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An Urgent Q & A about NJ Unemployment Benefits

NJ Unemployment Benefits

Unemployment claims in New Jersey are increasing at an astonishing rate. Around this time, in March of 2019, approximately 10,000 people filed for benefits. One year later, that number has reached over ​1 million claims and continues to rise. Businesses are shutting down and workers are being laid off due to the Coronavirus. The N.J. Department […]

NJ Division on Civil Rights Responds to Questions About Covid-19

NJ Division on Civil Rights Responds to Questions About Covid-19

The New Jersey Division on Civil Rights (DCR) is responding to questions about how the New Jersey Law Against Discrimination (LAD) and the New Jersey Family Leave Act (NJFLA) apply to individuals affected by the COVID-19 pandemic. While COVID-19 does not discriminate, DCR will be investigating complaints of discrimination or harassment under the LAD, as […]

NJ Small Businesses Find Hope in the CARES Act

Small Businesses Find Hope in the CARES Act

Cash is king. You may have prepared a three-to-six-month buffer, but you still need a contingency plan for when that runs out. There was little to no way for you to prepare for these unprecedented times and there are still bills to pay.Take full advantage of the CARES Act.The Small Business Administration’s (SBA) Economic Injury […]

NJ Department of Labor Changes for 2020: What are your rights?

Worker’s Compensation Benefits in 2020

As of January 1, 2020, the New Jersey Department of Labor announced increases in the maximum benefit rates and taxable wage base as of January 1 for its Unemployment Insurance, Temporary Disability Insurance, Family Leave Insurance and Workers’ Compensation programs.  It uses a statewide average weekly wage (SAWW) to determine worker’s compensation benefits every year. […]

Are English-Only Policies Legal?

Are English-Only Policies Legal?

Rules prohibiting employees from speaking Spanish are illegal, with few exceptions. Such cases are investigated by the ​United States Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (“EEOC”). The EEOCC determines whether a policy is legal or not. In cases of discrimination based on such violations, it helps a great deal to have a Spanish-speaking attorney. Let’s explore some […]

No Small Business is Safe from Data Breaches

No Small Business is Safe from Data Breaches

Macy’s, T-Mobile and restaurant chains like Moe’s, McAlister’s Deli, and Schlotsky’s have all suffered data breaches. That kind of thing only happens to them, right? Wrong. In 2020, if you own a small business and have a technology budget, security is the most significant investment you can make. What are some other technology investments? It could […]

Five Essential Growth Factors for Small Businesses in 2020

Five Essential Growth Factors for Small Businesses in 2020

What are the trends that will shape 2020? This is not an unreasonable question, not if you are an entrepreneur with a desire to grow your business. Get the jump on the competition by considering these five growth factors:Optimization – According to Ernst & Young’s Strategic Growth Forum, 67% of entrepreneurs said they were focused […]

Five Suggestions for Small Business Budgeting in 2020

Five Suggestions for Small Business Budgeting in 2020

Attention, small business owners! Have you begun budgeting for 2020? What are you waiting for? The economy may be booming, but global recession and political upheaval can always be waiting around the bend. Whether your plans are to expand or to toe the line, approach your 2020 budget with the following in mind:Emergency Fund – […]

Trenton Receives $100,000 Grant to Stimulate Economic Growth

Trenton Receives $100,000 Grant to Stimulate Economic Growth

Different people have different impressions of our state capital. It depends on your perspective. The most common attitude among Trentonians, however, is pride, along with a deep, abiding hunger for self-improvement and success. Creating new jobs and establishing new businesses is at the center of that drive. Now, thanks to the New Jersey Economic Development […]

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