Assembly Labor

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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Quijano, Muoio, Holley & Downey Bill to Prohibit State EDA from Helping Businesses that Engage in Gender Discrimination Approved by General Assembly

Legislation sponsored by Assembly Democrats Annette Quijano, Elizabeth Maher Muoio, Jamel Holley and Joann Downey to prohibit the New Jersey Economic Development Authority from providing financial assistance to businesses that engage in gender discrimination was approved Wednesday by the General Assembly.

The bill (A-3832) requires the New Jersey Economic Development Authority to adopt rules and regulations requiring that a business that receives financial assistance from the authority is not to engage in gender discrimination against workers employed at the business.

"Our economic incentive programs are an extension of our values as a state," said Quijano (D-Union). "This bill would say, resoundingly, that New Jersey does not support discriminatory pay practices and that any company that wants to use economic assistance from taxpayers must conduct business in a way that is fair to all employees. This is about ensuring equal rights."

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DeAngelo, Danielsen, Holley, Houghtaling & Downey Bill to Ensure Timely Decisions on Unemployment Insurance Benefits Approved by Assembly

Bill Requires Initial Notification to Be Issued No Later Than Three Weeks from Receipt of Claim
Legislation sponsored by Assembly Democrats Wayne DeAngelo, Joseph Danielsen, James Holley, Eric Houghtaling and Joann Downey to establish a deadline for the issuance of determination notices to applicants for unemployment benefits was approved Wednesday by the General Assembly.

"When someone's out of a job and facing financial hardship, unemployment benefits may be the only thing that keeps the lights on and puts food on the table," said DeAngelo (D-Mercer/Middlesex). "Making sure people get their benefits sooner will limit the strain on jobless workers as they try to get back on their feet."

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Drug Addiction Insurance Coverage, Opioid Addiction Public Awareness Campaign, Gender Pay Equity at Biz that Get NJ Help, Gold Star Family Assistance & Life in Prison for Murdering Minor in Sex Crime Highlight Wednesday Assembly Session

Several Bills Opposing Trump Actions Also Set for Votes

Also on Tap: Veterans Diversion Program, Student Opioid Abuse Education, Expanded Infertility Coverage, Earn Your Way Out Act, Task Force on Adults with Autism, Statewide Hit-and-Run Alert System & Reader Privacy Act

Legislation to require health insurance coverage for substance abuse addiction treatment and place restrictions on opioid prescriptions, establish a public awareness campaign to educate about the dangers of opioid and heroin addiction, ensure gender pay equity for businesses receiving state financial assistance, help Gold Star families and require life imprisonment without parole for persons convicted of the murder of a minor under the age of 18 in the commission of a sex crime highlight Thursday's Assembly voting session.

Several resolutions opposing President Trump's policies are also set for votes...

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Johnson Bill to Help Employees Ensure their Wages are Calculated Properly Advanced by Assembly Panel

Asm. Gordon Johnson Legislation Assemblyman Gordon Johnson sponsored to give employees the ability to determine whether their wages are being properly calculated was advanced Monday by the Assembly Labor Committee.

"Receiving this type of information will give employees the ability to determine if their wages are being properly calculated," said Johnson (D-Bergen). "This will increase employer accountability and protect employees from intentional or inadvertent wage calculation errors. This is a pro-worker, pro-middle class bill..."

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