Employment Law

Wage Theft Bill Signed Into Law
 

Wage Theft Bill Signed Into Law

Posted: August 6, 2019
New Jersey businesses now face criminal penalties for failing to pay the wages owed to their employees thanks to legislation signed into law today by Acting Governor Shelia Oliver. However, the law would subject employers to criminal penalties for what are honest mistakes attributable to the legal complexities of New Jersey’s wage and hour law.

IRS Launches New Tax Withholding Estimator
 

IRS Launches New Tax Withholding Estimator

Posted: August 6, 2019
The IRS has launched a new Tax Withholding Estimator, an expanded, mobile-friendly online tool designed to make it easier for everyone to have the right amount of tax withheld during the year.


Murphy Ramps up Crackdown on Employee Misclassification
 

Murphy Ramps up Crackdown on Employee Misclassification

Posted: July 9, 2019
Calling employee misclassification a crisis, Gov. Phil Murphy said today that New Jersey workers lost out on $46 billion in wages and benefits in 2018 because they were not properly paid and vowed to ramp up a crackdown on misclassification that is already underway.

Small Businesses: Encourage Workers to Do a Paycheck Checkup
 

Small Businesses: Encourage Workers to Do a Paycheck Checkup

Posted: May 10, 2019
The IRS reminds small businesses that recent tax reform legislation lowered the backup withholding tax rate to 24 percent and the withholding rate that usually applies to bonuses and other supplemental wages to 22 percent. The agency also urges employers to encourage their employees to check their withholding using the IRS Withholding Calculator.