Author: Chelsea Wainwright

Updates to New Jersey Minimum Wage Law

On February 4, 2019, New Jersey Governor, Phil Murphy, signed legislation that will raise New Jersey’s minimum wage to fifteen dollars per hour by 2024.  This legislation makes New Jersey the fourth state to hike its minimum wage to $15.00 per hour, and the third largest to do so. For the majority of the workforce, […]

Filing a Lien in New Jersey

A lien is a powerful tool for contractors to ensure they are paid for their materials, time, and services.  The procedure and specifics for filing a lien in New Jersey are laid out in N.J.S.A. 2A:44A-1 et seq., also known as the “Construction Lien Law.”  Liens can be filed on commercial and residential properties provided […]

New Jersey Enacts Paid Sick Leave Act

On May 2, 2018, Governor Murphy signed a law into effect which will provide paid sick leave for employees in New Jersey.  This law will go into effect October 2018.  Previously, several municipalities enacted their own paid sick leave regulations, but this new Act will supersede these and make regulations state-wide.  New Jersey is the […]