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.
Democratic Research Aide:  Nicole A. Brown   
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Wimberly Joins Fellow Lawmakers in Calling for Bergen Sheriff Saudino to Resign

Assemblyman Benjie Wimberly (D-Bergen, Passaic) issued the following statement calling for the resignation of Bergen County Sheriff Michael Saudino:

"Unfortunately, this is just the latest display of racism, bigotry and hateful rhetoric we have heard recently in this country. Let's be clear, it's not alright. No apology can take it back and it will not be ignored or tolerated in our state.

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Lampitt, Moriarty, DeAngelo & Chiaravalloti Bill Protecting Minimum Wage Workers Clears Labor Committee

A bill sponsored by Assembly Democrats Pamela Lampitt, Paul Moriarty, Wayne DeAngelo, and Nick Chiaravalloti revising part of the Prevailing Wage Act was approved by the Assembly Labor Committee on Monday.

“There are bad actors in New Jersey who have found it more cost effective to pay the penalty for wage and hour violations rather than pay their employees full wages,” said Lampitt (D-Camden/Burlington). “The penalties for violations of New Jersey’s Wage and Hour laws have not been updated in nearly three decades it is critical that adjustments be made to protect our workers and ensure that they are fairly paid for their labor. Our workers are a priority in New Jersey, and this bill would increase paycheck security.”

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