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State reportedly facing $1.1B budget shortfall

State reportedly facing $1.1B budget shortfall

The state Office of Legislative Services has distributed a memo projecting a previously unforeseen $1.1 billion revenue shortfall for the current and...

State benefits review panel opposes tiered-network bills

Two bills on tiered networks — one placing a freeze on enrollment, and the other setting ground rules for tiered network structure — were...

Assembly panel advances $15 minimum wage bill

Following the lead of its Senate counterpart, the Assembly Labor Committee voted Thursday in favor of advancing a measure that will gradually...

Experts: New OT rules could shake up bottom line for both N.J. businesses, employees

As expected, the U.S. Department of Labor released its much-anticipated final rules on federal overtime eligibility this week — and New Jersey...

Christie approval rating slumps to 29 percent

Christie approval rating slumps to 29 percent

Just 29 percent of New Jersey voters approve of the job Gov. Chris Christie is doing, according to a new Quinnipiac University Poll released...

New Jersey lost jobs in April as unemployment rate jumped, state says

April was not a pretty month for New Jersey's economic picture, as the state lost jobs and the unemployment rate rose, according to the Department of...

Change in overtime threshold coming: Business owners beware — This may cost you big

Go ahead and admit it: Most business owners don't actually track the number of hours their exempt employees work, because they are not eligible for...

Update: Senate committee advances $15 minimum wage bill

The Senate Labor Committee voted Monday in favor of advancing a measure that aims to gradually increase New Jersey's minimum wage to $15 per hour...

Phil Murphy first to announce he's running for governor

Phil Murphy first to announce he's running for governor

Phil Murphy, the former U.S. ambassador to Germany and Goldman Sachs executive, has announced that he intends to run for governor in 2017.

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