January 7, 2016
As we approach the end of the first work week of 2016, companies should be thinking about their “pay-to-play resolutions” in the upcoming year. New Jersey is home to numerous and varied pay-to-play restrictions. One misstep can have severe consequences. New Jersey’s pay-to-play restrictions may make your head spin, but any company that does business (or wants to do business) with the New Jersey government needs to make compliance with these laws part of its 2016 business plan. Although many companies think that they have their political activity compliance program under control, companies often ignore these key facts:
- The laws change;
- Similar laws are often interpreted differently; and
- Those covered by pay-to-play restrictions within your organization may change from year to year as people join your team, leave your team or change positions within your company.