collar” exemptions to overtime rules will soon make millions of workers eligible for overtime pay, heralding dramatic changes in businesses all over the country.

Working to Stop Wage Theft  06/06/2016

Felix Lema said a construction job boss stole his wages.  “I had been owed wages for a long time by my employer. I asked him everyday please pay me, please pay me. One day he said you need to go...

While Some Are Home for the Holidays, Others Are Working  12/24/2015

Typist Levar Baker is working the last week of the year. He’s used up his 13 vacation days at a state agency. When asked if he would you rather have the time off, he said, “Of course I would. I love to have the time off.”  A new Robert Half survey shows

Christie signs bill updating state's multipleemployer health plan rules 12/11/2015

Gov. Chris Christie signed a bill to loosen state regulations for multiple-employer welfare arrangements, a self-funded insurance option for small businesses, and allow larger employers the opportunity to seek an insurance alternative.

ACA automatic enrollment mandate repealed 11/04/2015

Large employers are breathing a sigh of relief after benefitting from a political move which was
used to thwart another government shutdown.

2016 Obamacare enrollment; what will it cost?  10/29/2015

New Jersey health insurance premiums for 2016 will rise by about 5 percent for at least one of the plans being offered on the Obamacare exchange, the federal government said this week.

Health costs: Rise drops for employers, not workers 09/22/2015

Health insurance premiums for employers rose a modest 4 percent this year, but workers who are paying more out of their own pocket likely aren't feeling the relief, a report released Tuesday found.

Shaken Up: New Overtime Regulation 07/08/2015

New regulations for overtime pay proposed by President Obama could mean bigger paychecks for 5 million workers nationwide, according to Department of Labor officials. But business groups...

Updated: N.J. health care community reacts to Obamacare ruling 06/25/2015

The Supreme Court on Thursday upheld a key piece of the Affordable Care Act, ruling the federal government may continue to allow subsidies that help poor and middle-class people buy health insurance.

Many Turn to Part-Time Work When They Can’t Find Full-Time Employment 06/19/2015

When 40-year-old Fran Trahan’s full-time job ended in February, she found a temp position for a couple months. “Because I couldn’t find a full-time job. I was just going for any job at that time,” she said.

Health care leaders offer mixed reaction to out-of-network reform bill 05/14/2015

NJBIZ asked leaders in various segments of the health care industry for their reaction to the comprehensive out-of-network reform bill introduced Thursday by state legislators.Their responses...

Can Employers Test Blood Pressure, Cholesterol…And Measure Your Waistline? 04/10/2015

For years, employers have been offering their workers incentives to improve their health, with rewards ranging from reimbursing gym memberships to offering free...

Updated: Nation's uninsured population drops more than 7 percentage points  03/16/2015

About 16.4 million adults nationwide have gotten health coverage through the Affordable Care Act, which has played a major role in the decline of the nation's uninsured rate, from 20.3 percent in the fall of 2013 to...

Horizon: Large employers can now join fitness rewards program  03/11/2015

Horizon Blue Cross Blue Shield of New Jersey said Wednesday it's expanding its “HorizonbFit” fitness rewards program to large, self-funded employers. The program offers reimbursements of...

Updated: (Almost) final tally for Obamacare: 254,316 N.J. residents  03/10/2015

The federal government reported Tuesday that 254,316 New Jerseyans have signed up for 2015 health insurance plans under the Affordable Care Act through Feb. 22. That is well above the 162,000 who got...

NJ lawmakers push state auto-enroll plan  03/09/2015

Democratic lawmakers in New Jersey are pushing to establish a new auto-enrollment retirement requirement on small employers modeled on an approach set to rollout in Illinois in 2017.

Retirement plans would be required under new bill  03/09/2015

New Jersey employers with at least 25 workers would be required to offer retirement savings plans under a bill introduced in the Assembly last week

Prognosis Bleak for Many in NJ if Supreme Court Rejects Health Insurance Tax Credits 03/04/2015

Yolanda Quintero knows what it’s like to go without health insurance. She doesn’t want to go through that again. But that may depend on how the U.S. Supreme Court rules in a case involving...

Loss of HealthCare.gov subsidies could have devastating effect on N.J., study says 03/02/2015

New Jersey would lose $780 million a year in federal health insurance subsidies, thousands would drop their health coverage because...

Update: Obamacare making a dent in N.J.'s number of uninsured, survey finds 02/24/2015

New Jersey saw a decline to 11.7 percent in 2014 in the percentage of residents who don't have health coverage, from...

Government offers extra Obamacare enrollment period for those getting penalized for 2014  02/20/2015

If you don't have health insurance and are getting hit with a penalty as you file your tax return for 2014, the government announced Friday that it will reopen the Obamacare enrollment window for you from...

Obamacare deadline extended for those who had problems signing up over the weekend 02/17/2015

The federal government has extended until Sunday the deadline to sign up for Obamacare health insurance for those who tried to enroll but got caught up in a technical glitch or long wait times this past weekend...

Boon to New Jersey Employers: State Supreme Court Confirms that Federal Faragher/Ellerth "Affirmative Defense" Now Applies to Sexual Harassment Claims Under State Law 02/12/2015

On February 11, 2015, New Jersey's Supreme Court formally decided an important issue left open for nearly two decades concerning...

Full enrollment under the ACA could bring huge benefits to N.J.  02/11/2015

With the Affordable Care Act's open enrollment period closing soon, reaching full enrollment would secure health coverage for 1.2 million New Jerseyans while pumping more than $5 billion in federal funds a year into the...

Panelists: Must Coordinate Insurance Coverage, Behavioral Healthcare 02/09/2015

Not enough New Jerseyans who need treatment for mental illnesses and addiction are receiving adequate and timely help.  But the situation could improve drastically if healthcare providers and insurers work together...

Updated: 216K N.J. residents have signed up for Obamacare, as 2015 deadline nears 2/4/2015

In New Jersey, 216,425 people have enrolled in a 2015 Affordable Care Act health insurance plan through Jan. 30, out of 7.5 million nationwide, as the Feb. 15 open enrollment deadline approaches...

Cigna buying QualCare; Catino, who will remain CEO, explains deal 01/26/2015

The health insurer Cigna will purchase the Piscataway-based health-plan provider QualCare Alliance Networks in a deal the two partners said means growth for QualCare and more jobs for New Jersey.

Health care industry reacts to news of new medical school 01/15/2015

Health care experts statewide welcomed the news that New Jersey is on track to get a new
medical schools. Here's what they had to say...

Health care predictions for 2015  01/05/2015

These are times of constant upheaval in health care: Hospitals are merging, the Affordable Care Act is expanding health coverage (and coverage issues) and employers are simply struggling to find health plans that...

High Court Eyes Efforts to Shorten Time for Employees to Sue 12/16/2014

The New Jersey Supreme Court has agreed to decide whether to enforce job application clauses that slash the statute of limitations period for employee suits from two years to six months.

Fed commission challenges employer health screenings' legality 12/07/2014

Employers are increasingly asking workers to undergo health screenings, which businesses
say help both the workers' well-being and the company's medical insurance costs.

Businesses in NJ Look to Insure Workers Through Federal Marketplace 12/3/2014

Federal officials looking for ways to enroll uninsured people are turning toward their employers for help.  The Employer Association of New Jersey and the Community Health Law Project are meeting with groups of...

N.J. small employers could be eligible for tax credits through ACA's SHOP  11/19/2014

Some New Jersey small employers could be eligible for tax credits to help defray the high cost of health insurance if they buy coverage for their workers through SHOP, the Affordable Care Act's online small employer...

High-deductible health plans can be a financial burden, too, survey says 11/13/14

Americans who have health insurance are paying more of their own medical bills out-of-pocket, reflecting the growth of high-deductible health plans that offer more affordable premiums but shift medical...

N.J.'s Obamacare enrollment could reach 250,000 in 2015  11/12/2014

Tens of thousands more New Jerseyans could purchase 2015 government-subsidized health insurance policies during the three-month open enrollment that starts Saturday on...

'Tis the season: Consumers can start browsing Obamacare plans in advance of purchase 11/10/14

Consumers can now go online to HealthCare.gov and start “window shopping” for the health insurance plans they'll be able to buy beginning Saturday, when open enrollment kicks off for the second year of Obamacare.

EANJ joins national paternship program 11/10/2014

Employers Association of New Jersey (EANJ), a Livingston-based nonprofit that assists employers with employment-related decisions, said Monday it joined Small Business Majority's Partnership Program.

New rules for employer-provided health care 11/9/2014

Thanks to the Affordable Care Act, employers in New Jersey and nationwide will soon have new decisions to make about their workers' health coverage. Starting Saturday, small employers

NJ employers with Obamacare turn to wellness 11/8/2014

New Jersey employers searching for health insurance this year are finding more options and lower prices.

Meadowlands Hospital shutting down multiple-employer health plan, for now 11/5/2014

TruPlan, the multiple-employer health plan launched in 2013 and sponsored by Meadowlands Hospital Medical Center in Secaucus, will wind down operations by year's end after failing to attract enough members beyond..

Half of Obamacare users don't want to go back to the Exchange this year, survey says  11/03/2014

Americans aren’t eager to go back online and shop for a government-subsidized health insurance plan when open enrollment for the second year of Obamacare starts Nov. 15, according to....

NJ employer health costs rise with Obamacare 10/30/14

New Jersey employers’ health care costs rose by as much as 24 percent in the first year of Obamacare, cutting into profits for many businesses, according to a survey...

Heartbeats: New Website Launched 10/20/2014

The Employers Association of New Jersey (EANJ) recently announced the launch of a new website www.getworkerscovered.org that is designed to get the uninsured signed up for health coverage.

Website to help small business owners help uninsured get coverage debuts 10/16/2014

A website debuted Wednesday with resources for small-business owners to help their uninsured
workers get health coverage.

EANJ launches website to assist employers with Obamacare  10/15/2014

The Employers Association of New Jersey on Wednesday launched a new website, www.getworkerscovered.org, to help employers encourage their uninsured workers to sign up for health coverage under the Affordable Care Act.

Add health insurance to your Walmart shopping list 10/7/2014

A gallon of milk, a birthday present and a new pair of jeans. And, oh, yeah, I need some health insurance for my family, too. For customers in 37 Walmart stores in New Jersey...

Challenges loom for NJ in Year 2 for Obamacare  10/6/2014

After a year in which the Affordable Care Act transformed the health insurance landscape and hundreds of thousands of New Jersey residents gained coverage, advocates are targeting the remaining...

EANJ Workshops on Affordable Care Act Regulations 09/19/2014

For employers in New Jersey still confused by all of the changes brought on by the Affordable Care Act (ACA), the Employers Association of New Jersey (EANJ) will be providing answers with three workshops scheduled...

Q&A: Why are workers paying more health costs? 09/10/2014

Employers who were socked with double-digit hikes in their health insurance premiums are finding some breathing room.

N.J. groups get $1.9M from federal government to provide navigators for ACA sign-ups  09/08/2014

The federal government announced Monday it has awarded $1.9 million to New Jersey organizations to provide navigators that would help individuals sign up for health plans under the Affordable Care Act...

Health plan to launch initiative for small employers to encourage wellness, disease management programs 08/13/2014

A health plan that covers hundreds of New Jersey small employers is planning to launch an initiative to encourage those employers to engage their workers in wellness and disease management programs, specifically...

Livingston's EANJ Helps Businesses Provide Affordable Healthcare  08/09/2014

Livingston-headquartered Employer’s Association of New Jersey (EANJ), in conjunction with QualCare, provides an alternative plan for NJ employers to purchase affordable healthcare for their employees...

‘Ban the box’ laws gain momentum in Illinois, New Jersey  07/24/2014

Hiring managers take note: State laws banning criminal background checks until after a candidate has been offered an interview are gaining momentum.

U.S. Supreme Court birth control ruling likely to have little effect in N.J. 06/30/2014

A Supreme Court decision on Monday that exempted certain companies from providing birthcontrol services required under the 2010 federal health care law is likely to have little effect in New Jersey...

Jerseyans react after Supreme Court sides with Hobby Lobby, saying private businesses do not have to offer contraception services 06/30/2014

In a ruling that will again change the Affordable Care Act, the U.S. Supreme Court on Monday sided with Hobby Lobby in a narrow, 5-4 decision that ruled a privately held business does not...

Bill Aims To Open Up More Health Insurance Options For Small Businesses  06/24/2014

Small employers have typically been at a disadvantage compared with larger companies when it comes to getting health insurance for their workers...

NJ ranks high on policies to help working parents 06/23/2014

New Jersey rates in the top five states for its policies to protect working parents, according to a new ranking by the National Partnership for Women & Families, which looked at state laws on...

Paid sick leave law administrative burden for employers, but benefits employees  06/18/2014

Newark is set to join the likes of several other large cities that require employers with 10 or more employees to offer paid sick time...

How did Horizon cut health insurance premiums by 15%?  06/12/2014

As it turns out, health insurance costs can go down, too.

EANJ finding success with its health plan  06/10/2014

The Employers Association of New Jersey said Tuesday it is now enrolling about 70 of its members a month in the self-funded health plan it offers through a partnership with QualCare, a health care network that specializes in

N.J. Supreme Court Will Decide if Watchdogs Can Be Whistleblowers  06/04/2014

A New Jersey Supreme Court case that promises to have a major impact on the scope of whistleblower protection in the state has drawn participation from both sides of the employment bar.

Working women focus of Parsippany meeting  05/22/2014

Women as leaders and how the health care needs of working women are being addressed by the Affordable Care Act were among the key topics at the Employers Association of New Jersey’s 98th annual membership meeting attended by more than 150 human resource management professionals....

In an effort to cut health care costs and improve quality of life, companies are turning to wellness programs  05/05/14

If there's a weekend charity race somewhere in New Jersey, you just might find someone from Wakefern Food Corp.'s “run/walk club” participating in the event...

Obamacare's NJ enrollment figures surged higher than supporters hoped 05/02/2014

The numbers are in, and after a slow start, Obamacare enrolled more people in New Jersey than the law’s supporters initially hoped...

EANJ, Qualcare's small business health plan expects enrollment to increase by 20 percent this year  05/01/2014

About three years ago, the Employers Association of New Jersey launched a small business health plan in partnership with Qualcare in anticipation for what the Affordable Care Act's implications would be...

Keeping up with Obamacare  04/10/2014

John Sarno is the executive director for the Employers Association of New Jersey (EANJ), a trade assocation that provides education and training in employment, labor, health care....

State wants to repurpose $7.6M in ACA funds to meet 'urgent' health care needs  02/20/2014

Faced with a Thursday deadline to avoid losing $7.6 million in federal funds, the state of New Jersey is seeking permission to use the money for three purposes...

Hispanic Chamber to host inaugural health and wellness fair 02/13/2014

In another sign of business taking an active role in health and wellness, the Statewide Hispanic Chamber of Commerce of New Jersey will host its first-ever health and wellness fair March 14 in Jersey City.

Latest ACA enrollment numbers lower than expected  02/12/2014

About 3.3 million Americans, including 54,805 New Jerseyans, have enrolled in the new Health Insurance Marketplace of the Affordable Care Act through Feb. 1. And although there is still more than a month...

Obamacare Q&A: Why is the law changing again?  02/12/2014

The Obama administration’s decision to give midsize employers another reprieve from the Affordable Care Act was another sign that the beleaguered law is being rolled out with trial and error. But it also may be...

Qualcare plan soaring in enrollment thanks to its ability to cut Obamacare costs 12/17/2013

A multi-employer health plan managed by the healthcare company QualCare expects enrollment to rise more than 20 percent in 2014, as employers seek new alternatives as the health insurance landscape is transformed...

Employers Fear ACA Mandate Will Push Healthcare Costs Even Higher  12/03/2013

New Jersey employers are concerned about the rising cost of health insurance - and they worry that federal healthcare changes will make it worse.

NJ employers can't demand your Facebook password, under new law 12/03/2013

New Jersey workers will be able to protect their personal Facebook accounts from their bosses' eyes
under a state law that went into effect...

Sprinting Toward Workplace Wellness 11/22/2013

Lots of things can turn a person into a health and fitness nut. For many, it might be influence
from friends, or a life episode that demonstrates the pitfalls of focusing too little on health.

Companies Wary of Affordable Care Act Plans for Small Businesses 11/06/2013

Small businesses who offer insurance appear to be sticking with what they have rather than venture out into the Affordable Care Act marketplace.

Brokers Cite Potential Problem for Small Businesses Offering Health Coverage 10/17/2013

Attraction of federal insurance subsidies could result in too many employees choosing to get their own insurance through ACA marketplace...

Discrimination - Pregnant Women to be a Protected Class  10/07/13

A New Jersey senator is pushing legislation that would add women who are pregnant or who
have recently given birth to the classes of workers protected by the state's Law Against
Discrimination.

Obamacare: 'Overwhelmed' exchanges add to confusion as rollout hits hiccups  10/01/2013

Technical glitches marked the rollout of online shopping exchanges, a key provision of the Affordable Care Act that takes effect today.

Obamacare hits another snag - small business exchange delayed  09/27/2013

The Obama administration is warning small business owners that they won't be able to shop for health insurance online beginning Oct. 1 as planned.

Obamacare NJ: Small businesses nervous over costs, changes  09/23/2013

New Jersey employers have responded year after year to surveys from their trade groups with a simple message: The rising cost of health insurance is one of their biggest concerns, right up there with property taxes.

Obamacare catching employers unaware of notification requirements  09/23/2013

Employers have to notify workers by Oct. 1 about the new health insurance marketplace the federal government is creating under the Affordable Care Act, where individuals who qualify will get federal subsides...

Employers face Oct. 1 deadline to send out health insurance notices 09/15/2013

Whether they offer health insurance or not, employers have until Oct. 1 to send workers a notice about the new health insurance marketplaces that are being established under the Affordable Care Act...

@Issue: Will unions ever make a comeback?  09/01/2013

Private-sector unions are not what they used to be — at least in terms of the number of Americans
who belong to one.

EANJ chief excited to take advocacy group national  08/06/2013

The Employers Association of New Jersey goes national next month with its first online employment law course for human resources professionals across the United States.

For N.J. employers already planning for health reform's impact, Obama's about-face comes as a shock 07/02/2013

The Barack Obama administration's suspension for one year, until 2015, the penalties imposed by the Affordable Care Act on employers with more than 50 workers who don't offer health insurance to full-timers is causing...

For NJ Employers, Wellness Programs Seen as Way to Bolster Bottom Line  05/16/2013

New Jersey employers gathered yesterday to swap tips and learn strategies for developing wellness programs that can improve their employees’ health – and reduce company costs...

What's Next for Obamacare in NJ?  05/01/2013

As president and general counsel at the Employers Association of New Jersey, John Sarno worries a lot about health and wellness, both of which can make a significant difference to an employer’s bottom line.

Business Group Helps NJ Companies Get Ready for January ACA Rollout  04/22/2013

New Jersey employers may be better prepared than their counterparts in other states to offer health insurance that meets new federal requirements. If they are, their pole position comes courtesy of...

Executives racing to assess how insurance reform will change benefits plans, costs  04/08/2013

With time ticking, employers are now grappling with complex — and potentially punitive — rules under the Affordable Care Act, which in 2014 levies fines on employers with 50 or more workers who either...

South Jersey Hospital-Nurse Standoff Stuck in Legal Limbo  03/28/2013

A battle involving the National Labor Relations Board has delayed resolution of a dispute over a September 2010 vote by nurses at a Salem County hospital to join a labor union...

Manufacturers cheered as Obama builds support for industry  02/13/2013

When President Barack Obama declared in his State of the Union speech that “Our first priority is making America a magnet for new jobs and manufacturing,” his words resonated with...

Social-Media Sleuths 02/06/2013

National Labor Relations Board rulings and advisories have said that employees may critically discuss work conditions freely on social media. Now, employers are finding they can use social media...

Businesses share booming out-of-network costs with employees 02/04/2013

It's no secret that New Jersey has some of the highest health care costs in the nation, and according to a recent report, that applies even more so for...

Paid family leave boosters eye expansion to program  01/31/2013

As New Jersey nears the fifth anniversary of its family leave insurance law, a report released today by Rutgers University's Center for Women and Work recommended...

Casting New Jersey as 'the healthy workplace state'  10/22/2012

Rutgers University and the Employers Association of New Jersey are partners in a new statewide program to develop an online toolkit employers can use to build a healthier workplace, with activities ranging from...

The HR Quandary over Deferred Deportations 10/18/2012

A new White House effort to defer the deportation of undocumented workers -- which includes employer verification of employment to prove residency -- is causing the HR world some concern...

More Stringent Labor Law Enforcement On The Way 10/12/2012

Many employers manage their workplaces with “rules that are taken for granted.” But are these rules in line with Federal Law? John Sarno of the Employers’ Association of New Jersey believes that in many cases they are not.

Survey: So far, efforts to control health costs have weak impact 09/26/2012

New Jersey health care experts are hoping changes now under way will eventually counterbalance data reported in a new survey that found...

Survey gives N.J. court system poor grade, but small firms appreciate mediation  09/18/2012

While a number of the nation's largest employers said 31 states have a fairer and timelier civil justice system than New Jersey, the head of an employers group said small businesses involved in litigation...

Obamacare Approved -- Now What?  07/03/2012

The U.S. Supreme Court on June 28 voted 5-4 to uphold the Affordable Care Act. Now, in the wake of that decision, many businesses are wondering what the impact will be on them.

Breaking down the Affordable Care Act decision  07/02/2012

Supreme Court's ruling will be felt far beyond hospitals and insurers' offices.  A look at the law's projected impact in New Jersey.

Hospitals group offers ACA penalty calculator for employers  07/02/2012

While the individual mandate received the most attention while the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act of 2010 was under Supreme Court review, the clauses making up the "employer mandate" are forcing employers to...

Ruling on health care reform has business advocates playing defense  06/28/2012

While those in health care generally were supportive of the Supreme Court ruling that upheld the president's health care reform law, business associations said they have concerns over what insurance will look like...

Health-Care Tax Credit Eludes Some 06/20/2012

Hundreds of thousands of small businesses are excluded from claiming a health-care tax credit, and many blame overly narrow restrictions...

Top court's decision on overtime pay expected to have large impact in pharma  06/19/2012

While the U.S. Supreme Court's decision that pharmaceutical sales representatives are not entitled to overtime pay is a win for New Jersey's drugmakers, an employment expert said the ruling could have broaderimpacts...

Corporate Achievement Hero Finalist - Employers Association of New Jersey  06/18/2012

EANJ is recognized as Healthcare Hero by NJBIZ

Commissioner O'Dowd Wants NJ Companies to Give Blood  06/01/2012

New Jerseyans needed more than 42,500 pints of imported blood last year, out of the more than 300,000 pints consumed statewide for medical procedures....

Gov. Chris Christie vetoes 'health exchange' bill tied to federal health care reform law  05/10/2012

Insisting the state should wait until the U.S. Supreme Court decides whether federal health care reform is constitutional, Gov. Chris Christie vetoed a bill today that would form a "health exchange"...

Expert: Tax credit won’t get small businesses to offer health insurance  05/09/2012

While more than 95,000 small employers in New Jersey are eligible to receive a tax credit from the Affordable Care Act to offset the cost of their workers' health insurance...

Industry groups slam wage-equality bills as duplicative, harmful to economy  05/08/2012

While legislators today called on Gov. Chris Christie to support bills that would narrow the wage gap between women and men, employer groups are voicing concerns...

Paid-leave supporters mark law’s four-year anniversary  05/03/2012

The supporters of New Jersey's family leave insurance law marked its fourth anniversary today, saying the program has benefited...

Return of NYC commuter tax could aid N.J. employers, say economists  04/24/2012

If Manhattan Borough President Scott M. Stringer's proposal to restore an income tax on New Jersey residents who work in New York City comes to pass...

Supreme disappointment:  Business frustrated by politics preventing Christie effort to reform state’s top court 04/02/2012

The rejection of Phillip Kwon’s nomination to the New Jersey Supreme Court has put a spotlight on how high the stakes are for the future of the court...

Employment law expert warns employers on social media rulings  03/01/2012

New Jersey employers should be aware of national labor cases that could put limits on their social media policies, according to John Sarno, executive director of the Employers Association of New Jersey.

Congress approves payroll tax cut, but concerns in N.J. over Medicare decision 02/17/2012

An extension of the federal payroll tax cut and unemployment benefits passed today by U.S. Congress won
applause in the House of Representatives, but representatives of New Jersey's health care community said...

Study Finds Economic Benefits in NJ’s Paid Family Leave  01/20/2012

Parents who take a paid leave from work to care for a newborn or adopted child are more likely to stay employed, to see their wages increase and to avoid becoming dependent on public assistance, according to a

Paid leave a positive for economy, survey finds  01/19/2012

Paid family leave offers a healthy economic return, according to a study released today by researchers from Rutgers University’s Center for Women and Work and the...

Looking to 2014, but it's early to develop detailed plans 01/09/2012

Most New Jersey companies of all sizes have begun doing at least some of their homework on how the 2014 health care reform law will impact employee health care insurance - or if they will provide coverage at all...

Workers' comp rate hike spike blamed on jobs  01/02/2012

The 6.9 percent average hike in the rates used to set workers' compensation premiums, which took effect Jan. 1, has been driven by macroeconomic forces and tied to New Jersey's escalating medical costs and lower...

Whistleblower ruling offers wide impact for employers, association says  12/12/2011

A recent appellate court ruling related to whistleblowers is one of the most important whistleblower cases to be heard in the last decade...

Website Helps Small Companies Get Healthy 12/07/2011

Overcoming obstacles that prevent small employers from offering workplace wellness programs is the goal of a new online program just launched by John Sarno, president of the Employers Association of New Jersey...

Study: Health care reform won't decrease employer sponsored insurance  10/24/2011

A recent study funded by the Princeton-based Robert Wood Johnson Foundation disputes the
notion that employers will no longer need to provide health insurance benefits...

Exploring ways for employers to offer efficient long-term benefits  10/20/2011

Providing health care benefits for employees is a complicated affair for most employers, but factoring in those preparing to retire or already retired can make a daunting situation more difficult...

Free trade opens doors for exports  10/20/2011

Rich Balka knows there are probably lots of international customers who would buy his company’s specialized rubber products, but resolving that "probably" takes money and time he can’t spare...

Health care reform requires a plan for all seasons  09/12/2011

Employers want to see flexibility and predictability in the new federal rules that will define whether an employer has 50 or more full-time workers — and therefore must either provide health insurance or pay...

Executives call Obama jobs plan a good first step, more must be done 09/09/2011

President Barack Obama pitched his American Jobs Act to Congress last night, and New Jersey business leaders had a range of reactions to the proposed legislation...

Employers association weighs lawsuit over rule requiring union posters  08/26/2011

The Employers Association of New Jersey is weighing a lawsuit in response to a National Labor Relations Board rule that employers must post information about unionization rights...

Grant will power employer group's effort to improve work force wellness efforts  08/19/2011

The Employers Association of New Jersey has received a grant from the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation to create an online legal compliance manual to help small-business owners manage legal issues that arise when...

‘A crisis point' in health care  06/20/2011

A statewide association of employers is launching a self-funded health plan to help its members solve their biggest problem: the endless escalation in the cost of health care, which siphons off cash needed to...

Employers group: U.S. agency has ‘become very activist' in support of unions 05/18/2011

Union membership may be in decline, but the federal National Labor Relations Board is trying to make it easier for workers to organize, speakers said at a Wednesday meeting of the Employers Association of New Jersey...

Survey: Employer-sponsored benefits key to worker attraction, retention 04/20/2011

Employer-provided health insurance continues to be the top concern for business owners in New Jersey and the nation, according to a survey published Wednesday by...

N.J. businesses praise Christie's proposal for $690M in tax cuts 02/23/2011

New Jersey business advocacy groups cheered Gov. Chris Christie’s state budget Tuesday, expressing satisfaction with his strategy for creating "a better environment to start and grow a business."

Bills mark start toward N.J. health insurance exchanges 02/21/2011

Trenton has begun what’s expected to be the long process of implementing federal health care reform, which mandates that by 2014, state-regulated exchanges will begin operating as places for businesses....

Suit offers employees degree of protection on Facebook  02/08/2011

Employees posting about their jobs now have a bit more protection, thanks to a lawsuit in Connecticut that determined American Medical Response of Connecticut Inc. was wrong to fire a worker after she...

Much at stake for employers as whistleblower suit heads to courtroom 01/17/2011

White v. Starbucks, a whistleblower case that may have a far-reaching impact on New Jersey employers, will be argued before the appellate division...

Training sessions aimed at creating new generation of leaders 01/03/2011

The Employers Association of New Jersey for the first time will bring supervisors from its member businesses together for training on how to lead their companies through...

Employers fear labor policy proposal will invite confusion  12/29/2010

Legal experts are questioning the grounds for a proposed federal policy that would require employers to post a set of workers’ rights that may conflict with existing workplace rules...

Employer groups: Payroll tax cuts just drops in the bucket 12/20/2010

The compromise on federal tax cuts reached last week between Congress and President Barack Obama drew mild praise from employer groups in the state...

N.J. employer advocate says judge’s health care ruling ‘upsets the whole reform’ 12/13/10

A federal judge’s ruling on President Barack Obama’s controversial health care reform law has created a roadblock that may force health insurers to increase premiums...

N.J. Supreme Court finds Parsippany company fired female employee in retaliation for discrimination lawsuit  12/02/10

After being passed over for a promotion in favor of a male co-worker she felt was less qualified, Joyce Quinlan prepared to sue her employer, Curtiss-Wright Corporation, for gender discrimination

Advocate calls top N.J. court’s decision a ‘big blow’ to business owners 12/02/10

In a split decision, the Supreme Court of New Jersey ruled Thursday in favor of a terminated employee who accessed company documents in preparation for a gender-discrimination lawsuit filed against the employer.

Employer group fears hotline will trigger more litigation 11/30/10

A toll-free hotline soon to be activated by the U.S. Department of Labor could open the door to more job-related lawsuits, according to John Sarno...

Jobs, health care top business concerns as execs head to polls 11/02/10

With the economy still smarting, costly reform to health care looming and partisanship as pointed as it’s ever been, New Jersey’s business leaders have a lot on their minds

Survey suggests health care reform on life support in N.J. 11/01/2010

A survey of its members by the Employers Association of New Jersey suggests the 2009 health care reform law is unraveling...

How the New Healthcare Law Will Affect Your Business  09/15/2010

The new national healthcare law will affect every resident and every business in New Jersey as well as across the nation...

Owners struggle as lending bill stalls 08/13/2010

Long-awaited legislation before Congress aims to spur lending to firms...

Employer survey says 98% will give raises in 2011 08/03/2010

Good news for workers who have gone without pay increases during recent hard times: 98 percent of companies in a recent survey say they play to give raises in 2011...

N.J. employers can get tax breaks for 165,000 jobs 08/03/2010

New Jersey employers are eligible for federal tax breaks for about 165,000 recently hired workers, the U.S. Treasury said Monday...

Small-business owners worry Obama health plan will do little to offset rising premiums 08/02/2010

As the smoke clears following the passage of Obama’s landmark healthcare reform, New Jersey small-business owners

Workshop warns business to brace for surging health care costs 07/22/2010

As the new federal health care reform law is phased in through 2014, employers will face increased costs to comply with new regulations and reporting …

Pace of job cuts continues fall, but concerns remain 07/01/2010

The national pace of corporate downsizing slowed significantly in June, as employers announced plans to cut 39,358 jobs from their payrolls — the the…

Health reform bill mandates firms create a space for moms who breastfeed 05/24/2010

Buried in the federal health care reform bill that Congress passed in March is a little-known amendment for working women who breastfeed...

Finding positives in health care reform plan 05/19/2010

The new federal health care reform law could ultimately benefit New Jersey employers, who will have to get organized to deal with the challenges of a …

N.J. intern laws could help as feds prepare for closer oversight 05/04/2010

Small-business owners should know the rules before hiring summer interns, as closer scrutiny may be in store, according to John Sarno, president of th…

N.J. lawmakers work to fix $1.7B unemployment fund deficit, avert 52 percent tax hike for businesses 04/27/2010

New Jersey has just two months to dig out of a $1.7 billion hole in its unemployment insurance fund — or allow the deficit to trigger a massive tax hike for business owners...

N.J. Supreme Court upholds privacy of personal e-mails accessed at work, March 31, 2010

A company should not have read e-mails a former employee wrote to her lawyer from a private, password-protected web account, even though she sent them from her employer’s computer, according to a state Supreme Court ruling today that attorneys said could influence workplace privacy rules across the country.

Court ruling on e-mail policies a win for employers, association says 03/30/2010

John Sarno, president of the Employers Association of New Jersey, said a ruling by the New Jersey Supreme Court on Tuesday is a “ringing endorsement…

Limiting Your Firm's Unemployed Claims  March 24, 2010

Unemployment insurance is designed to assist workers financially for a short period of time while they are searching for another job.  For employers, however, if it is not handled correctly...

Small-business owners react to health care reform 03/23/2010

A day after Congress approved a sweeping overhaul of the nation’s health care system, New Jersey small-business owners gave mixed reactions as many still puzzled over how...

Most criticize health reform bill as bad for small business 03/22/2010

Sunday night’s historic passage of health reform by the House of Representatives is drawing mixed reaction in New Jersey, ranging from praise for th…

Health care proposal could mean big changes for state's businesses 07/17/09

As the government's health care overhaul gains momentum this week, John Sarno has some urgent advice for New Jersey small-business owners: Start saving...

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