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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Sumter, Benson, Vainieri Huttle, Houghtaling & Wimberly Bill Requiring Companies that Offshore Jobs Out of State to Return State Aid Advanced by Assembly Panel

In an effort to bring jobs to New Jersey, legislation sponsored by Assembly Democrats Shavonda Sumter, Dan Benson, Valerie Vainieri Huttle, Eric Houghtaling and Benjie Wimberly to require employers that offshore call center jobs overseas to return any state aid or business incentives they may have was approved Thursday by the Assembly Labor Committee.

“Outsourcing jobs contributes to unemployment which hurts the economy,” said Sumter (D-Bergen/Passaic). “These incentives are meant to support businesses that are committed to the state. Moving jobs overseas threatens our economy. This bill helps protect our investment and economic vitality.”

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Quijano & Benson Bill to Ensure First Responders Get Health Care for Work-related Injuries Clears Committee

In order to protect employees who are injured at work, the Assembly Labor Committee approved legislation sponsored by Assemblywoman Annette Quijano and Assemblyman Dan Benson to ensure public safety workers who suffer a disability or death due to their often extreme work requirements are covered by workers’ compensation.

“These workers are our first line of defense. Their jobs are not only stressful, they are dangerous,” said Quijano (Union). “This bill ensures that public safety workers are adequately covered if they suffer a debilitating illness or worse related to their duties at work.”

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