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    • 1 Jan 2019
    • 31 Dec 2019
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    2019 Annual Partner Sponsorship Program

    The New Jersey Staffing Alliance sponsorship program is designed to give the Industry Partner members of the New Jersey Staffing Alliance the opportunity to demonstrate their support and commitment to the staffing industry while enhancing their brand and marketing access to New Jersey staffing firm owners and managers. 

    This sponsorship program enables active NJSA Industry Partners to annually budget for their level of sponsorship and have a clear understanding of the many benefits of each sponsorship level available. 

    NEW FOR 2019! We are offering three major sponsorship packages which offer exposure at a majority of NJSA’s programs and events.  Industry Partners will have the opportunity to confirm a major sponsorship package until January 31, 2019.  Any remaining individual event sponsorships opportunities will be available in February 2019. 


    Click here to download the sponsorship brochure.
    • 14 Feb 2019
    • 8:30 AM - 4:30 PM
    • Eisenhower Conference Center, 290 W. Mt. Pleasant Avenue, Livingston, NJ 07039
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    For Owners, Managers and Staff Engaged in
    Workforce and Compliance Issues

    CLICK HERE TO DOWNLOAD THE CONFERENCE BROCHURE

    This is a one-day conference designed to provide staffing professionals and management with the latest information on legal, legislative, and operational issues.

    Conference Schedule

    8:30 - 9:00 a.m. Registration & Breakfast

    9:00 - 10:00 a.m. The Outlook for Staffing in 2019

    While the economy continues to create new jobs despite an 18 year low jobless rate, a tight labor market nationwide is compelling staffing companies to pay higher to attract and retain employees AND candidates. However, many states are making it increasingly difficult to conduct business amidst employment laws that impact companies’ bottom lines.

    ASA Government Affairs Counsel, Toby Malara, will provide an overview of what the American Staffing Association projects for staffing growth and productivity in 2019.

    10:00 - 10:15 a.m. Break

    10:15 - 10:45 a.m. Equal Pay in New Jersey

    The “Diane B. Allen Equal Pay Act” became effective July 1, 2018 and prohibits employers from paying an employee who is a member of any protected class a lower rate of compensation or benefits than any employee who is not protected and performs “substantially similar work.” Compliance with this new law may significantly change the compensation systems employed by many staffing and recruiting firms in New Jersey.

    NJSA General Counsel, Marc Freedman, will review the law and its specific relevance for staffing firms.

    10:45 - 11:45 a.m.  How Staffing Firms are Implementing Paid Leave Law in Their Workplace

    On October 29, 2018, the New Jersey Paid Sick Leave Act became effective and many staff, who, in the past were not able to take sick time, will now be able to accrue sick leave. This law applies to all New Jersey businesses despite their size or number of employees. It also applies to most employees working in the state, except for per diem hospital healthcare employees, construction workers employed pursuant to a collective bargaining agreement, and public employees who already have sick leave benefits by state law.

    A panel of staffing leaders will tell you how they have implemented or plan to implement this controversial new law. Educating your leadership/decision makers/supervisors on the law and its ramifications for your company is essential as there are penalties for non-compliance.

    Be prepared to have your questions and concerns answered by NJSA’s General Counsel, Marc Freedman.

    11:45 - 12:45 p.m. Networking Lunch

    12:45 - 1:15 p.m. Legislative Issues - Federal, State & Local

    Toby Malara, Esq., Government Affairs Counsel of the American Staffing Association and Richard Scott, CEO of Pro Search Network and Vice President of Legal and Legislative Affairs for the New Jersey Staffing Alliance, will review the latest issues impacting staffing and what to anticipate in 2019.

    1:15 - 1:30 p.m.  Break

    1:30 - 2:30 p.m. Marijuana and Its Impact on the New Jersey Staffing Industry

    The past few years have seen dramatic changes in state marijuana laws across the country, which has directly impacted applicant pools. With New Jersey’s legalization of medical marijuana use and its rush toward legalizing recreational use, it is becoming increasingly difficult for New Jersey staffing companies to navigate the law and to source, screen and place candidates.

    David Sprong and Timothy Szuhaj of Becker LLC will review current Federal and New Jersey laws, discuss their impact on staffing industry, and will provide practical guidance for addressing these important issues.

    2:30 - 3:30 p.m. The Me Too! Movement and Staffing

    Today’s world demands nothing short of a culture shift, including careful policy review and revision, updated training, and cutting-edge processes and documentation. We will explore and discuss requirements, best practices and solutions for preventing, investigating, remedying and eradicating sexual harassment, such as:

    • Are your anti-harassment policies fully complaint?
    • Do you have an existing culture of avoidance or tolerance in the workplace?
    • Is your training cutting-edge?
    • Can employees report harassment without fear of shame, intimidation or repercussions?
    • Can you conduct an investigation quickly, efficiently and decisively?
    • Are you prepared to impose the appropriate discipline?
    • How to deal with complaints involving key employees
    • The risks of supervisor/subordinate relationship
    • The role of the bystander
    • Consensual relationship policies and agreements
    • Recent legislative developments

    3:30 - 4:30 p.m.  Avoiding Contractual Liability Traps and Gaps

    Due to the escalation in liability claim activity, the insurance market for staffing firms is undergoing a transformation with carriers increasing deductibles and premiums. So what can be done to mitigate your exposures and the financial impact on your firm? This session will highlight real world claims examples for coverages such as General Liability, Auto Liability and Employment Practices Liability, and walk through the impact contractual provisions have on the staffing firm (and their insurer)’s responsibility to pay legal expenses and damages. Discover how to identify contractual pitfalls and better protect your agency from increased costs and unknown liabilities.

    4:30 p.m. Adjourn

    Earn CPC Credits

    • 7 May 2019
    • 6:00 PM
    • 9 May 2019
    • 11:00 AM
    • Borgata Hotel Casino & Spa, One Borgata Way, Atlantic City, NJ 08401

    Watch for more information soon!


    Hotel Information:

    The Borgata Hotel Casino & Spa 
    One Borgata Way
    Atlantic City, NJ 08401

    A room rate of $132 is being offered for attendees of NJSA's Executive Leadership Conference.  Please click here to make your reservation online.  You can also call Borgata Customer Care at 609-317-1000 and reference the group code GBSTF18.  Deadline for reservation is Saturday, April 6, 2019.

Past Events

16 Jan 2019 New Year Kick-Off Reception

What NJSA event attendees are saying....

The NJSA Annual Education & Training Conference covers topics that are on target for my business. The presenters are always knowledgeable about the industry. Well worth a day out of the office.”

Kathleen Shelby, Flextime Solutions

Speakers were terrific…top notch information…actionable and immediately useful…I am so glad I attended with my staff.

Elaine Balady, The Assurance Agency

What a great conference. It was exciting to see so much energy this year. The strong attendance reflects all of the hard work.

Steve Isenberg, ASJ Partners

These were the best presentations I have heard on these important topics.

Paul Lorenzen, Hepco, Inc

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