7 Spielman Road • Fairfield, NJ 07004

Can Employers still afford to do Business in NJ- Employment Law Update




Join us for this very informative Seminar as Dennis Alessi Esq. discusses the many changes in employment law that
have been affecting businesses in New Jersey. 
This Seminar is intended for Business Owners
Date:  Friday January 10th, 2020
Time: 10am to 12pm
CEU’s 2
You will come away understanding:
· NJ’s Paid Sick Leave Law ( How it applies to all business’s) 
· Changes to the NJ Family Leave Act
· Viability of Arbitration Agreements
· NJ’s New Equal Pay Act
· Recent Developments in Employment Law
Independent Contractor vs. Employee
Employer obligation to Maintain and Report Records ( this also applies to any Temporary Staff that an office is paying Directly)
While not a new issue, the next wave of employment claims will likely be led by state and federal departments of labor pursuing claims against employers for misclassifying as independent contractors workers who meet the test for being employees.

By classifying employees as independent contractors employers are able to avoid paying various benefits to these workers, ignore the minimum wage and overtime laws, deprive them of state and federal Family Leave laws and social security, and avoid unemployment claims. Misclassification denies states and the federal government many millions of dollars in revenues each year.  States and the federal government have attempted to crack down on these abuses in the past, but now, with so much revenue at stake, their efforts are likely to take hold to many employers’ financial detriment.

What distinguishes an independent contractor from an employee?  Courts and the government had looked at whether the workers’ services are an integral part of the business, the permanency of the parties’ relationship, the contractor’s investment in facilities and equipment, the degree of control exercised over the worker, whether the worker has an opportunity for profits and losses, whether the worker exercises judgement and initiative and whether the party providing the services does so through an independent business organization or operation.  New Jersey now applies the ABC test.  For an employer to establish that a worker is an independent contractor it must satisfy all three prongs, namely (A) that the worker is free from control or direction from the employer, (B) that the worker is providing a service outside the usual course of the employer’s business or is performing that work outside of all places of that business and (C) that the individual is customarily engaged in an independent trade, occupation or business.

Presented by:
Dennis J. Alessi, Esq., Member and Co-Chair, Labor & Employment Law, Mandelbaum Salsburg P.C.
Light Breakfast will be served

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Friday January 10, 2020 Time: 10am to 12pm