Archive for Tag: Department of Labor

Playful Trenton tradition returns to mark Assembly members’ first bill to pass

TRENTON, N.J. – A playful tampering of the machine vote for Assemblymen Brandon Umba and Michael Torrissi’s bill on Thursday marked a return to a lighthearted Trenton tradition that hasn’t been seen in the Statehouse since pre-Covid times. After Umba moved the bill, Speaker Craig Coughlin said, “Assemblyman, this...

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Umba, Torrissi bill that expands authorized representatives at Department of Labor passes Assembly

TRENTON, N.J. – A bill that would allow authorized Department of Labor employees to give guidance to employers about possible overtime violations passed the Assembly Thursday. The bill is sponsored by Assemblymen Michael Torrissi and Brandon Umba. The bill (A281) is in response to Elmer Branch v. Cream-O-Land Dairy....

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Umba, Torrissi bill expands authorized representatives at Department of Labor

TRENTON, N.J. – The Assembly Labor Committee on Thursday advanced a bill that would allow authorized Department of Labor employees to give guidance to employers about possible overtime violations. The bill is sponsored by Assemblymen Michael Torrissi and Brandon Umba. The bill (A281) is in response to Elmer Branch...

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More Dept. of Labor deficiencies revealed by GOP lawmaker

TRENTON, N.J. – Following the Senate’s collective disgust at the N.J. Department of Labor’s unemployment failings on Thursday, Assemblyman Brian Bergen revealed another department deficiency – its inability to release a timely jobs report each month. “The incompetence and lack of communication from the state Department of Labor is...

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Hiding unemployment data, Murphy administration continuously lacks transparency

TRENTON, N.J. –  The state Department of Labor’s last press release concerning unemployment claims data was May 13. Since then, the department has been selectively tweeting the information every Thursday, except for yesterday. Replies were never very kind as people complained about how they couldn’t get the help they...

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Assemblywoman investigates ‘broken’ unemployment system at shuttered state career center

TRENTON, N.J. – It is not just that New Jersey’s unemployment offices have been closed for almost a full year, it is that the system had been hobbling along long before the crisis hit. That is what Assemblywoman Aura Dunn discovered Thursday when she was let inside the shuttered...

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‘Completely unacceptable,’ say District 30 lawmakers on 11-week unemployment benefit extension delays

TRENTON, N.J. – Sen. Bob Singer and Assemblymen Sean Kean, and Ned Thomson (R-Monmouth) are calling on Gov. Phil Murphy to implement the 11-week extension of unemployment benefits enacted by Congress in December as soon as possible. Claimants who exhausted benefits before Dec. 26 have not received any payments...

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Review and replace the unemployment system, says DePhillips

TRENTON, N.J. – Assemblyman Christopher P. DePhillips will introduce a resolution urging Gov. Phil Murphy to require the state Labor Department to make recommendations within two weeks on how to replace the state’s decades-old computer system that is struggling to handle the flood of insurances claims. “It is unacceptable...

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Space bill requiring prevailing wage contractors to register signed into law

TRENTON, N.J. – All contractors who are required to pay their workers prevailing wage must register with the Department of Labor under a new law (A2478/S62) sponsored by Assemblyman Parker Space. “It’s important that the Department of Labor is aware of all contractors who are doing work in which...

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