Thursday, May 27, 2021

New Jersey Business.NJ.Gov Update - May 27 2021

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Remote Work Requirements To Be Lifted

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Beginning Friday, June 4th, 2021, businesses and non-profits will no longer be required to accommodate remote work arrangements or be required to reduce on-site staff to the minimal number necessary. Also, at indoor worksites closed to the public, employers may allow employees who can verify they are vaccinated to not wear a face mask and social distance.

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Indoor Mask Mandate and Social Distancing Requirements Will Be Relaxed

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Effective May 28th, 2021, the indoor mask mandate for most public spaces will be lifted, as well as the six-foot social distancing requirement in both indoor and outdoor spaces, the prohibition on dance floors at bars and restaurants, and the prohibition on ordering and eating/drinking while standing at bars and restaurants. Additionally, effective June 4th, 2021, indoor gathering and capacity limits will be lifted. Businesses may continue to require face coverings for employees, customers, and guests, and businesses are not permitted to restrict the use of face masks by their staff, customers, or visitors.

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Free Support for Employee Training

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SkillUp New Jersey is a free virtual training program for both employed and unemployed workers. Available courses include but are not limited to: information technology, business analysis, customer service, industry certifications, and more. This program is open 180 days after registering.

Sign Up for Free Classes

Participate in the Symposium on COVID, Women and the Economy: Avoiding the Next "She-cession"

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Get a firsthand look at some of the long-term solutions being proposed to help women displaced from the workforce. The half-day, virtual event will bring together leading economists, academics, business professionals, and policy specialists. The panels are hosted by the New Jersey Department of the Treasury and take place June 4th, 2021, from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.

Register For The Event

Pre-Registration for Phase 4 Grants Reopen


Phase 4 of the Small Business Emergency Assistance Grant Program provides grants up to $20,000 to small- and medium-sized businesses and nonprofits that have been negatively impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic. Pre-registration has reopened for business owners who did not pre-register in April. Businesses that have already applied for Phase 4 funding can check their application status at Pre-registration for Phase 4 will be open until June 30th, 2021.

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Sell Your Net Operating Loss and R&D Tax Credits for Cash

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The Net Operating Loss (NOL) Program enables early-stage technology and life sciences companies to sell their New Jersey net operating losses and unused research and development (R&D) tax credits to unrelated profitable corporations for cash. Capital raised through this program can be used for costs including, but not limited to: fixed asset purchases; construction, acquisition, and development of real estate; materials; tenant fit-out; working capital; salaries; and, R&D expenditures. The New Jersey Economic Development Authority is accepting applications online through June 30th, 2021.

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Apply to the New Jersey Future of Work Accelerator

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Businesses, non-profits, or individuals with an idea, solution, or initiative that improves job quality and economic security for New Jerseyans are invited to apply to the New Jersey Future of Work Accelerator. Through the free Accelerator, accepted participants will receive connections to funders, custom coaching, and opportunities to pilot or scale worker-centric programs in New Jersey. Applications are now open.

Apply To The Accelerator

The PPE Access Program Deadline is May 28th, 2021


There is only a couple of days left for New Jersey-based businesses and organizations with 100 or fewer employees to apply for and use discounts of nearly 70% off purchases of personal protective equipment through the NJ Small and Micro Business PPE Access Program. Businesses that were approved previously do not need to reapply, but any discounts they have redeemed to date will be counted toward the program cap.

Apply For Discounts

Read about additional regulations and funding opportunities on our COVID page and Business Updates page.

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Office of the Governor, State of New Jersey  New Jersey Business Action Center  New Jersey Economic Development Authority  New Jersey State Office of Innovation

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