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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DeAngelo 3-Bill Package to Combat Unemployment Benefits Fraud and Ensure System is Better Protected for Out-of-Work New Jerseyans AdvancesLegislation Assemblyman Wayne DeAngelo sponsored to better protect the state's Unemployment Insurance Fund from fraud and ensure it's used only by those it was created to assist - unemployed New Jerseyans - was advanced Monday by an Assembly panel.
"Out-of-work New Jerseyans deserve this help, and every taxpayer deserves to know the benefits system they pay into is protected as best as possible from fraud that, in the end, only costs everyone more money," said DeAngelo (D-Mercer/Middlesex). "The unemployment fund exists to help New Jerseyans get back on their feet as they find work, and it should be protected for their use and their use only. With these few basic steps, we can better ensure that happens..."
Democratic Bill to Provide Lifetime Workers’ Compensation Benefits to Spouses of Police, Fire Personnel Killed in Line of Duty Signed Into Law
Measure Sponsored by Quijano, Vainieri Huttle, O'Donnell, Ramos & AlbanoLegislation sponsored by Assembly Democrats Annette Quijano, Valerie Vainieri Huttle, Jason O'Donnell, Ruben Ramos and Nelson Albano to provide lifetime workers' compensation benefits to surviving spouses of fire and police personnel who die in the line of duty has was signed into law on Thursday.
"These are dangerous professions with potentially deadly consequences," said Quijano (D-Union). "Police and fire personnel should have the peace of mind that their families will be provided for if they are killed in the line of duty. The work that they do and the risks they take warrants it."