Employer Services

Are you having difficulty attracting employees to your Hunterdon worksite? Does a lack of reliable transportation come up as a recurring theme in your hiring process? Looking to increase worker productivity and employee morale? Helping employees to improve their commute is an easy way to boost morale at no cost! 

We're available to help you provide commute information and programming to your employees~ free of charge.

  • Commute Programs
  • Employee Traffic Alerts
  • Relocation Assistance
  • NJ Smart Workplaces
  • NJ Commuter Fringe Benefit

Employee Commute Programs

Employee Commute Information Fairs

Staff is available to visit your w2017orksite during lunchtime to share information on commute options with employees. All you have to do is provide a table. We'll do the rest.

Information Kiosks

We have FREE information kiosks available for placement at your worksite. We can customize the message as appropriate to your organization and provide the needed brochures to encourage employees to carpool, vanpool, or bicycle to work etc...

New Employee Orientation Materials/Assistance

Attract and retain the best employees by providing information to improve their commute- at no cost to you! We can help current and potential employees to find a commute that will suit their needs and result in a positive reflection of you as an employer.

Customized Worksite Programs

Looking for a fun way to engage employees? Why not encourage a little friendly competition with a carpool challenge? Is parking at a premium? Why not reduce the need for parking spaces by promoting carpools and vanpools? We can assist you to develop a program to meet your needs, starting with an employee origin/destination survey.

Onsite Commuter Seminars

"Commuter Café Series"- "Commuter Cafés" are FREE information sessions on topics related to commuting that are held on-site at employer worksites or community centers. Commuter Café sessions are typically held at lunchtime, however, other times may be arranged. Presentations are scheduled for approximately 40-45 minutes, with 15-20 minutes designated for questions and answers. As a courtesy to our speakers, we ask that you have a minimum of 15 participants.

Sample Topics

  • Driving Safety Tips for Women
  • Driving and Stress: Avoiding Road Rage
  • Winter Driving Tips
  • Driving Tips for Seniors
  • Personal Safety: Don't Be a Victim in Your Car
  • Sharing the Road with Tractor Trailers
  • Distracted Driving

Employee Traffic Alerts

Nothing can slow employee productivity like traffic congestion. We can provide your employees with the information they need to avoid delays due to traffic accidents, construction, or weather conditions. Alerts are provided free of charge via e-mail. More About Traffic Alerts

Relocation Assistance

Are you thinking of moving your business to Hunterdon County? Have you recently moved, or are you facing hiring challenges? Staff will conduct a worksite assessment and assist with identifying solutions to attract/retain employees with transportation challenges.

NJ Smart Workplaces

The New Jersey Smart Workplaces Program (NJSW) is a statewide recognition program that lauds employers who demonstrate leadership by providing quality commuter benefits to their employees.

Employers are recognized at one of four levels of achievement: bronze, silver, gold, or platinum based upon the level of activity at the worksite. Commuter benefits may include providing employees with information on carpooling and vanpooling, preferred parking for carpool/vanpools, facilities for bicycle commuters, and telework or flextime work schedules.

NJSW is a voluntary program facilitated by participating employers and the state's Transportation Management Associations, to reduce traffic congestion, increase travel choices, reduce employee commuting stress and improve air quality.

Smart Workplaces Application 

NJ Commuter Transportation Fringe Benefit Law

New Jersey's commuter benefits law, effective March 1, 2020, requires employers that employ at least 20 workers to offer a pre-tax transportation fringe benefit to all employees who are not subject to a collective bargaining agreement.

For purposes of the law, an "employee" means anyone hired or employed by the employer and who reports to the employer's work location (this follows the definition under the state's unemployment compensation law).

Employees may set aside up to $270 per month of pre-tax wages, which can be used for mass transit commuting costs (bus/rail), vanpooling lease costs, and parking. Employees could save up to $900 per year by not paying federal income tax on that salary.

The commuter fringe benefits can be structured as an employee-funded tax-free payroll deduction; as an employer-funded benefit; or the costs can be shared by employer and employee. The benefit can be delivered in the form of transit provider-specific passes or universally accepted vouchers and debit cards.

Employers may want to opt-in to either the NJ TRANSIT Bulk Sales program or one of the programs offered by a third party provider, like Beniversal/eTRAC, Commuter Benefit Solutions, TotalBen, TranBen, or TransitChek by WageWorks.

You may also want to check with your payroll service company to see if they offer pre-tax benefit programs.

For more information contact
Tara Shepherd
(908) 788-5553