Archive for Tag: jobs & economy

DeCroce bill approved by committee expands age discrimination protections to senior workforce

TRENTON, N.J. – An aging workforce could benefit from a bill passed by a legislative panel today expanding discrimination protections for those aged 70 years and older. “There is no reason our laws should stop preventing age discrimination in the workplace once someone has reached 70 years old,” said...

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Governor signs Dancer legislation allowing employees to live on horse farms

TRENTON, N.J. – Home is where the horse is— at least that’s the case in New Jersey after Gov. Phil Murphy signed Assemblyman Ron Dancer’s bill permitting full-time, year-round farm employees to reside on premises where horses are boarded. “Groomers, trainers and other full-time farm employees often need extended...

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Bucco & Dunn support tax incentive legislation to boost Morris County economy

TRENTON, N.J. – Sen. Anthony M. Bucco and Assemblywoman Aura Dunn (both R-Morris) voted today to advance legislation reestablishing a statewide tax incentive program that would boost the struggling Morris County economy. “The bill we voted for today is far from perfect. However, in a state where our corporate...

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Committee advances bill allowing certain small businesses to forgo workers’ compensation coverage

TRENTON, N.J. – Small businesses and start-ups saddled with a mandate to purchase workers’ compensation coverage despite a lack of employees could see some relief under legislation advanced by the Assembly Labor Committee today. The bill (A508), sponsored Assemblywoman BettyLou DeCroce and Assemblyman Jay Webber, revises the definition of...

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Families at risk of losing Earned Income Tax Credit, GOP lawmakers propose solution

TRENTON, N.J. – Taxpayers that have lower earned income this year could be receiving a lower tax credit from the federal government, and consequentially from state government, because of economic shutdowns resulting from the pandemic response. Assemblymen Brian Bergen, Hal Wirths and John Catalano want to make sure working...

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DePhillips bill funding manufacturing industry and jobs advances

TRENTON, N.J. – From switching operations, to making personal protective equipment, to adjusting to disruptions in their supply chains, New Jersey’s manufacturing industry has adapted to meet new demands during the coronavirus pandemic. On Thursday, the Assembly Labor Committee approved Assemblyman Christopher DePhillips’ legislation (A3756) that would dedicate $1.5...

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Committee passes Dancer’s bill suspending paperwork error fines for small businesses

TRENTON, N.J. – In the wake of coronavirus shutdowns and restrictions, the Assembly Commerce and Economic Development Committee cleared Assemblyman Ron Dancer’s bill Wednesday protecting small businesses from costly fines for first-time paperwork mistakes. “Before the coronavirus-related closures, nearly half of New Jersey’s private workforce was employed by small...

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Space stresses need for specifics in state’s plan to reopen economy

SPARTA, N.J. – Following Assemblyman Parker Space’s comments that the governor’s plan to restart the state’s economy was more of a road block than a road back, he issued an online petition and video calling for concrete plans to reopen businesses and get people back to work. WATCH: Parker...

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Oroho, Space and Wirths happy state and county parks and golf courses to be opened

SPARTA, N.J. – Senator Steve Oroho and Assemblymen Parker Space and Hal Wirths are happy that Gov. Murphy has heeded their calls to reopen the outdoors to help people cope with the COVID-19 pandemic. “I’m glad to see the governor move today to reopen our parks and golf courses,”...

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Bergen says Murphy should look at NJBIA survey of businesses ready to reopen

TRENTON, N.J. – Assemblyman Brian Bergen said that Gov. Phil Murphy and his newly appointed commission to advise on the restart of the state’s economy should first look at the report released by the New Jersey Business and Industry Association Tuesday. “The debate will only intensify over the next...

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