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State of New Jersey Update
Governor Murphy signed a four-bill legislative package furthering state efforts to stop the practice of illegally classifying employees as independent contractors. The bills will create a new Office of Strategic Enforcement and Compliance within the State's Department of Labor and will simplify the process for identifying misclassified workers and implement stop-work orders at worksites where misclassification is identified. Certain bills take effect immediately.
Read the Press Release here
Assistance for NJ Businesses from NJEDA
Tax Credits for Companies that are Growing Jobs

Small and large businesses, as well as nonprofits, can now apply for tax credits, under the state's 'Emerge Program.’ To be eligible, organizations must meet minimum capital investment and job creation or retention requirements. For more information, click here. (N.J. Economic Development Authority)
Pre-Registration for NJEDA Emergency Assistance Loan Program
Phase 2 Opens July 20
From the New Jersey Economic Development Authority (NJEDA): Pre-registration for the Small Business Emergency Assistance Loan Program (Phase 2) will open at 9:00 a.m. EST on Tuesday, July 20, 2021. The Emergency Assistance Loan Program provides up to $100,000 in financing to New Jersey small businesses and nonprofits. All applicants must pre-register to be eligible to apply. 
From the New Jersey Business Action Center: Up-to-date information for businesses on reopening after COVID, including rules and guidelines to follow, financial assistance programs, and other resources.
News from the IRS
Treasury, IRS provide guidance on tax relief for deductions for food or beverages from restaurants
The Treasury Department and the Internal Revenue Service issued Notice 2021-25 PDF providing guidance under the Taxpayer Certainty and Disaster Relief Act of 2020. The Act added a temporary exception to the 50% limit on the amount that businesses may deduct for food or beverages. The temporary exception allows a 100% deduction for food or beverages from restaurants. 
Beginning January 1, 2021, through December 31, 2022, businesses can claim 100% of their food or beverage expenses paid to restaurants as long as the business owner (or an employee of the business) is present when food or beverages are provided and the expense is not lavish or extravagant under the circumstances.
Safety for your Employees
OSHA Issues Emergency Temporary Standard for Healthcare and
Updated Guidance for All Industries Click here for guidelines 
Also new: Protecting Workers: Guidance on Mitigating and Preventing the Spread of COVID-19 in the Workplace. Get the latest here
Vaccination Tool-Kit for Employers

How you can help to get New Jersey Vaccinated.
NJ Department of Health has put together a NJ Employer COVID-19 Vaccine Promotion Took Kit for employers. It is a How-to-Promote the COVID-19 vaccine among your NJ-based employees.

Click to Get the Tool kit
Monmouth County County Workforce Development OJT Program
On-The-Job Training Program (OJT) - Monmouth County Workforce Development 
“New Hire Incentive Program”. Businesses can receive up to $10,000 for each new hire, no strings attached!
·        Will be reimbursed 50% of the salary of a new, full-time employee
o  Minimum of 32 hours per week
o  Minimum wage must be paid
·        Maximum reimbursement capped at $10,000 per employee
·        We can help you find candidates or you can find them on your own
·        The employer or the employee must be from Monmouth County
·        Must qualify, please call us for details
 FOR MORE INFORMATION: EMAIL Don Miragliotta, Employment CounselorMonmouth County Workforce Development at
 OR, register for the next zoom call, to get the link to join and to learn all about the details of this great program Click here

NJ's 2022 Plastic Carryout Bag and Polystyrene Foam Ban Countdown
  • Counting Down to NJ's 2022 Plastic Carryout Bag and Polystyrene Foam Ban: New Jersey businesses can start preparing now for implementation of a new law, which takes effect May 4, 2022, which ends the use of single-use plastic carryout bags and...Click Here For Details

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as of 7/8/21.
US Chamber of Commerce published a small business Survival Guide and
a social media Communication Kit
which could be useful in restarting and rebuilding your business.
The site will be updated as new information becomes available.
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Guidance for Your Small Business SBDC site is updated regularly

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The Small Business Association has set up a Guidance for Businesses and Employers to Plan and Respond to Coronavirus Disease (COVID-19)
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