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Senate Labor Committee Meeting – Follow Up

The following actions were taken on bills in the Senate Labor Committee meeting that was held on Monday, March 5, 2018.

  • S-104 : Concerns equal pay for women and employment discrimination.
    • Passed 5-0. Referred to Senate Budget Committee. Sponsor suggested that amendments regarding the look back period of the recovery of back pay and public contractor reporting requirements would be made.
    • NJBIA submitted the following coalition position statement.

  • S-121: Bars provisions in employment contracts that waive rights or remedies; bars agreements that conceal details relating to discrimination claims.
    • Passed 5-0
    • NJBIA opposed provision in bill attempting to target arbitration agreements in employment contracts by prohibiting waivers of “procedural” rights.

  • S-345: Requires construction companies post notifications of employee rights.
    • Passed 4-0

  • S-347: Concerns outreach and training for minorities and women in the construction industry.
    • Passed 4-0-1

  • S-545: Prohibits employers from obtaining, requiring, or discriminating on the basis of credit reports.
    • Passed 4-1
    • NJBIA opposed and were seeking amendments to provide more flexibility regarding the ability for employers to use credit checks and also requested the removal of a provision granting an additional right of employees to file a lawsuit.

  • S-559: Concerns employer inquiries about worker’s wage and salary experience.
    • Passed 4-1

  • S-937: Establishes New Jersey Commission on Construction Industry Independent Contractor Reform.
    • Passed 4-0-1

  • S-393 / S-973: Establishes Talent Network Program in DOLWD.
    • Passed 5-0
  • S-2137: Workplace Democracy Enhancement Act.
    • Passed 3-0-2

Please contact me if you have any questions or concerns.

Thank you,

Mike

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