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January 26, 2015
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SHRM Survey

According to a survey from the Society for Human Resource Management, employers are very concerned about healthcare costs and plan to curb them by continuing to shift more of the expense to employees.

The survey found 79% of organizations that provide healthcare coverage to their employees indicate they are "very concerned" about controlling healthcare costs and plan to reduce costs by increasing employees' contributions to healthcare costs.  26% of company respondents they planned to increase employees' share of these costs in 2015.

19% of organizations that provide healthcare coverage indicated use of consumer-directed health plans, such as health reimbursement arrangements and health savings accounts, was the most successful tactic for controlling health care costs. About one-half of organizations, 56%, offered educational initiatives related to health and wellness and 48% offered lower-cost generic prescription drugs to help control the costs of healthcare.

(Source: SHRM's six-part Strategic Benefits Survey).

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Employment News
Economic News
Program & Event News
Upcoming Events

Law Day IV - February 12, 2015, Livingston, NJ


Executive Leadership Conference - April 22-23, 2014 The Borgata Hotel & Casino, Atlantic City, New Jersey

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1 in 3 Workers Will Quit Without a Raise in 2015

35% of 900 people surveyed in New Jersey plan to look for a new job if they do not get a salary increase in 2015, according to a survey by the Heldrich Center for Workforce Development at Rutgers University.


According to the New Jersey Business and Industry Association's 2015 Business Outlook Survey, 56 percent of companies gave pay raises to their employees in 2014. That number represents a steady increase from 2009, when only 31 percent gave pay raises. As for 2015, 61 percent said they plan to give raises, which is 5 percentage points higher than those who actually gave raises in 2014, and slightly more than the 57 percent who indicated in last year's survey that they planned to give raises in 2014.


The survey shows that of those who plan to give pay increases:

  • 33 percent said they plan to keep hikes in the 1 to 3 percent range;
  • 20 percent plan to give raises in the 3 to 5 percent range; and
  • 7 percent plan to give raises of 5 percent or more.

Save The Date - Executive Leadership Conference


The NJSA's Executive Leadership Conference is planned for April 22-23 at The Borgata in Atlantic City.  Mark your calendars for "Your Staffing Tool Box: Build to Lead." 




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New Jersey to attend this comprehensive one-day conference on legal matters that matter to you.


Eisenhower Conference Center * Livingston, NJ 

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Here's a great chance to hear from top speakers on the topics that matter most to you and our industry.
  • Robert Kulick, Regional Administrator, Region II
  • David SprongTimothy Szuhaj, Becker Meisel
  • Nick Florio, CPA, Partner, Citrin Cooperman
  • LaTanya James Rouse, ASA Assistant General Counsel
  • Helen Konrad, Esq., McCandish Holton P.C.
  • Marc Freedman, Esq., NJSA General Counsel
For complete bios and detailed conference, download the registration brochure. Don't miss this chance to attend one of our most popular events of the year!

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