Employers are well advised to ensure that they start the New Year on the correct foot as many laws have effective dates in a few short days and weeks.  Among the most notable changes are the following:

Minimum Wage

New Jersey’s minimum wage will be $8.44/hr. effective January 1, 2017.  Similarly, in New York City,

I-9 compliance is extremely important these days and can cost your company greatly if you fail to comply with these basic recordkeeping requirements.  Read this article written by the Chair of the Employment Law Department of Cole Schotz, which recently appeared in the January 5, 2011 issue of Employment Law 360.