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Employment & Labor Law Committee

NJBIA offers timely information and resources to help New Jersey employers understand and respond to employment and labor laws affecting their businesses.  Receive timely updates about changes in laws affecting your business, from payroll taxes and paid leave to the hiring and firing of employees.

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June 16, 2021
NJBIA’s Opposition on Senate Bill 3920 in Senate Labor Committee

Good morning and thank you for the opportunity to testify today on Senate Bill No. 3920 concerning enhanced enforcement for worker misclassification. My name is Ray Cantor and I am Vice President for Government Affairs with the New Jersey Business and Industry Association. NJBIA is the nation’s largest statewide business association whose members employ about […]

June 9, 2021
NJBIA’s Opposition to the Proposed Committee Substitute to Senate Bill No. 3352

On behalf of our member companies that provide 1 million jobs in the state and make the New Jersey Business & Industry Association the largest statewide business association in the country, we are writing to express our opposition to the proposed committee substitute to Senate Bill No. 3352.  This bill concerns sexual harassment and discrimination […]

February 11, 2021
NJBIA’s opposition to Senate Bill No. 3414 (Sweeney (D3); Greenstein (D14))

On behalf of the New Jersey Business & Industry Association, the nation’s largest statewide business association whose members employ over one million people in New Jersey, I am testifying in opposition to Senate Bill No. 3414 (Sweeney & Greenstein) and ask that it not be released from committee.  While we recognize the potential benefits of […]

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June 11, 2021
Why Businesses Should be Concerned About Sexual Harassment Bill

On Thursday, the Senate Labor Committee narrowly passed a bill that greatly expands the threshold for bringing litigation for sexual harassment and discrimination in the workplace.  While NJBIA and other groups understand the intent of the legislation – that inappropriate behavior should not be tolerated in the workplace – bill S-3352 (Weinberg, D-37) effectively removes […]

March 22, 2021
NJBIA Supports COVID-19 Relief Bills to Help Struggling Businesses

NJBIA testified Monday in support of five bills that would collectively appropriate $100 million in federal funds to the New Jersey Economic Development Authority to help microbusinesses, restaurants, childcare centers, nonprofits and cultural institutions struggling under COVID-19 operating restrictions. “These bills target relief to the businesses that have been hurt most over the past year […]

March 17, 2021
NJBIA Supports COVID-19 Relief Bills for Struggling Businesses

NJBIA testified Wednesday in support of a package of COVID-relief bills before the  Assembly Appropriations Committee, including five that would collectively provide $100 million to help microbusinesses, restaurants, childcare centers, nonprofits and cultural institutions. “The number of small businesses open today in New Jersey, compared to pre-pandemic January of 2020, is down 33.9%, and their […]

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