Vacancy vs Unoccupancy

Unoccupied refers to that status where it is a temporary measure and all of the livable elements still exist (furniture, utilities still turned on, etc.). Whereas vacant refers to that state where there is no intention to return, the residence has no furniture or other means for someone to live there.

Employee Dishonesty Fidelity Bond

Protect yourself / your business from employee theft.  Employee dishonesty is a term describing fidelity bond coverage guaranteeing against loss caused by dishonest officers or employees from the business.  ie. Making fraudulent checks, stealing inventory, hours worked, etc.

Electric Scooters and Insurance

Homeowners policies exclude motorized vehicles.  Personal auto policies exclude two wheeled vehicles.  How to insured electric scooters?   The answer is a motorcycle policy!

Leviton information site about electrical safety in the home

I found a great website that provides a lot of safety information about electricity in the home: Link to Leviton Safety Site

Change in ruling of what an is an independent contractor

There was much information about whether Uber drivers are independent contractors or employees of Uber. Many states, including New Jersey are reviewing the status of all types of independent contractors. There are bills in legislature right now addressing the issue. Please be careful and don’t get hit with fines mis-classifying your employees. Stay tuned!

NJ Wage Payment Regulation in Effect October 2019

Last month, the New Jersey Department of Labor finalized regulations to implement N.J.S.A. 34:1a-1.11 et seq., which authorizes the commissioner of Labor and Workforce Development to issue a written determination to direct any appropriate agency to suspend or revoke certain business licenses for violation of wage and hour reporting requirements. The law (N.J.S.A. 34:1a-1.11 et […]

Employee Misclassification

Governor Murphy has given the New Jersey Department of Labor and Workforce Development (NJDOL) new tools to help put an end to misclassification and noted that his administration has already acted on eight of the task force’s 16 recommendations. Additionally, while addressing the New Jersey State Building & Construction Trades Council’s annual convention, the Governor […]

What is an Ice Jam?

An ice jam occurs when a rise in the water level or thaw breaks the ice into large chunks, which become jammed at man-made and natural obstructions. This can result in sever flooding.

Funds Coming for Electric Vehicle Charging Stations in New Jersey

A popular grant program to help finance electric vehicle charging stations at private sector businesses has new funding. The state already has a grant program, It Pay$ to Plug In, which provides grants to businesses and other organizations of up to $6,000 per charging station for chargers in public places, workplaces and multi-family homes. To […]

NJ Labor Commissioner Promotes Apprenticeships

$10 million is being invested in New Jersey Apprenticeship Network (NJAN) to establish apprenticeship opportunities in industries such as hospitality, advanced manufacturing, construction, utilities, healthcare, and life sciences.