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Assembly Labor Committee Approves Employee Fair Wage Bills

Bills sponsored by Assembly Democrats Joann Downey, Pamela Lampitt, Gary Schaer, Eric Houghtaling, Daniel Benson, Wayne DeAngelo and Gordon Johnson

Continuing to make strides in protecting and promoting fair wages for employees in New Jersey, the Assembly Labor Committee approved a package of bills Thursday that would ensure working-and middle-class families are receiving the pay they deserve.

“In an ideal world, your gender would not influence how much you earn at work. But that’s not the world we live in,” said Downey (D-Monmouth). “This provides a means of narrowing the wage gap by making it less likely for employers to unintentionally perpetuate the gap by basing salary offers for new hires on their previous salary, which has a disproportionate impact on female hires.”

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