Good afternoon! My name is Christopher Emigholz, and I am the Vice President of Government Affairs for the New Jersey Business & Industry Association (NJBIA) covering tax, budget and economic development issues. On behalf of our member companies that provide 1 million jobs in our State and make NJBIA the largest statewide business association in […]
The U.S. Department of Labor Thursday announced new guidance outlining flexibilities that states have in administering their unemployment insurance (UI) programs to assist Americans affected by the COVID-19 outbreak. Under the guidance, federal law permits significant flexibility for states to amend their laws to provide UI benefits in multiple scenarios related to COVID-19. For example, […]
WASHINGTON, DC – The U.S. Department of Labor today published a final rule that provides greater clarity and flexibility to states as they identify the occupations for which they will conduct drug testing in the unemployment insurance (UI) program. “The flexibility offered in the new rule respects state differences with regard to employment drug testing across […]
As an annual service to our members, NJBIA explains the changes in tax withholding rates and taxable wage bases that employers face in the year ahead. Unemployment Insurance, New Jersey Workforce Development and Health Care Subsidy Fund Taxes Employee and employer state Unemployment Insurance tax rates will apply to the first $33,700 of an employee’s […]
Gov. Chris Christie signed legislation, S-3056, (Eagan, Sumter) eliminating the current unemployment insurance exemption for interns working in hospitals. The new law allows medical school graduates interning at hospitals to be eligible for the same UI benefits and subject to the same UI taxes as other employees. The law took effect immediately.