The Labor Committee is the panel that oversees legislation regarding unemployment, workers’ compensation and disability benefits, workplace safety, employee training programs, family leave, and the minimum wage.
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Additional Prieto-led Vocational Education Improvement Bills Get Final Legislative OKTwo Bills Also Sponsored by Jasey, Johnson, Caride, Mosquera, Diegnan, Watson Coleman, Fuentes & Benson
Two additional bills that were part of a sweeping vocational education improvement package sponsored by Assembly Speaker Vincent Prieto were approved Thursday by the Senate, meaning all seven bills of the bills have received final legislative approval.
"We cannot rest idle while businesses and jobs change and the global economy becomes more competitive," Prieto said. "In the end, this is all about jobs and a stronger economy, so we need to take steps such as these to ensure our state is at the cutting edge of educational offerings…"
Wisniewski Statement on Christie’s Minimum Wage Comments at U.S. Chamber of Commerce EventNew Jersey Assembly Deputy Speaker John S. Wisniewski issued the following statement in response to Governor Chris Christie's recent comments regarding the minimum wage during a U.S. Chamber of Commerce event in Washington, D.C.:
"Governor Christie's minimum wage comments highlight why he is wrong for New Jersey and wrong for America.