July 30, 2018
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IMPORTANT INFORMATION 

NJ Employers Face August Deadline to Reduce SUI Contribution Rates

On July 20, 2018, the annual Notice of Employer Contribution Rates were mailed to all New Jersey employers. This is not a bill, but rather a summary of the way the NJ Department of Labor calculates the employer contribution rate for unemployment and disability. This form enables you to determine whether a voluntary contribution would save you money in the subsequent year.

A voluntary contribution increases your reserve balance and may reduce your contribution rate. Each employer should calculate the amount of the voluntary contribution required to reduce the rate. The required voluntary payment should be compared to the savings realized from a lower rate.

The unemployment expense is a substantial component of your labor cost. Business owners should give it careful attention. If you wish to make a voluntary contribution to your reserve balance you only have 30 days from the notification date to do so. We recommend that you verify all the NJ DOL calculations including the amount of the employer contributions and the benefits charged to your account. Report any discrepancies to the NJ Dept. of Labor. For more information, go to https://my.state.nj.us/.

(Information courtesy of NJSA Industry Partner Urbach & Avraham, CPAs LLP, 732-777-1158)

NJSA SPECIAL MEMBER EVENT

All NJSA Members are invited to attend a special "OPEN" meeting of the Board of Directors on September 20, 2018 at 3:00pm at NJ Advanced Media, Woodbridge Corporate Center, 485 Route 1 South, Bldg. E, Ste. 300, Iselin, NJ.
 
Following the board meeting at 4:00 pm., a LEGISLATIVE UPDATE on two recently enacted laws will be presented:
 
  • New Jersey's new Equal Pay Law went into effect on July 1, 2018. Under the new law all protected classes are to be paid at a rate comparable to pay rates for substantially similar work and all state contractors will be required to report to the state detailed information regarding protected classes and compensation.
  • New Jersey's new statewide Earned Sick Leave Law goes into effect October 1, 2018. The new law essentially requires all NJ employers to allow their NJ employees to accrue at least 1 hour of earned sick leave for every 30 hours worked, and the employee can use a maximum of 40 hours of earned sick leave in a consecutive 12 month period. Employees can start to use their accrued sick leave after they have been employed more than 119 consecutive calendar days with the employer.
The expert legislative panel includes: Richard Scott (ProSearch Network), NJSA's Vice President of Legal & Legislative Affairs, Marc A. Freedman (Freedman & Friedland), NJSA's General Counsel, Patrick Stewart, Principle, Public Strategies Impact, and David Sprong, Partner, Becker LLC. A comprehensive review of the laws and their impact on your staffing firm will be presented as well as a question and answer session for your feedback.  
THIS SESSION WILL BE OFFERED AS A WEBINAR AS WELL, SO IF YOU CANNOT MAKE IT IN PERSON, YOU CAN REGISTER FOR THE WEBINAR ONLINE.
 
To round out the afternoon, you are also cordially invited to a networking happy hour at 5:30pm at Kona Grill adjacent to the NJ Advance Media offices.
 
This is a free event for members and an opportunity to meet the NJSA board, learn what you need to know about two important human resource issues, and spend some quality time with your peers.


NJSA BOARD OF DIRECTORS - LOOKING FOR A FEW GOOD MEN AND WOMEN!

Interested in giving back to the industry?  NJSA Board positions are two year terms with the opportunity to mold the future of our industry and member association.  To nominate yourself or a colleague, click here for the nomination form and email to patk@njsa.com.

ASA NATIONAL STAFFING EMPLOYEE WEEK

National Staffing Week is September 24-30.  NJSA has contacted Governor Murphy for a proclamation declaring this week in New Jersey.  We'd love to know what members will be doing to highlight this recognition of the important role staffing plays in the New Jersey economy.  Please send us your links, photos or information on what you plan to do.  We will publicize this in the Monday Morning Memo and at www.njsa.com .

NJSA EMPLOYEE OF THE YEAR

Nominate your Star Employee of the Year - Don't forget it's time to nominate your best employee for Staffing Employee of the Year to be announced at the 2018 NJSA Annual Conference.   Click here for the nomination form .

SIGN UP FOR TEXT ALERTS

We are pleased to announce that we are now able to send text alerts to NJSA members.  Your association wants to provide you with the latest updates to your phone via text messaging. It is our belief that effective and up-to-date communication provides value for your investment in NJSA. Our text message program will be used in addition to the more traditional means of communication that NJSA already has in place.

You have two options to sign up for text alerts:

Option #1:  Log into your profile on the NJSA website and add your cell phone number at the bottom of your profile (see screen shot below):


Option #2: Email Denise Downing at Denise@NeffDowning.com with your cell phone number and we will add it to your profile for you.
 
Your cell phone number will not be visible in the searchable online Member Directory on the NJSA website.  It is only visible to you and the NJSA office. We hope that you take advantage of this new NJSA member benefit!

STAFFING NJ-PAC DONATIONS

2018 WILL BE AN IMPORTANT YEAR FOR LEGISLATION 
THAT WILL IMPACT YOUR STAFFING FIRM

STAFFING NJ-PAC will take an active role in the 2017 elections and your support is greatly needed to ensure the staffing industry's voice is heard.    Click here for the PAC donation form and help provide funding for pro-staffing candidates. 

NJSA has a dynamic and convenient legislative platform to communicate your views on issues impacting staffing.    Click here to make your voice heard and to understand the legislative agenda we are following.

NJSA Membership is Corporate
NJSA Membership is Corporate - that means your staff can receive this weekly news email and stay on top of events and legislative information.  

You can forward this email on or email  patk@njsa.com  to add their names to our Monday Morning Memo and Staffing News Online lists .
 
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In This Issue
Welcome New Members
Special Member Event
Board Nominations
ASA Employee Week
Employee of the Year
Text Alerts
PAC Donations
NJSA Membership is Corporate
Upcoming Events

NJSA Education & Training Conference
November 1, 2018
Eisenhower Conference Center
Livingston, NJ



Thanks to Our 
2018 Annual Sponsors








Our mission is to be the advocate for the success and growth of NJSA members and the New Jersey staffing industry through leadership in legislation, education, ethics and professional business practices.


For additional information about any items in this Monday Morning Memo, or to learn more about membership in the New Jersey Staffing Alliance, please contact us at 973-283-0072 or email  patk@njsa.com . Our website is http://www.njsa.com . Thank you.