May 28, 2018
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2018 MEMBER SAVINGS CATALOG
 
2018 Member Savings Catalog will be sent to NJSA members this week. This is a valuable member benefit and provides you with information on staffing products and services available from our Industry partners. NJSA Industry Partners are experts in staffing-related services, so reach out to them for your business needs.

LEGAL & LEGISLATIVE 

Governor Murphy signed into law both "New Jersey's Law against Discrimination" and "Earned Sick Leave" in early May. Are you up-to-date on what these laws will mean for your ability to do business in New Jersey? The NJSA is working on both our members' and the staffing industry's behalf to ensure our voice is heard on all aspects of human resource issues.

New Jersey's new Equal Pay Law  goes 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. Penalties include treble damages and six years of back pay liability. Additionally, 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. Meantime, the existing NJ municipal ordinances on earned sick leave are still operational. 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 accordance with the employer's policy in a consecutive 12- month period (the benefit year). The maximum carryover from one benefit year to the next is 40 hours. Employees can start to use their accrued sick leave after they have been employed more than 119 consecutive calendar days with the employer. If an employee leaves an employer, accrued sick leave does not have to be paid to the employee. If the individual returns to work for the employer within six months of the individual's departure, previous unused earned sick leave accrual amounts are reinstated. Once the state's law goes into effect all of the current NJ municipal ordinances on earned sick leave will be voided.

NJSA's Legal & Legislative Committee was successful in limiting the maximum carryover but is now particularly concerned regarding how the staffing industry needs to educate and guide clients on these new laws and their application to temporary staff on assignment.

WEBINAR: WOTC TUTORIAL FOR STAFFING FIRMS

"WOTC Tutorial for Staffing Firms"

Tuesday, June 5, 2018
12:00 - 1:00 p.m.

Cost:
FREE For NJSA Members
$99 for Non-Members

On December 20, 2017, Congress passed  Tax Cuts and Jobs Act confirming the "Work Opportunity Tax Credit (WOTC) remains active and will continue to stay".
During this webinar, attendees will learn:
  • Who are WOTC eligible employees
  • How your firm can receive tax savings from $2,400 to $9,600 per new hire
  • What steps to take to start a WOTC program
  • When and how to apply your WOTC tax credits
  • How a WOTC program can boost employee morale and company profits
  • How you can increase your revenue with  WOTC Technology.

This program was made possible by


WEBINAR & WORKSHOP: PINPOINTING YOUR BEST CUSTOMERS: HOW DATA DRIVES EFFECTIVE AUDIENCE TARGETING

"Pinpointing your best customers: 
How data drives effective audience targeting"

Wednesday, June 13, 2018
4:00 - 5:00 p.m.

NJ Advance Media
Woodbridge Corporate Plaza
485 Route 1 S, Bldg. E Suite 300
Iselin, NJ  08830


SCHEDULING NOTE:  This workshop will be provided as in-person program at NJ Advance Media's office in Iselin, NJ, as well as a webinar for those who can not attend in person. A happy hour will follow at Kona Grill (511 U.S. Route 1, Iselin, NJ).
 
Program Overview: In this presentation she will discuss what audience targeting means, how it has changed in the past 10 years, and the use of various types of various types of data and the significant impact this plays on finding the customers that matter for your business.  
 
Speaker: With a diverse media background in both print and digital marketing, Randi Ungar spent the early part of her career at Conde' Nast. In 2007, she worked exclusively in the digital space, working with large national accounts focused on display advertising. Randi came to Advance in 2013 and is currently NJ Advance Media's Associate Vice President of Digital, playing a large role in laying out the digital strategy for the company, developing major corporate partnerships and expanding the company's advocacy/political marketing business. She directs the company's programmatic buying, audience data applications and content marketing solutions.

This program was made possible by


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.

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In This Issue
2018 Member Savings Catalog
Legal & Legislative
Webinar: WOTC for Staffing Firms
Webinar: Pinpointing Your Best Customers
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.