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Proposed auto insurance bills will dramatically raise rates — just ask people in Florida

As local insurance agents who engage with members of the public seeking insurance coverage on a daily basis, we know all too well the negative impact that broad and poorly defined legal standards —...

PPP loans are still available: Here are 4 reasons to apply

Gov. Phil Murphy recently signed a five-bill package that will provide $100 million in grants to various small businesses, restaurants, arts and cultural establishments, and nonprofits in New Jersey. Such grant programs provide additional...

Why eviction moratorium is not fair to landlords

At first blush, when people hear about an eviction moratorium, it sounds like an important societal accommodation. Let’s face it: Landlords are not sympathetic figures. However, there are two sides to this issue. Many landlords...

Drug testing in era of legalized cannabis: Do’s and Don’ts for employers

Gov. Phil Murphy recently signed the New Jersey Cannabis Regulatory, Enforcement Assistance and Marketplace Modernization Act, a law detailing the permissible use of recreational marijuana. NJCREAMMA legalizes recreational use of marijuana for adults over 21....

Expansion of Employee Retention Credit … PPP loan plus ERC now allowed

The Taxpayer Certainty and Disaster Tax Relief Act of 2020, or TCDTRA, that was passed Dec. 27 contains several important changes to the Employee Retention Credit, or ERC. The CARES Act passed earlier in...

N.J. needs to clear up unemployment insurance uncertainty for employers

New Jersey’s unemployment insurance system has worked as intended for decades to protect workers who have lost their jobs. Employers and employees alike pay a payroll tax into a state fund, with the federal government backing it up as needed. The state...

N.J. has hiring crisis: Here are some ways to address it

The headlines have been nothing short of glaring. A family-owned delicatessen with 10 years under its belt announces it is closing because it can no longer find staff. Restaurant owners needing to offer finders fees and...

Why N.J. should not lock down again: Cases vs. infections

As Gov. Phil Murphy and everyone else in New Jersey debate the merits of a second state shutdown due to COVID-19, it is incredibly important to define what a case is and what an...

Urban redevelopment done right: How to spark revitalization while honoring cultural history

Last month, the New Jersey Economic Development Authority approved $67 million in tax credits through its Economic Redevelopment & Growth program to preserve and rehabilitate historic Hinchliffe Stadium in Paterson. This ERG tax credit award...

‘Other states are taking notice of N.J.’s lousy business climate and are trying to...

New Jersey Assemblyman John McKeon (D-West Orange), chair of the Financial Institutions Committee, recently proposed a financial transaction tax that will kill jobs and revenue across New Jersey and test the state’s ability to...

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CarbinX: A look at breakthrough carbon-capture system that N.J. Natural Gas has installed in...

New Jersey Natural Gas, the principal subsidiary of New Jersey Resources, was thrilled to announce last week that it has installed and is now...

Fakult to retire as president of JCP&L, to be succeeded by Mokoid

Jim Fakult, a fixture in the New Jersey business community since taking over as president of Jersey Central Power & Light 11 years ago,...

LG’s new Business Innovation Center in Englewood Cliffs offers broad array of commercial solutions

LG Business Solutions USA officially opened its latest Business Innovation Center, a 3,600-square-foot showroom at LG Electronics’ North American headquarters in Englewood Cliffs. This...

N.J. celebrates launch of easy-to-use online Unemployment Insurance application process

Seemingly no one took more heat during the pandemic than Department of Labor & Workforce Development Commissioner Robert Asaro-Angelo — who was unfairly blamed...

When TV meets reality: Shatner implores LSC crowd to take global warming seriously

William Shatner seemingly spent a lifetime in the heavens — at least, that’s the way the ubiquitous reruns of “Star Trek” have made it...