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NJECPAC is a Continuing Political Committee (CPC). A CPC is any group of two or more persons acting jointly, or any corporation, partnership, or any other incorporated or unincorporated association, civic association or other organization, which in any calendar year contributes to aid or promote the candidacy of an individual, or the candidacies of individuals, for elective public office, or the passage or defeat of a public question or public questions, lobby for the passage or defeat of certain legislative bills introduced in the NJ Legislature in accordance with N.J.S.A. 19:44A-8(b). A CPC is frequently referred to as Political Action Committee (PAC). The NJECPAC was formed to provide funding for legislative initiatives of its members and its member organizations representing the interests of Electrical Contractors, Small Businesses and Taxpayers throughout the State of New Jersey.

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Friday, April 23, 2010

Beck Solar Energy Legislation Signed into Law by Gov. Christie

Bill Will Help Promote Growth of Alternative Energy Production in New Jersey.

Senate Bill S921 sponsored by Senator Jennifer Beck (R-12) that will make it easier for both homeowners and businesses to install clean-energy producing solar panels was signed into law by Governor Chris Christie.

“Most people don’t realize that New Jersey is one of the largest and fastest growing solar energy producers in the country,” said Beck. “While there is a growing demand from homeowners, farmers and the business community to install solar panels on their properties, many have found a patchwork of conflicting laws and regulations that have prevented clean energy installations. This legislation removes a major obstacle that has prevented our state’s growth in solar energy.”
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Wednesday, April 21, 2010

Misclassifying Employees as Independent Contractors Can Be Costly

Over the years, companies have developed alternative working arrangements with their workers. One such arrangement is Independent Contractor. Independent Contractors are not covered by company benefit plans, and payroll withholdings and deductions do not apply. They are not entitled to statutory benefits and protections afforded to traditional employees, such as unemployment compensation and workers’ compensation.

Misclassifying individuals as Independent Contractors can result in many forms of liability. Stepped-up enforcement actions by the IRS and the federal government will likely increase the risks of misclassification.

Now the Obama Administration is weighing in on the misclassification of employees. Obama’s 2011 budget includes funds to start a joint initiative between the Department of Labor and the Department of the Treasury to eliminate legal incentives for employers to misclassify their employees.

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Monday, April 19, 2010

US Dept of Labor Increases Enforcement With We Can Help Campaign

On April 1, 2010, the U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) delivered on its promise to focus its resources on enforcement efforts, launching a new public awareness campaign called "We Can Help".

The campaign is designed to educate workers about their rights under the federal Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA), but its implications are more significant and far-reaching. According to the DOL's Web site, the Wage and Hour Division is targeting workers' rights and pay issues—and it is doing so regardless of their immigration status,

The Webs site directs workers how to file a complaint with the Wage and Hour Division, and it encourages them to provide information to the Division, including copies of pay stubs, hours of work and any information related to the employer's pay practices.

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Sunday, April 18, 2010

Take Our Poll on PV Solar Panel Installations

During the Public Session of the April 4th 2007 Business Meeting of the Board of Examiners of Electrical Contractors, the Board ruled that Only Electrical Contractors with a valid Electrical Contracting License and Business Permit are permitted to handle, mount, and wire, Solar PV Panels

The rule applies to all Solar Photovoltaic Array Modular Panels that emit a voltage greater than ten volts when subjected to natural or artificial light.

Please take our Poll contained within this Blog concerning this topic
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