Saturday, May 15, 2010
Friday, May 14, 2010
The Environmental Protection Agency April 23 announced efforts to expand its Lead-Safe Renovation, Repair and Painting (RRP) program, just one day after the program took effect.
The current rule exempts contractors from the RRP program if the homeowner certifies there is no child under the age of six and no pregnant women living in the home. However, beginning June 22, that exemption will be abolished and contractors renovating any pre-1978 residential building will have to be trained under the RRP program.
Wednesday, May 12, 2010
Senator Jennifer Beck has introduced S-1871 – Her bill repeals the law requiring prevailing wage be paid to workers employed in construction undertaken with Board of Public Utilities financial assistance.
S-1871 is identical to A-2370 that Assemblyman O’Scanlon introduced on March 4th 2010.
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Tuesday, May 11, 2010
As part of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act signed into law the President on March 23, 2010, small businesses now have reason to consider offering health insurance coverage for the first time or to continue maintaining existing coverage for their employees.
The tax credit specifically targets "eligible small employers," for purposes of the tax credit, an employer must:
An Employer must employ less than 25 full-time equivalent employees (FTEs) for a tax year;
Pay wages that average less than $50,000 per employee per year (for taxable years beginning in 2010 through 2013); and
The Employer must provide health care coverage under a "qualifying arrangement."
Monday, May 10, 2010
On Friday May 7th, Governor Chris Christie signed S936 / A2297 (Cardinale, Sarlo, Prieto) into Law.
The new law requires consumer complaints to Licensing Boards of Regulated Professions to be resolved within 120 days.
S936 is a bill supported by the NJECPAC Member Organizations